For the past month we've been sharing the house with a couple of colonies of sugar ants coming and going. I've sprayed and sprayed, put out the terro traps, done our best to keep the cabinets free of any leftover dishes, and keep things clean. I finally decided to give the home made terro a try.
I mixed 1/2 tsp of borax, 2 1/2 tbsp of powdered sugar, and 1 tbsp of water in a jar, mixed well, then put a small amount in some baby food lids on the counter where they were coming in. First night, there was an ant party going on, next day I cleaned up the lids and replenished them with more of the bait, had another ant party going on, then repeated for the past few days.
This morning, not one ant to be seen. Still need to treat around the outside of the house, but happy to see the party has ended.
To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault