Borax or Boric Acid?
Borax is actually a salt of boric acid. It consists of a fine white powder that dissolves easily in water. The most readily available and easy-to-get form of borax can be found in the laundry section of most stores that sell laundry detergents. The most popular brand is called 20 Mule Team Borax. Click here to find a store near you that sells it.
Borax for Ants
There are tons of household uses for borax, most commonly known as a laundry booster. Using borax for ants is only one of many uses, which is what this site focuses on. When consumed by ants, borax is a deadly poison. The easiest way to get ants to consume borax is by mixing it with a food source.
Some advice I’ve come across teaches you to sprinkle borax around the perimeter of the building that you want to keep ants out of. While this may be effective at deterring ants from entering, it doesn’t really kill them or get rid of them. You need the ants to consume the borax and bring it to the rest of their colony to consume. They will only do this if the borax is mixed with a food source.
The purpose of this site is to show you exactly how to get rid of ants effectively by tricking them into consuming and sharing the borax food source that you will prepare for them. I know this works, as I have used this exact method myself. I hope this helps and you have the same success that I have had.