Asked in Cockroaches
How long does it take boric acid to kill roaches?
Asked in Waste and Recycling, Ants, Pest Control, How To
HOW to get rid of carpenter ants?
If you can find their nest, spray their next with an insecticide. It's best to kill off the army's bunk first! To attract the ants, mix in a bowl: boric acid (about three tablespoons), a half-cup of sugar, and one cup of warm water. The boric acid is fairly safe for humans to handle with as long as you try not to inhale it too much. Anyways, soak the mixture with cotton balls and set up the balls around the ants. The ants will eat the cotton balls and DIE!
Asked in Ants, Pest Control
Get rid of ants?
There is a difference between boric acid and borax, which is the laundry additive. Boric acid is usually found at drugstores or pharmacies, and borax (the most common brand name sold is 20 Mule Team) is found in grocery stores. I've provided a link to an article that explains how to make a borax ant trap...in case you have no luck finding boric acid. I actually have this problem every year. I recently came across a website that said boric acid powder helps kill them for good. So I gave it a shot since the boric detergent cost me only $3 from target and raid cost me $4, but raid only temporarily solves the problem. "First, pick up some Boric acid powder (available at most drug stores) and mix a small amount of it 50:50 with table sugar. There's nothing particularly scientific about this ratio, so it's fine to just eyeball it. Next, put some of this mix into a small container such as the the cap from a milk jug or the lid from a 2 liter bottle. Finally, drizzle some water into it to make a slurry (i.e., a thick suspension). That's it - you're now ready to kill some ants. Once your concoction is ready, simply set the mix in the path of the oncoming ants (they usually form a foraging trail) and then wait. At this point it's important to be patient and not kill any of the ants yourself. The reason for this is that you want them to take your tasty treat back to the nest with them. Boric acid is toxic to ants, but it doesn't work immediately. As such, you need to let them forage and then take it back home to share with their nestmates - this will ultimately wipe out the entire colony." Source:http://thebestofanswers.com/home-garden/how-to-get-rid-of-ants-safely-and-without-an-exterminator
Asked in Grapefruit Juice
What happens when you water a plant grapefruit juice?
Asked in Cockroaches
Will sulfur candles kill roach bugs?
Sulfur candles are the fastest way to get rid of roaches, and anything that moves that you don't want in your house. It works great in heavely infested places. Roaches do not come back for a long, long time. This was in the 1970's. I am not sure whether you can get the real original sulfur candles anymore. But I am looking because I want to be ready for bedbugs if they happen to invade my home.
Asked in Consumer Electronics
How long does it take for battery acid to kill you?
Asked in Fish
If you eat a live fish how long can it survive in your stomach?
Asked in Child Health, Cockroaches
If you live in an apartment that has been bombed for roaches how long should you stay out of the building?
Asked in Food Safety
Does citric acid kill bacteria?
Asked in Illegal Drugs, Acids and Bases
How good is acid?
None. Acid is a mind altering drug that can kill you. Many have thought it was good and that it wouldn't kill them. You can ask them their opinion but, no, sorry, they're dead. ~ i do not agree with you. not everyone who does acid is dead. that is a false statement. i will not say that acid is good however. it does alter your mind, and traces of it can be found in your spine for the rest of your life. and some people over use it, and get stuck in a life long trip.
Asked in Acids and Bases
Does boric acid expire?
According to the pharmacy, it does expire, but lasts up until at least the expiration date printed on the side, even if it has been opened long before that date. For vaginal yeast infections (or anything else you're using it for, I suppose), if it stops working effectively before the expiration, talk to your doctor, it's unlikely that the acid itself has changed.
Asked in Pest Control, Borax (sodium borate)
How long should you keep borax out to kill roaches?
You should leave it place if properly applied since dusts are for areas where you can't touch (and consequesntly where the roaches live) unless you eliminate those areas by other means such as proofing (sealing to exclude) cracks, etc. with silicone etc. Remember borax does not break down nor is it repellent, but it's good protection from a reintroduction if you can leave it alone.