Die, Ants! Die! Your Non-Toxic Approach. My six year old Zoe loves ants. The ants are her buddies. I can’t tell her that I hate the ants because they’re disgusting and intrusive and unsanitary.
And I can’t poison them because Zoe picks them up and croons lovingly to them.
Plan B. Mix two tablespoons of borax with jam, jelly, honey or syrup until there is a paste. Smear some on some paper or a plate and put it where the ants are at. They should flock to it and eat it and take it back to the nest and it will act as a natural ant killer. This has worked beautifully. Now, to distract Zoe with ladybugs, or something…