I don’t know how it is in your neck of the woods, but out here in Eastern Iowa it seems to be a bad year for ants. I’ve got ants coming into my house and I don’t like it. I also don’t like using pesticides, though, so I started googling and found out that I can make my own homemade ant bait that isn’t toxic to humans but is deadly to ants!
The best part: it’s super easy to make, it uses ingredients I have on hand, it’s frugal AND all natural!
How to Make Effective Homemade Ant Bait
Making your own effective homemade ant bait is very easy, and I bet you have the ingredients in your pantry too! To make your own homemade ant bait, mix together equal parts of powdered sugar and baking soda and then add a small amount of dry active yeast. The sweet sugar attracts the ants and the baking soda essentially blows them up! I’m not sure what the yeast does, but I read on several sites to include it in the mix so I have. It’s working quite well at my house!
- 1 TBS powdered sugar
- 1 TBS baking soda
- 1 tsp dry active yeast
Mix it all together and set it wherever your ants are getting in!
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That’s it! Have you tried a homemade bug bait? I’d love to hear your opinions!