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Friday, 16 April 2010
Make a delicious and irresistible bait for your ants and let them have fun for a few days. They will eat it and they will also take some for their queen and new born ants. The bait you make may consist of a sweet substance such as honey, maple syrup, molasses or a strong sugar solution with 5% boric acid. Make a delicious and irresistible bait for your ants and let them have fun for a few days. They will eat it and they will also take some for their queen and new born ants. The bait you make may consist of a sweet substance such as honey, maple syrup, molasses or a strong sugar solution with 5% boric acid. (that is almost one teaspoon boric acid in two cups of syrup). Boric acid is a weak acid often used as an antiseptic, insecticide and flame retardant. Boric acid may be used to control cockroaches, termites, fire ants, fleas, silverfish, and many other insects. It acts as a stomach poison affecting the insects' metabolism, and the dry powder is abrasive to the insects' exoskeleton. Boric acid is generally considered to be safe to use in household kitchens to control cockroaches and ants. So it is safe if you sprinkle some boric acid in places such as behind the stove and under the refrigerator where insects hide. This bait will be carried back into the ants' nest, killing any ants that eat it, potentially destroying the entire colony. Boric acid may be purchased online from ChemicalStore.com. It may also be available in some grocery stores, hardware stores and pharmacies.
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