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Boric Acid Insecticide

Boric acid, also known as boracic acid or orthoboric acid, is naturally occurring compound containing the elements boron, oxygen, and hydrogen (H3BO3).

Found in Advance 388B ant bait gel, Gourmet Ant Bait, Borid, Boractin, and Intice products, Niban and more. In nature, the element boron does not exist by itself.

Boron is combined with other common elements, such as sodium to make salts like borax and with oxygen to make boric acid.

BOric acid has been used for centuries.

These days borates are mined and refined in modern, plants that produce millions of pounds of high purity borates.

Boric acid is one of the most commonly produced borates and is widely used throughout the world.

Wood Preservatives and Pest Control: boric acid is a common source of boron compounds when used in the formulation of products that control fungus and insects.

Boric acid, borax, and other salts are commonly used to soften pool water and prevent contamination.

Boric acid is a natural and increasingly popular insect control product. Unlike hornet or ant sprays, boric acid does is not a contact insecticide and will not kill on contact..

Rather, it acts as a desiccant that dehydrates many insects by causing tiny cracks or fissures in their exoskeletons.

This eventually dries them out. The “saltiness” of boric acid also interferes with their very simple electrolytic metabolism.

Boric acid, borax, and other salts are commonly used to soften pool water and prevent contamination. Boric acid is a natural and increasingly popular insect control product. Unlike hornet or ant sprays, boric acid does is not a contact insecticide and will not kill on contact..

Rather, it acts as a desiccant that dehydrates many insects by causing tiny cracks or fissures in their exoskeletons.

This eventually dries them out. The “saltiness” of boric acid also interferes with their very simple electrolytic metabolism. Boron compounds inhibit the growth of fungus and have been demonstrated to be a reliable wood preservative. Found in Tim-Bor, Boracare, Jecta Similarly, boric acid is used in swimming pools and spas as a safer and “softer feeling” substitute for chlorine.

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