I am THISCLOSE to finishing the hallway. I just need to repaint the moulding where I covered the nail holes, and voila! It'll be done. So you gotta wait....

So while I keep you waiting, I want to share a tip with you guys that I found after moving into our new house!
Apparently, this house was built on top of the world's biggest ant hill because once we were settled in, we were INFESTED with ants! It was AWFUL! I hate any creepy crawly thing, and a house full of ants just won't do!

 I was going to call a pest control company because I was so frustrated. But after some intense searching, I figured out that I could really eradicate these little beasts myself!

 And guess what? You can too! You can get rid of every.single.one.of.them! So I'm going to share with you a tip on how to wipe out the whole ant colony that seems to reside closely to your house.

Boric Acid Ant Bait

1 Cup Sugar
3 Tbsp Boric Acid
3 Cups warm water

 Mix the sugar and boric acid well. Add the warm water slowly, mixing all the while so it won't be too lumpy. Store in a jar. When ready to use, saturate cotton ball with mixture and leave it where the ants seem to frequent.

 In my case, it was in our bathroom, by the sink. Now PLEASE be warned-once you leave this cotton ball there, and in my case, I left a few sopping wet on the countertop, they WILL come to the cotton balls. Hundreds. RESIST THE URGE TO KILL THEM! It will disgust you, you will want to throw up, you will DEFINITELY want to bust out the ant spray and kill every one of those little suckers. But DON'T! They are drinking up the poison water and taking it back to the queen.

 I was hesitant at first-I really thought it was a waste, and that I let my bathroom get even MORE infested with ants for nothing...but within DAYS, they were gone! GONE! They came back a few weeks later, but only for a day, and then THEY were gone also. Now it's been a month and a half and I haven't seen them since. This mixture is a miracle. It's just plain ole boric acid that you find at walmart with the pesticides. I'm sure it has saved me hundreds of dollars in other products and pest control services!

 So there you go! I hope SOMEONE benefits from this-we sure have!

We're gonna be gone until monday night, so I'll see you all when I get back!

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  1. I might have to try this for our patio this summer! Thanks for the tips!


  2. thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my wreath - i really appreciate it!!

    i'm gonna have to bookmark this post - we seem to have an ant infestation every summer :/ - thanks for the info!

  3. It's like fate brought be here. We've been dealing with sugar ants in the kitchen for at least a month. We've tried quite a few other things, but nothing seems to work, and I hate spraying poison all over the countertops where we prepare our food! I can't wait to try this out!