Borax does a very nasty job on ants. It also does a very nasty Job on soil,
either a highly toxic level of micro nutrient or the pH is drastically
altered. Use it in a place that the ants have to walk over it without it
getting into the soil. In Vermont we use it on ants that get into the
on 1/22/02 11:47 AM, Donald Burns at email@example.com wrote:
> Seems to me that the pest control guys down here use a common kitchen
> chemical (white powder) such as Arm & Hammer stuff to fight hard shelled
> insects. The last time we had a carpenter ant invasion, this stuff was used
> along with some more toxic stuff. Wish I could remember what it was. I'm
> sure someone else will know.
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>> For those of you who dont grow plants in South Florida, I am doubtful that
>> you could understand the "unreal" insect problem "we" deal with here.
>> I have been looking for a way to kill a lot! of ants without having to use
>> serious pesticides (I save the serious stuff for the more "colorful" groups
>> of pest insects).
>> Ants regularly invade and nest in every available pot I have and farm every
>> miserable pest imaginable. Does anyone know of a good and fairly benign
>> product that can be flooded on the plant as well as into the soil with good