Ants, fleas and cockroaches are the most disgusting pests in the world. If we can all agree on one thing, it’s that we all want to see these critters gone! But, what are you supposed to do when you see a group of cockroaches on your hardwood floor? How do you stop an army of ants in your garden? What about the host of fleas your dog brought home from outside? The logical answer is to call the exterminator. However, the extermination process is expensive, time-consuming and most importantly highly toxic, which is why many people are trying to find another solution. Luckily, we have just the thing you need.
Boric acid has been used to control pests in homes and gardens around the world for a long time. It’s a natural substance that can be found in seawater and plants. Borax is its chemical cousin which contains boron just like boric acid, which is an effective pest killer and repellent. Borax kills the pests by interfering with their digestion and destroying their inner stomach lining, but they must ingest it first. Don’t believe the claims that Borax somehow destroys their exoskeleton – the process destroys pests them from the inside, not outside.
There’s not a person on Earth who loves cockroaches – they’re disgusting and a real pain to remove. Theoretically, you could just smash them all with your shoe, but that won’t resolve the problem for good. Luckily, Borax can.
Boil a dozen eggs and separate the whites, then mash them with 2.5 ounces of Borax. Now, add ½ a cup of white sugar to the mixture and add some more until you reach a dough-like consistency. Put these delicious cockroach bombs in the spots where you noticed the critters and your house will be full of dead cockroaches soon!
Ants are even more difficult to remove than cockroaches, but they have a weakness. Like most animals, they adore honey. The workers consume liquids, but the queen and her baby larvae eat solid food, so you’ll need the best of both worlds to eliminate them.
For the solid “food”, mix Borax and powdered sugar in a 1:3 ratio. For the liquid, mix ¼ cup of Borax with ¾ cup of honey. Put the “foods” in the areas frequented by ants and onto flat surfaces as well, and you’ll say goodbye to the colony soon!
Borax is a great solution against fleas as well. They can be difficult to spot and remove, but Borax can kill them and their eggs and keep your house flea-free for up to a year. Before using it against the pests, clean and vacuum your house – move the furniture and make sure to vacuum all hard-to-reach areas as fleas are known to hide in dark spots. Now, sprinkle some Borax onto your carpets and every crease in your home, and make sure to cover the areas where your pets sit often too. Work the powder in the fabric nicely and vacuum the excess. Keep your pets and children away from home in the next 36 hours in order to prevent them from coming in contact with the powder which can have serious consequences on their health. After 36 hours, vacuum your house again and you will get rid of the fleas!