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Six reasons why boric acid is better than borax

Boric acid versus borax, what is the difference?
Boric acid versus borax, what is the difference?

A common question we get asked is "What's the difference between boric acid and borax?"

To be honest, there's not a lot of difference between the two products and they're easily confused. If you placed them side by side, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference.

They're that similar they're interchangeable in almost every use. On the surface you wonder why there are two products so similar on the market.

But by looking into the areas where they are not interchangeable, the differences start to become clear.

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How to get rid of fleas with boric acid

Howto get rid of fleas with boric acid
Don't put up with fleas in your home. Get rid of them with boric acid.

If you have a furry pet at home, one of the biggest headaches that you’re bound to experience are fleas.

Fleas are annoying at the least and can carry dangerous diseases.

What’s worse, the fleas can transfer from pets to you, so if you have fleas at home, you’ll probably feel itchy every now and again. Especially around your feet and ankles.

Boric acid is a great alternative to most flea powders as they usually contain unfamiliar harsh chemicals.

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How to kill termites and protect wood using boric acid

How to kill termites with boric acid.
Protect your wood with boric acid before you get to this.

One of the most common questions we receive from our customers is "Can boric acid be use on timber to guard against termites"? I didn't have a definitive answer so I thought I'd do some research.

There are a literally hundreds of guides on the Internet which all sort of say the same thing. It's all quite confusing.

But essentially you mix up a boric acid solution and apply it to the wood. This would essentially kill off any would be trouble makers. But something about that really concerned me.

The termites have to actually eat the wood to get the boric acid.

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How to get rid of silverfish with boric acid

How to kill silverfish with boric acid
How to kill silverfish with boric acid

If ever you've ever had a silverfish infestation, you'll agree they're horrible. You don't think much of them initially, but then you find holes in your clothes and books.

Silverfish tend to hide away in closets, dark places and other highly inacessible places. This can make you think they're going to be really hard to get rid of. But that couldn't be any further from the truth.

Most effective pest control solution focus on an insects natural tendencies and turn it against them. And this silverfish guide is no exception.

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How to clean your dogs ears with a boric acid solution

Clean your dogs ears with a boric acid solution
Clean your dogs ears with a boric acid solution

One of the great things about our job is when our customers share their experiences with using boric acid. Hearing that our customers have found our product to be very helpful makes everything worth while.

Just the other day I received an email from one of our customers thanking us for their boric acid. They've used it to clean the ears of their Maltese-Mini iPoodle cross. It can also be used for cocker spaniels or other dogs with fluffy, floppy ears. I never knew it could be used for such a purpose.

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How to make cockroach balls with boric acid

Cockroach balls made with boric acid
Cockroach balls made with boric acid

This recipe is one of the best to get rid of cockroaches. Out of all the variants I've tried, this is the most effective. It’s simple to make and you only need everyday household items.

The fresh onion is what really makes this recipe. Cockroaches are attracted to onion so the balls will start working immediately. But as the onion starts to decompose it continues to attract cockroaches. The balls also help to slow the decomposing so they’re effective for quite a while.

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How to handle boric acid safely

How to be safe with boric acid
How to be safe with boric acid

We hear all the time from our customers about how much they love boric acid. From treating insect infestations to disinfecting floors and from treating fungal infections to deodorising their dishwasher, it’s such a helpful product.

But there is one common theme in the questions we receive and that is around safety. How do we handle boric acid safely?

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How to get rid of mould with boric acid

Mould removal with boric acid
Don't let this happen. Removal mould asap with boric acid.

Mould can be found pretty much everywhere and is an essential part of our environment. It’s one of nature’s cleansers because it breaks down dead organic matter. It's wonderfully effective when working in the outdoors, but when it gets indoors it can cause big problems.

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5 uncommon uses of boric acid

Boric Acid added to the fire in a jack-o-lantern
Boric Acid added to the fire in a jack-o-lantern

Boric acid is one of the most popular household products. Maybe you've heard about it from your grandmother who used it to remove stains from the laundry. Or from the lady across the street who used it to cure her child's pinkeye. Or from the guy at the hardware store who swears by it as THE BEST and MOST EFFECTIVE roach-killer. What does boric acid do?

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How to make a protein or grease ant bait with boric acid

A protein based boric acid bait for ants.
A protein based boric acid bait for ants.

Most types of ant invasions in your home can be treated with a sugar based boric acid bait. But sometimes they don't work. One time I laid out an array of sweet sugar traps for these unwelcome guests only to see them completely ignored. When your best boric acid bait recipe for ants doesn't work, it's time to go back to the drawing board.

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