This product is also known as hydrogen borate, boracic acid, orthoboric acid and acidum boricum.
This product has often been used as an antiseptic, insecticide, flame retardant, neutron absorber, or precursor to other chemical compounds.
Boric Acid is a powerful pest killer that can be used in the home to fight pests and kill them. In particular this item excels against insects. Either sprinkle around areas with pests or mix with sugar water to increase the chance that they will go towards the liquid and consume it. Safety instructions provided on the back of the tub.
Avoid spilling, skin and eye contact. Avoid handling which leads to dust formation.
Provide good ventilation
STORAGE PRECAUTIONS: Store in tightly closed original container in a dry and cool place. Keep in original container.
It comes in crystals or solid crystalline in the colour white and this product is also soluble in water.
This is a simple guide to the most popular things this is used for, but it is advised to do your own extensive research on exact dilution rates for your intended application.
Boric acid, also known as hydrogen borate, exists in the form of colourless crystals or a white powder that dissolves in water. This is slightly less toxic than the common table salt. This is a naturally occurring chemical compound and it is made up of boron, hydrogen and oxygen.
To Get Rid Of Bugs
Boric acid along with sugar can be used to kill ants and other bugs and this mixture is made into small balls and placed in their paths.
One of the most common ways to determine how to use boric acid at home is to get rid of roaches; this can be mixed with bacon grease, as roaches are attracted to this.
Another boric acid household uses is to get rid of fleas from the carpet. By using boric acid on the carpets, the lice will get the borax and eventually die.
Boric acid and vinegar and distilled water can be used to destroy any fungus that is caused after swimming.
They are not only used around the household and they are said to have anti-arthritic properties and helps promote bone and joint health.
Any small wounds can be treated with small amounts of this product and distilled water. Most people use this as a home remedy although though self-treatment is not recommended. They are also used with other ingredients in hospitals.
This product with warm water and little bit of Epsom’s salt is also one of the common household uses and this is used to cure styes and other eye infections.
Boric acid inhibits the growth of the fungus; thereby preserving the furniture, by protecting them from bugs and termites that may invade them.
Ear Wash For Dogs
Along with other ingredients, boric acid can be used as an ear wash for dogs. This is available in pharmacies. This is one among the common of household uses.
CAS number 10043-35-3
EU index number 005-007-00-2
EC number 233-139-2