A friend of mine of Facebook mentioned an ant infestation, reminding me of the really cheap methods of bug control I have learned over the years.
My secret weapon: Borax.
The house I rented before buying this place was overrun with fleas. I sprinkled Borax on the carpets, used a broom to brush it in (to get the best penetration as well as hiding the borax from visitors), and left it for a day or so before vacuuming it up. I did that at least once a week and guess what? After the second week you didn’t see a flea in that place!
This place had both fleas and roaches when I moved in. At first I thought I was going to go the traditional route and spent a fortune on insecticide and fogs, but it didn’t to a bit of good. Seems I still had buggies despite spending a small fortune, to my chagrin.
So I went back to the old-fashioned method. I placed Borax on my carpets, sprinkled it in the cracks and crevices, washed my floors and counters with it—I haven’t seen a bug in months!
Borax is a lot cheaper than the other stuff and works a whole lot better. Unlike some I don’t mix other things with it (except for baiting ants), but I do sprinkle it and keep it out on a regular basis. I plan to keep up this layer of prevention this summer to avoid giving any critters the opportunity to come in here…..
Here are a couple of links about killing insects with Borax, if you don’t believe me. Frankly, in my opinion that stuff is a miracle in a box for all of the stuff it does! If you mop your floors with it not only will you get them clean but have placed a safe bug-killing solution on the floor. Same for countertops, walls, wherever!
Here are those links: