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DIY Ant Killer | 5 Ant Killer Recipes You Can Make at Home

Got an ant problem? Here are tried-and-true DIY Ant Killer recipes to make them go away!

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DIY Ant Killer

Everyone loves the sun, right? Yep — even ants. When the temperature heats up, ants start creeping into your home… House-invading ants can get into your food, damage property or cause stinging bites. These tiny creatures can also cause damage to your plants!

Dealing with ants can be very frustrating. Pesticides for ants contain chemicals that are harmful to humans and the environment. But thankfully there are some natural, non-toxic ways to control ants. This handy collection of DIY Ant Killer Recipes will transform your garden, house or workplace into an ant-free space and save you lots of money. Get rid of ants other pests naturally.  No more nasty chemicals!

5 Ant Killer Recipes You Can Make at Home

1. Ant Killer Recipe Using Borax

Get rid of ants using this super easy natural home remedy you can make by yourself.

You will need:

1/2 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of warm water
2-3 tablespoons of Borax

Mix all of the ingredients together well to make your ant killer.

If you don’t have children or pets, you can sprinkle/spray this mixture on any ant-infested areas outside your home as well as inside. If you do have any, you will want to keep it away from them.
You can also use a small plate and pour some of the mixture onto that and then place it in an area where the ants frequent. You can also soak a cotton ball or a make-up pad in the ant killer mixture and place them around the house.


2. Cinnamon and Lemon Peels

Cinnamon is an effective household ant repellent. Its smell discourages ants from entering your house and scrounging in your kitchen.

According to studies, Cinnamon essential oil yields positive results in both repellency and insecticidal activity.

  • Add ¼ to ½ teaspoon of cinnamon essential oil in a cup of water. Soak a cotton ball in this solution and wipe down the areas where ants may enter and dwell. Repeat once daily until all the ants are gone.
  • You can also put ground cinnamon and whole cloves near entry points.

Note: Use the cinnamon oil spray strategically in places of ant infestation; do not put it all over the place. You may also use Lemon peels on areas with ants. They are disgusted with the smell.


3. Vinegar

Vinegar is both an ant repellent and killer. You can use it to clean your counter tops and surfaces. This can also be used to spray at them directly. Just mix white Vinegar and water (50-50). (


4. Homemade All-Natural Ant Killer Recipe

This homemade ant killer recipe is ideal when you know exactly where the ant mound is, and have access to it. It treats the problem at the source and is probably the quickest method of all.

Ingredients that you’ll need

  • Soapy water (One gallon of water with around a teaspoon of washing up liquid/dish soap)

Equipment that you’ll need

  • A water jug to carry your mix

For the ant mound: Step by step

Step One – Mix up your soapy water

Step Two – Pour over the mound!

Step Three – Check back in around 24 hours. If there ares till some ants present, repeat the process.



5. DIY Spray /using Mouthwash, Dish Washing Soap and Hydrogen Peroxide

What you need:

  • Mouth wash, any brand
  • Dawn dish soap
  • Hydrogen Peroxide

How to make it:

  • Mix equal parts of all ingredients in a spray bottle and mix well.  No need to add water.



These DIY ant killer recipes are cheap and easy to make, right? Most of the ingredients can be found in your own kitchen. There’s no need to spend a lot for sprays made from harmful chemicals. Try these now and say goodbye to annoying ants!

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