To get rid of silverfish using borax, make a paste out of boric acid, apply it to pieces of card stock or sprinkle the boric acid on crackers, and set the pieces out as bait. Borax packaged for sale does not eliminate pests.Continue Reading
Pour the powder form of boric acid and water into a medium mixing bowl, and add enough flour to give the mixture the consistency of paste. Follow the safety instructions on the boric acid packaging when it comes to handling and using the acid.
Dip index cards or pieces of card stock into the paste, coating thoroughly. Allow the paste to dry to a tacky consistency, and set the traps where you have seen silverfish. Wait for the silverfish to get stuck on the traps. You can also set a cracker or two in areas where you have seen silverfish, and sprinkle boric acid powder around and on top of the cracker. Make sure children and pets cannot reach the bait.
Mix boric acid powder in water to make a 5 percent solution inside a spray bottle. Use the stream setting to send the mixture deep into crevices in your home where silverfish may be hiding.
Prepare a boric acid bait using mint or apple jelly for sweet-loving ants, or use peanut butter as bait for grease- and protein-loving ants. While borax and boric acid are often confused, borax is a laundry additive and boric acid is used in insecticides.Full Answer >
Eliminate sugar ants from the home using bait made of mint jelly and boric acid. Mixing and applying the bait takes requires a few minutes. Within days, you can eliminate the ant problem.Full Answer >
To get rid of sewer roaches, give the house a thorough cleaning, set contained bait traps, and surround the nest with boric acid. Getting rid of sewer roaches can be difficult, so contact a professional for persistent infestations.Full Answer >
Using sticky traps, bait stations and boric acid mixed with flour and water are some effective ways to get rid of water bugs and roaches. Sticky traps are non-toxic options.Full Answer >