You'll never see another cockroach, ant or flea again - a cheap and simple solution with one natural ingredient!
When was the last time you fell in love with cockroaches, ants and fleas? The answer is probably 'never'!! If there is one thing we can all agree on, it is that these invasive insects should be told bye bye.
But, what are you supposed to do when a group of giant cockroaches dance inside your living room? How are you supposed to stop an army of ants from marching straight into your kitchen? And what about the fleas that have decided to become permanent residents in your dog's fur?
Well, you don't want to use toxic fumes and chemicals indoors, as they leave a terrible smell that's also harmful to breathe. And also - because there is a natural and non-toxic way to keep these unwanted guests away, it can be found in Borax. So, if you are ready to kick out the cockroaches, ants and fleas, keep reading and find out how to get rid of these insects once and for all.
Borax, also known as Boric acid, or sodium borate - has been used for decades to keep pests away from the home and garden. It is a natural chemical found everywhere in nature, including seawater and plants. Borax is the chemical cousin of boric acid - both contain the element boron. Although boric acid is slightly more effective in killing insects, borax works great as well. Plus, it's a much cheaper option and a whole lot safer.
Borax works so well for one simple reason - it destroys the insects' stomachs and interferes with their digestion. It is actually the opposite of probiotics. Keep feeding them borax, and very quickly they will disappear.
It is important to remember that the insect needs to digest the borax for it to be effective. It's an urban legend that the powder somehow damages their skeleton. The action works from the inside, not the outside.
Cockroaches are one of the most stubborn, powerful and surviving creatures on earth. But that doesn't mean that they can not be treated. They also have a weakness, but it is not in the sole of your shoe - that is just disgusting and makes dirt.
Instead, reach out to Borax - it's like a kryptonite for cockroaches.
Use borax to prepare a special meal for cockroaches. Don't worry, this will be their last meal, and they will not approach your area again.
Boil 12 eggs, get rid of the egg white, mash the yolk and add about 50ml of borax. Then, add half a cup of white sugar. Continue to add more sugar until a uniform mixture is obtained.
Next, place these yolk bombs in the corners of the house, waiting for the cockroaches to arrive. Mission Accomplished!
You don't have to be an army officer to stop an army of ants that have taken over your home. It's time to let them march one last time. Ahh, and this strategy will also destroy their Queen.
Most animals love honey, and ants are no exception. The working ants eat liquids, but the queen and her larvae eat solid food. To stop the colony from multiplying, you will need to make liquid and solid snacks so that they can eat.
For the ant trap with the solid food: Mix together borax and powdered sugar in a ratio of 3: 1. So for every 1/4 cup of borax, add 3/4 cup of powdered sugar.
For the liquid trap: Mix 1/4 cup borax with 3/4 cup honey or maple syrup.
Then, you will need to hunt the ants, but it is very easy to locate them. Take a teaspoon and drip liquid into the middle of their path. Remember that ants can climb, so if they are on the wall, apply the sticky substance on them.
Do not forget that the queen also needs to eat! Sprinkle some borax-powdered sugar on flat surfaces, and its dedicated workers will take it straight to the nest. Just remember that the mixture should be dripped directly on their path, where they will notice it.
If you have ants in the garden, then drip the sweet snacks on a plastic lid, so that your seedlings will not be harmed.
Borax is an excellent long-term solution for fleas pesting. In fact, one borax treatment can eliminate fleas and their eggs for a period of up to a year. Even a professional exterminator can not guarantee such a thing.
First of all, you will need to clean and vacuum the house well. This includes moving furniture and vacuuming under them - fleas like to hide in dark places. You will want to remove and clean as much dust and dirt as possible, so that the borax penetrates deeply and does its job.
Next, sprinkle some borax straight on the carpet, in the grooves of the furniture, in the corners of the house, cabinets, and wherever you think there are fleas. Notice where their pet likes to lie down, and sprinkle some borax there as well. Rub the borax well into the furniture and fabrics, using a small broom. Just make sure your children and pets are not in the room during treatment, swallowing or inhaling borax is not good for them.
And finally, pump the borax powder in places where you can still see it - maybe on the carpet, on the furniture, or anywhere else. Next, let the borax do its magic for the next 36 hours, and then vacuum the house as usual to get rid of the dead fleas.
Borax is a cheap and natural solution to a troublesome pest problem. It would be a good idea to keep a box of borax in time of need, especially during the summer months. You never know when you'll have to use it.