Borax ant bait. Borax is the most common ingredient in house ant control products, and get this: it's absolutely 100% natural. Mix 1 cup of warm water with 1/2 cup of sugar, and 2 tablespoons of Borax. Then soak the Borax mixture up with cotton balls and place those cotton balls near any trails the ants have established in your home. Feeding frenzy... tomorrow they'll be gone.