A natural insecticide, boric acid, is a substance you can keep at home that can be used to kill ants, roaches, termites, beetles, fire ants, fleas and many more insects.
It is is an inexpensive product found in most drug or discount stores. As a white powder that is odorless it can be purchased in different size bottles. This chemical is used in most of the store bought baits and commercial pesticides.
It is “deadly” to insects because it shuts down their nervous system causing them to go into “shock” while dehydrating them.
Boric acid has been used for many years for things we would not even think of. Did you know that it is used to help flame retard cotton fibers? It is placed in the mixing machines along with oil and a chemical surfactant before garneting of the cotton fibers begin. The properly treated cotton is flame retardant which is then used in mattresses, upholstered furniture and some carpets.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, boric acid is an odorless, inorganic safe product to use.
Of course, it is never to be ingested. Be sure to always wash your hands thoroughly after using along with surfaces.
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