Sophie Uliano’s Sugar Ant Hotel

• 4 cups borax
• 4 cups sugar water* • 4 pieces of paper towel • 4 shallow glass mason jars * 1 cup of water + 1 cup of white sugar heated in saucepan until sugar has dissolved. Recipe:

  1. In a bowl, mix borax and sugar water.
  2. Place a piece of kitchen towel in each jar.
  3. Divide the borax mixture into the jars, soaking the kitchen towel.
  4. Fill each jar, leaving 1-inch headspace.
  5. Screw on the lids and with a hammer and nail, make 8 holes in each lid.
  6. Place the jars where you have ants.
  7. The ants will crawl into the hotel to get the sugar and they won't come out!

Note: The hotel will catch the worker ants but not the queen. To get her:

  1. Mix ½ cup of confectioners sugar with 1 tbsp borax.
  2. Sprinkle in the ant traffic areas.
  3. The ants will take the borax-laced sugar back to their queen!

Keep borax away from pets and children!

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