Since worker ants eat liquids and the queen and her babies eat solids, you have to mix up two remedies to end your ant infestation.
Sold Ant Bait: combine one part borax and three parts powdered sugar. Sprinkle this mixture onto flat surfaces for the worker ants to take to the queen.
Liquid Bait: combine 1/4 cup of borax and 3/4 cup of honey or maple syrup. Drop globs of this onto an ant trail or anywhere you see ants coming in.
Borax has immediate and long-lasting effects on fleas. One treatment can continue to kill fleas and their eggs for up to a year. Vacuum your house well, including under the furniture since fleas love to hide out in dark places. You’ll also want to dust and get up as much dirt as you can.
Sprinkle some borax on your carpet, the creases in your furniture, closet, places your pet hangs out, and anywhere else you think fleas might be hiding in your home.
Brush it into your carpet with a small hand broom. Vacuum up anywhere you still find visible borax. Let the borax sit for 36 hours and then vacuum it up to get rid of the dead fleas.
Remember to keep your applications of borax out of your children’s and pet’s reach.