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Ways To Repel Household Pests

Looking to repel or prevent pesky pests from making their way into your home this summer? 

 

Ant Traps


Here's an easy, inexpensive way to round up the ants that begin to invade your house each summer.

What You'll Need:
3 cups (750 ml) water
1 cup (220 g) sugar
4 teaspoons borax
3 clean 250 g screw-top jars
Cotton balls
Old-style beer-can opener (that cuts V-notches)

What To Do:
1. In a jug, mix the water, sugar and borax together. Loosely pack the jars half-full of cotton balls and saturate the balls with the solution.
2. Pierce jar lids with the can opener, making 2 or 3 holes just large enough to admit ants.
3. Place the baited jars where ants are active, but make sure jars are out of the reach of pets and children. Attracted by the lethal sugar and boric acid mixture, ants will crawl into the traps.

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