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I noticed a little ant colony under some paving stones in our yard. It didn't look like much...just a few little ant hills and a few lonely, wandering ants. So I thought it would be the perfect time to try out THIS pin about homemade ant killer.
You mix 1 cup of warm water with 1/2 cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of Borax, dip some cotton balls into it and lay them out next to where the ants are.
See my little poisoned cotton balls next to those little ant holes?
It didn't work. At all. A few days after putting out the cotton balls, I enlisted my husband to lift up the pavers to see if all the ants were dead. The scene below those innocent little pavers was something like this:
Ant Armageddon! Ack! There were thousands of them! And even creepier were the ant eggs. Ew! Ew! Ew! Pin Bomb! Pin Bomb!