Viewing post #1042348 by tcs1366

You are viewing a single post made by tcs1366 in the thread called #7 Piggy Swap and Friends Chat The sowing begins.
Imagetcs1366
Feb 25, 2014 6:50 AM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Ella -- just read this on Facebook.... people post all sorts of 'do it yourself' things...

here is one for ants.

Ant Killer

1 empty water bottle
(Cut it down to about 2" tall)
5 Tbsp of baking soda
5 Tbsp of powdered sugar
3 Tbsp of water.

Take a small amount of powdered sugar & mix it with an equal amount of baking soda, the add the water.
Powdered sugar is essential. Do NOT Substitute granulated sugar for this or it will NOT work.

Mix the two powders together and then place small amounts against the walls or other areas where you would not normally walk but where you would normally see the ants.

The ants will be attracted to the sugar and will eat some of it and collect more to take home to feed others, so all of them will get their share.

The sugar and baking soda powders are similar in size and, once mixed together, the ants cannot separate the two items, so, as they eat the sugar, they will also ingest the baking soda, which they would otherwise never touch. This is the reason for using powdered sugar.

Once the ants eat the baking soda it will react with the formic acid in their stomachs and cause gas. The bodies of ants are unlike humans and they cannot eliminate gas so it will build up inside and eliminate them.
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

« Return to the thread "#7 Piggy Swap and Friends Chat The sowing begins"
« Return to Cottage Gardening forum
« Return to the Ella's Garden cubit homepage

Ella's Garden

Ella's Garden isn't just about gardening. We're a diverse community of individuals, coming together to enrich the personal, business, hobbies, lifestyles, and horizons of all community members. You'll find forums for shopping & selling too!

» Home
» Forums
» Articles
» Database

Cubit owner: starlight1153

Admin team:

» Contact the admins

Plant of the Week



Want to learn more? Click on the picture.





















(Please remember to be polite and avoid heated conversations about controversial subjects.)