Did you know there's a natural non-toxic way to fend off unwelcome guests that won't break the bank?
Believe it or not, you won't have to douse your house in toxic fumes to get rid of cockroaches, ants and other critters that have taken up residence in your cupboards and floorboards.
If you're tired of laying out traps that don't work, or are worried about what your family is breathing when you spray to get rid of them for the season, keep reading and find out how you can take care of all these pests quickly and easily.
Boric acid has been used for decades to control household and garden pests. Borax is boric acid's chemical cousin both containing the element boron.
Borax works to destroy the insects' stomach lining and interferes with their digestion. After ingesting this white powder, it won't be long before they are gone for good.
Everyone knows that cockroaches are resilient creatures and are incredibly hard to get rid of. Serve them up yolk Borax bombs and you will be seeing the last of them. Just mix hard-boiled egg yolks with white sugar and the Borax to make this appealing meal that will take care of your pests.
Most animals love the sweet stuff, and ants are no exception. Worker ants eat liquids while the queen and her babies eat solids. To get rid of the whole colony you'll need to make both baits.
Mix the Borax and powdered sugar in a 1:3 ratio (1/4 cup of Borax and 3/4 cup of sugar) to create a paste. For the liquid, mix 1/4 of Borax with 3/4 cup of honey or maple syrup.
If you are dealing with ants in your garden, create your bait on a plastic lid so your plants aren't harmed in the process.
Fleas can be a very annoying critter to have brought into your home. Borax is a great way to control fleas and one treatment can continue to kill fleas and their eggs for up to a year!
Start by vacuuming your home really well. That means moving furniture and cleaning underneath. Then sprinkle Borax directly onto the carpet, in the creases of your furniture and anywhere fleas may want to hide. Work the Borax into the fabrics with a small broom handle.
Let the Borax work it's magic for at least 36 hours and then vacuum up as normal to get rid of the dead fleas.
Will you try this handy trick?