Around this time of year, carpenter ants invade homes and can be a nuisance. While they don't bite, they are busily looking for food sources in your home. To naturally repel these ants, first remove all sugary items from surfaces and secure them in a safe place, like a refrigerator. Then make a mixture of boric acid and white powdered sugar and leave it where they tend to gather. The ants will feast on the mixture and take it back to their colony. The boric acid is a natural insecticide and will do in the entire colony. In no time, no ants.
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