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What Insects Will Borax Chase Away or Kill?
Written by Susan Lundman; Updated December 15, 2018
Available as a powder, paste, spray, tablet or liquid, borax kills quite a few different insects, both indoors and out. With over 500 different applications, borax is in wide use. Farmers use borax formulations on both food and non-food crops. It appears in plant fertilizers, household cleaners and detergents and in personal care products. With certain cautions, you can safely use borax to keep a variety of insects at bay.
A naturally occurring mineral that is also found in some fruits, vegetables and drinking water, borax consists of boric acid, a refined form of borax, and sodium salts. Most soaps and fertilizers contain a very low percentage of boric acid, while borax bait contains about 5 percent, and many pesticides contain up to 99 percent. Even so, borax pesticide is considered far less toxic than other pesticides you might buy at a nursery or garden store, while still being poisonous to bugs. When insects eat borax, they experience stomach and nervous system problems, and will eventually die. Borax also damages the skin of some insects, also causing death.Warning
While there are no definitive studies that children are more sensitive to boric acid than adults, small children may get a larger dosage of the toxin when they play on the floor. For that reason, avoid using borax in places where children might encounter the substance in any form.
Borax in its insecticide formulations doesn't kill all insects. It does kill ants, cockroaches, mites and spiders, among other insects, and it can also kill algae, molds and fungi. Borax doesn't kill some insects such as aphids or ticks that eat plant juices, and it doesn't kill insect larva. Unfortunately, borax can also kill some plants, because the sodium in the borax products dries out the plants.
If you buy a commercial borax product designed as an insecticide, use it as directed on the label. Here are some ideas of how and where to use it in your yard:
Borax is not overly toxic to humans, birds, bees and most aquatic life, but it can irritate your eyes, hands or lungs if you breath fumes or ingest the product from residue on your hands. Reduce the risks by wearing gloves and long sleeves when handling borax and by washing your hands thoroughly after using it. Don't use powders or sprays on windy days when you might be exposed to fumes. And, use borax only where pets and children won't have access to it.