What to Substitute for Borax as Home-made Bait?

Old 09-06-11, 09:50 AM
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What to Substitute for Borax as Home-made Bait?


There are no available ant baits in our local stores and I would like to mix some borax-sugar solution but the problem is there ain't no borax too. Are there other alternatives to borax that is commonly available?
Old 09-06-11, 11:14 AM
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You mean in the detergent section of your supermarket they no longer sell 20 Mule Team Borax? Heres the store locator 20 Mule TeamŽ Borax and I saw a Target ad on Google for it.

But are you sure it wasn't boric acid?
Old 09-06-11, 12:57 PM
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They change the box. I use it to raise the PH in my pool. It took me several walks down the aisle to find it.

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Old 09-06-11, 04:11 PM
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Borax really isn't an attractant, but a repellent, so mixing it with sugar may not be the best thing to do. I just sprinkle borax around and that's it.

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