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What can I do about ants?

Here is the recipe:
1. Boil water and dissolve 2 tablespoons of Boric Acid powder (available at most pharmacies) in a small quantity of hot water. You should have about 1/4 cup clear liquid max.
2. Put 2 cups of brown sugar in a measuring cup or container with a spout for pouring. Add all the liquid from step 1 to the brown sugar and just enough additional hot water to dissolve the sugar which will make a viscous (thick) brown sugar syrup.
3. Get a dozen small containers or jars with screw-on-lids and punch holes in lids.
4. Fill jars with cotton wool and pour a small quantity of the syrup into each jar. Replace lids.
5. Place jars OUTSIDE the house laying on their sides (so rain does not ender perforated lids). Jars should be put all around the foundation and especially where ant trails are detected.
6. Recharge jars approx every 3 months or whenever cotton wool reverts to a white colour.
Ants will enter jars and take the boric acid laced sugar solution back to the nest. The desired result is to kill the queen and her offspring. The solution should not be too strong or it will kill the worker before he can return to the queen.  
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