I think what may be best for outdoor baits is to heat the sugar/borax mixture enough so it ends up as a hard candy and them pour it into plastic containers. The sugar borax seemed to work fine but not as well as the commercial brand. It might be good to try and treat the colony outside? 1. containers with 1/4″ holes in the sides and keep the lids on. I saved the mixture to test it against the other remedies in a longer test. Worked overnight. Do they have side effects on pets? If ants are invading your home and you don’t want to use harsh chemicals, home made Borax Ant Killers may be the answer, but how effective are they? They can easily climb up and down the outer slope to reach the treat in the depression, and out again. Carol. A couple of comments: First, I’ve also tried lots of recipes, and a 3 to 1 (sugar/Borax) recipe, in water, works best. Basically told them to use spray and bait traps. This could account for the ants not being attracted to either mixture, at least in the later days. Borax is toxic if ingested by pets. I’ve read on the internet that this kills them as well. Carol, Horrid problem with ants. I have heard that some ants like sweet and some like protein. The ground will boil for about a minute and then for about a dollars worth of bleach no more ant colony. Before I got into the ant killer tests, I wanted to at least minimize the amount of ants running around. haphazardly try equal parts. I would do a dry bait with 1:2 or 1:3 borax: powdered sugar in combination with an effective liquid bait. Ultimately, the Terro failed the following year, for whatever reason. Also the amount of Borax used in some of the tests was crazy. I went to Wikipedia, typed in: List of companion Plants ( I don’t know how to high light or link “Wikipedia” ) I don’t know how many of the people making comments have seen this information that I speak of, but some of it is working for me already. What Borax Does to Ants. Thanks for sharing it. Trying multiple baits at once (ie one with peanut butter, one that is sugar based) like you did can be a good idea. When the queen senses they need more protein she sends out the signal to the rovers to find that kind of diet for the colony. Some types of ants are pickier than others when choosing their food. We had an ant path in kitchen coming up from side of cabinet at refrigerator over near sink where traps were. Doesn’t work on tiny ants because they can’t carry it back to the hive. Knowing that, I mixed some grape jelly with Borax into a ketchup bottle and placed another piece of tape on the counter with a “tainted” glob of jelly. Because of the difference in cost, my choice for the future will be the Sugar water and Borax. Glad this worked for you! The alcohol spray is an immediate short term solution inside the house. I just wanted to mention that I use powdered sugar and borax mixed together. Just put a little pile of the paste on any ant trail. It cuts up their exoskeleton. This is just the same as all the Ant Killers out in the stores (5% Borax 95% other stuff. I don’t use the yard much, small – 40 x 60 feet- so a high percentage of ants per grass- my son complained about ants cutting the grass, I had no idea I sent him into an infestation of the aggressive biters and marked the mounds with sticks and mowed around piles very carefully in very tall boots. Simply kill or make the ants is their tracks. outside I put it on their hills so they cannot miss it.. they take the stuff in to the queen. I am sure that it would beat even your terro bait. 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