Easy 1-ingredient solution to get rid of fleas, roaches, ants, and pests

Mar 18, 2018
05:32 A.M.

Getting insects out of the house can be a daunting task, but there is a simple soultion.


There is an aisle in every grocery store that offers up all manner of options for getting rid of insects. Some are sprays, some are powders, some are pellets. All of them seem to contain some or other form of poison.

As reported by Shared, this leaves many people worrying what their children and pets are inhaling all the time, but the alternative of just leaving the insects to continue to nest in the home is unbearable.

Fortunately, there is a much safer and more natural way to keep the critters out of the home, and the solution is boric acid.

Boric acid is a chemical cousin to Borax, as both contain the element boron. They have been used for decades in pest control in the home and garden.

Borax works to get rid of insects by destroying the stomach lining of the insect, interfering with their digestive system. It's not long after they have ingested the chemical that they die.

It is certainly not a good idea to permanently leave a white layer of the powder sprinkled across the house, but there are some easy tips as to how to use it to the best advantage.


For getting rid of a cockroach infestation, serve up yolk Borax bombs. Mixed hard-boiled egg yolks with white sugar and Borax will quickly clear out the roaches.

When the problem is ants, sweet is the key. Mix Borax and powdered sugar in a 1:3 ratio to create paste, and 1:3 Borax to honey or syrup for a liquid.

If the ants are in the garden, create the bait inside a plastic lid so that it doesn't harm the plants.

For people who have pets, fleas can be a constant irritation. For this it is important to start by vacuuming the home thoroughly, including under all the furniture. Then sprinkle Borax over the carpets and in any furniture creases where fleas could hide.

Work the Borax into the corners with a small broom, and let it sit for 36 hours. Thereafter, vacuum the Borax and dead fleas. This should keep out fleas and their eggs for up to a year.

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