To celebrate the release of Marvel’s Ant-Man ants have invaded houses all across the country. I’ve had an ant problem lingering on and off for the past year. I’ve used as many old wives tales as there are in the handbook that they give you when you become a Stay-At-Home Hero (written by Calvin’s dad of course). None of them have worked, although I was pretty sure that a mix of borax and sugar water would do the trick…of course it’s been a long time since I got my A in high school chemistry, so I just couldn’t get the proportions right.
Well, thanks to another blog that I read, I purchased a product and it worked! They’re gone!!
The product is called TERRO, and it’s pretty much a mix of borax and sugar water, but the proportions are spot on. It gives them time to deliver the poison to the nest and, hopefully, the queen.
Attached to the box are cardboard squares that you place on the ant’s popular paths. You place a few drops on each square, and suddenly within a couple of hours, hundreds of ants leave their nest to DRINK UP THEIR DOOM!
Unfortunately, I didn’t think to take pictures of the first two days. However: here’s day three:
The trick is to keep refreshing the Terro, as it dries up pretty quickly, leaving a sticky residue. Don’t skimp on the product, as ants are pretty resilient.
So thanks to Getrichslowly.com for their review of Terro, which inspired me to purchase it, try it out, and I am very pleased with the results.
Have you used Terro? How are your ant problems right now?