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Borax (sodium borate)

Borax has a wide variety of uses. It is in items from cosmetics to fire retardants. Although some countries allow it to be used as a food additive, it has been shown to cause liver cancer when consumed in high amounts over a period of time.

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Does borax kill mold?

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By Annie B. Bond, author of Better Basics for the Home(Three Rivers Press, 1999). Borax, a natural mineral compound has a wide range of uses in the home, and I learn about more all the time. It has a pH of around 9, which is higher than baking soda (which is 8.1; 7 is neutral). It is a good deodorizer and mold inhibitor, as well as a successful way to kill cockroaches, fleas, and other insects. One of my favorite uses for it is as a toilet bowl cleaner and it is always my first choice for such a job. Learn here how I use borax for many jobs including deterring mice! 1. Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Pour 1 cup of borax into the toilet bowl at night before you go to sleep. The next morning clean out the toilet bowl with a brush. You will find the job effortless because the borax has loosened all the grime buildup. Note that this method of toilet cleaning works very well for rust rings. 2. Flea Killer

Sprinkle borax on dog beds, carpets, and other areas where you suspect that fleas are hatching. Borax releases boric acid, which is a poison (note that very high doses would need to be ingested to harm a pet or human). 3. Mold Inhibitor

This method of inhibiting mold is very good to use on areas where mold and mildew is growing but that you don't need to worry about paint being damaged. Make a thick borax and water paste. Smear it on the moldy area. Let set until dry (overnight or longer). Sweep up the powder, and rinse off the rest. 4. Mice Deterrent

Sprinkle borax on the floor along the walls (mice like to run along the side of walls). They don't like getting the borax on their feet, so they are less likely to return to that area of the house. 5. All Purpose Cleaner

Put 2 teaspoons of borax in a spray bottle with 2 cups of very hot water. Shake to blend.

Is borax an alkaline?

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Yes, borax is an alkaline mineral with a pH of approximately 9. it is often used as a cleaning agent and can neutralize acidic stains like tomato sauce or coffee

What is best conclusion to make a slime?

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the conclusion is that the slime becomes very viscous and sticky hard to shake hands but that shows the glue when combined with water and borax make slime. What makes the viscous slime is borax.

Can borax be used for eyes like boric acid?

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No, borax should not be used for eyes. Boric acid is sometimes used as an eyewash to alleviate certain eye conditions, but borax is a different compound and is not safe for eye use. If you are experiencing any eye discomfort or need treatment, it is best to consult a healthcare professional.

Does borax kill bees?

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yes

Can borax be used to fight bugs?

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Its active is commonly used under another name but only for some and has to be properly applied. State insect and best solution will be suggested.

Will borax kill centipedes?

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The areas they live in would defeat the borax

Can you kill fleas on your guinea pig with borax?

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Don't use borax on your dog. It can be used to kill fleas and flea eggs that are between the cracks in the floor or in the carpet. Borax dries out the flea eggs and they don't hatch.

You can also pour borax into your vacuum cleaner bag and vacuum everything thoroughly so that any of the sucked up fleas will die inside the bag.

Does borax kill grass?

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Yes, Borax kills some weeds but no, Borax does not kill all weeds. The control in question numbers among its ingredients boron, which is a necessary soil and soil food web nutrient, in controlled quantities. Overexposure to boron therefore will be toxic to such weeds as ground ivy (Glecoma hederacea).

What insects does borax kills?

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It's basically boric acid although there are better and faster ways to do it/

What does borax do for tomato plants?

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There are better alternatives for insects.

Does Borax kill ants?

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Kind of, it mostly keeps them from coming/coming back.

Edit: Borax is the active ingredient in a number of commercial ant killing products, including Terro Liquid Ant Baits. It interferes with their metabolism, but kills relatively slowly, so that the bait is transported back to the colony and distributed to other ants. I don't know what concentration of household borax would be required to kill pests, but the stuff IS used commercially for this purpose.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Some places on the internet say to mix 20 Mule Team borax with sugar. I always found it was sufficient just to sprinkle some in their trails without mixing it with anything. It takes about a week. I had ants in the kitchen this spring. I found what I assume WAS the nest, but I have no more ants. Is all I did is sprinkle some borax along the kitchen baseboards. This doesn't work with carpenter ants in my experience.

Is borax powder edible?

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No it is not. Borax and baking soda are two very different substances.

Where do they sell borax?

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I buy mine at Walmart, they have it down the laundry detergent aisle...for like $2.78 for a big box of it...they may also sell it in various hardware stores as well.....but it'll usually be found with the cleaning accessories.

How do you make silly putty without borax or laundry detergent or cornstarch?

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you can make flubber with out borax and cornstarch

Ingredients:

flour 2/4cups

add a little water slowly while stirring thats it:) hope it works

Does Schnucks sell Borax?

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Yes. Twenty Mule Team brand borax is available in the detergent aisle, pure borax is available in pest repellents, and medical grade borax is available in the pharmacy over the counter section.

How do you make slime without glue and borax and with out cornstarch?

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You can also make slime with shampoo and body wash. The shampoo can't be to liquidy, and it has to be a clear shampoo. The body wash can't be to liquidy too, but the body wash doesn't have to be clear. Old spice works very good. then mix those ingredients and you have slime.

Which grocery chains sell borax?

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Most of your larger grocery store chains will sell Borax. Walmart and Kroger sell it for sure.