How To Get Rid Of Ants

My wife and I recently bought a home in Scottsdale Arizona. We got a good deal on it as we watched it for a while and felt like it had gone down enough and we didn’t want to lose it, so we put in a bid and got it. One day, a few months after we moved in I went into my kitchen and a I saw a line of black sugar ants running across the counter tops. I can say that I was a bit horrified at this sight. Luckily my wife was already on her way to the office so she didn’t get to see them.
As it turned out, after following their trail, they were not just on the counter but in my food as well. I opened up a box of my favorite cereal – Cheerios and there were ants in the box. Not very appetizing. I thought I was going to throw up. My next step was to bring out the Raid and spray the kitchen down. This worked for about a day and then they were back again in the same numbers.
Over the next few days, I tried ant traps and powders and nothing worked. I thought I was going to loose my mind. I finally did the smart thing and Googled "how to get rid of ants" and came up with a bunch of results to look through. I found what I was looking for.

How To Get Rid Of Sugar Ants Without Poison
Since the poison was not working I needed to find another option, so when I found "How To Get Rid Of Ants Without Poison", I knew I had found my answer. I followed the link from Google and I came upon an article that explained using a sugar and borax solution to kill ants without poison.

The recipe for using borax to kill ants is as follows:

1 cup of very warm water

½ cup of sugar, just get the cheapest sugar you can find. You do not need to get fancy – no need for turbanado here.

2 table spoons of borax, This is the same borax that you use to clean your clothes with. They are unable to detect a small amount of borax when mixed in with the large amount of sugar.

Keep the remaining solution in the refrigerator, you may need it for additional spot treatments.

One you have the solution mixed you simply dunk cotton balls in the solution. Once the cotton ball is saturated with the solution you place the cotton ball on or near all of the trails that you see. You should see the ants flock to these things like crazy. When the ants come to the cotton balls, the temptation is to kill them – don’t! This is part of the secret to getting rid of the ants. Let them eat the solution. The party will be over for them soon.

The ants will do what ants do, and take their new "food" back to their ant buddies in the ant hill where the other ants in the colony feed off of this sugar borax solution. Once the borax gets into the colony, most of the ants will die within 24 hours. You may need to put out some new cotton balls with the solution a few days later. If you follow this process you should be ant free in no time.

Using borax to kill ants was the only thing that I did that worked reliably. I am confident that this will work for you. Making your own ant poison is not only cheap but it is non toxic and not harmful to the environment. Theoretically you can eat borax but I would not do that. Good Luck!