Ant – Boric Acid/Peanut Butter Bait

Q: What is the recipe for the ant bait which contains boric acid and peanut butter?

A: You can make your own ant bait by mixing 4 tablespoons of peanut butter, 6 tablespoons honey and three-fourths teaspoon boric acid. Place small amounts in areas visited by ants but not readily accessible to children. You can make a small feeding station by putting bait in a plastic 35 mm. film canister with a small hole bored into its lid. If successful, the bait kills the ants in 10 days to two weeks.

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