Equal parts of icing sugar and borax make an effective pesticide for ants.. Sprinkle this mixture wherever they become a problem: the icing sugar attracts the ants and the borax kills them, but it is not harmful to pets or humans.
BRUCE WESTOBY, WESTVILLE
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