Google Borax and you’re likely to find this astounding product that does amazing things. Put boric acid in your search bar and you’ll find no less great and positive accolades. Words like safe, no side effects, harmless, healthy and the ever popular, all natural. Such words puts the potential user at ease as they use this abundant positive information in their decision to use these materials in a variety of ways.
On the other hand, add the word kill or pest control as in, does boric acid kill roaches? or, can Borax be safely used for pest control? and your search is likely to bend off into a different direction.
I have written several articles on these two substances and I’m continually amazed at the reaction this “fork in the road” produces. If interested you can look at these articles for yourself. The passion from some is quite evident. It seems that a critical look at these two godsends isn’t appreciated and since my overall theme has been missed countless times by (quote) “readers” (end quote). I thought I’d readdress the subject in a way no one could mistake.
The following pictures sum up my thoughts on do it yourself pest control (& even some licensed applicators) that aligns itself with the safety net the “all natural,” “won’t harm you” and “safe” Borax & Boric Acid seems to provide.
So instead, I have gone back just 3 months and found visible confirmation of my “theme” that has been missed by seemingly such intelligent people. I also only pulled the onesconcerning the application of the powders/dusts in question.
Just 3 months!!! Imagine what I see on a yearly basis. I am just a small company and my techs rarely take pics so this is just me. What about the 1000’s of techs out there who see whatI see? Is this really just an insignificant problem? I’ve supplied the links to my other articleswhich in turn have links to sources where this information can be found. Now I present the eyeball accounts and you can decide for yourself.
Is Borax safe for pest control? Is Boric Acid just a natural substance that wouldn’t harm a flea. (That’s a figure of speech of course but the literal answer is NO unless of course you apply it in likemanner as I have shown- got a link for that too)
I guess what gets folks riled up is the titles of my articles. Fair enough, but at least now you can put a picture with the words. Borax- Beauty and the Beast,,, The Beast Of Borax Can Kill You,,, Boric Acid-Did You Know?,,, Naturally Confused. In all I think these articles have a few dozen links that are sources for all the information provided.Real sources, from scientists to the EPA itself and not those who come from a slanted view. Now I could be lacking in a detail or two, or perhaps my choice of words didn’t convey my thoughts or facts as some may have preferred, but since NO ONE who has vented their criticism of me has bothered to even look them over– I thought I’d put my thoughts out at a different level. A level they could understand. They say a picture is worth a 1000 words. Seeing that I have written many many more than that. I’m hoping this will be far more effective for all! Be safe.