When is the last time you absolutely fell in love with cockroaches, ants, and fleas? The answer to that one is probably a resounding “NEVER!” If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that these insect invaders must go bye-bye.
Yet, what are you supposed to do when you see a group of giant cockroaches dance across your hardwood floor? How do you stop an army of ants from marching straight into your prized garden? What about the fleas that have taken up residence in your poor doggy’s fur?
Well, you don’t want douse your home in toxic fumes! There’s a natural and non-toxic way to fend off these unwelcome guests, and it can be found in borax.
So, if you’re ready to kick those cockroaches, ants and fleas to the curb, then keep reading to find out how to evict the icky buggers for good.
Boric acid has been used for decades to control household and garden pests. It’s a naturally occurring substance that is found everywhere in nature, including seawater and plants. Borax is boric acid’s chemical cousin – they both contain the element boron. Although boric acid is slightly more effective at eliminating insects, borax works great too. Plus, it’s a cheaper and much safer alternative.
Borax packs a powerful punch for one simple reason – it destroys the insects’ stomach lining and interferes with their digestion. It’s sort of like the exact opposite of a probiotic! Keep “supplementing” their diet with this white powder, and it won’t be long before they end up belly up.
Keep in mind that the pest must actually ingest the borax for it to be effective. It’s an urban myth that powder somehow lacerates their exoskeletons. The decimation happens from the inside, not the outside!
Cockroaches are one of the hardiest critters to ever inhabit our planet. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t annihilate them.