Homemade ant bait
What is an effective recipe for homemade bait for odorous ants? Some research that indicates the bait needs to be 1% to 2% boric acid to allow the ants to return with the bait to nest to feed to the queen. Since ant infestation is an ongoing household problem I would like to make my own bait rather than have to continuously buy commercial products as you recommend. Thank you.
Multnomah County Oregon
Thank you for your question. Although OSU has no formula for ant bait, the following Extension article has a lot of information on ants, as well as controls: https://agrilifecdn.tamu.edu/aes/files/2014/06/Managing-Household-Ant-Pests.pdf We do not have the same ant species here as in Texas, but the recipe there has the necessary components. Good luck!