CB Borid Boric Acid Dust

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CB Borid Boric Acid Dust

Borid Powdered Boric Acid Insecticide. Long lasting and odorless.




Borid Powdered Boric Acid Insecticide

Contains:
99.0% Orthoboric Acid
Long -term treatment, remains effective as long as it remains dry and accessible to insects
Proven control of crawling insects in commercial and residential locations.

DOMESTIC APPLICATION

COCKROACHES, PALMETTOBUGS, WATERBUGS, ANTS (excluding Carpenter Ants) AND SILVERFISH: No powder should be visible in living areas after application. Any powder visible after application must be brushed into cracks and crevices or removed. Apply only in areas inaccessible to children and pets. Avoid contamination of feed and foodstuffs. Do not use in serving areas when food is exposed. Do not use in edible product areas. Apply approximately 1 pound for every 1,000 square feet of living space.

Apply this product liberally in areas where cockroaches hide or nest:
1. Under and behind appliances.
2. In plumbing voids accessible through holes, around plumbing and drains.
3. In void areas under kitchen and bathroom cabinets (Note: Many cabinets have a gap at the top of the kickplate which offers easy access. If not, drill a small hole at the top of the kickplate.).
4. In drawer wells of cabinets.
5. In cracks around windows, doors, baseplates, fixtures and cabinets.
6. In utility rooms, under and behind hot water heaters, washers and dryers. Be sure to dust plumbing voids. 7. In attics, around the perimeter and vent pi
pes, above kitchens and baths.
8. Around the perimeter of dropped ceilings.
9. Into pits of elevator shafts, dumbwaiters and trash chutes.
10. Under and behind pallets and boxes in storerooms.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE WITHIN FOOD AREAS AND NON-FOOD AREAS OF FOOD HANDLING ESTABLISHMENTS Places other than private residences in which exposed food is held, processed, prepared or served. Care should be taken to avoid depositing the product onto surfaces which are exposed or introducing the material into the air. Avoid contamination of food or food processing surfaces.

APPLICATIONS OF THIS PRODUCT IN THE FOOD AREA OF FOOD HANDLING ESTABLISHMENTS OTHER THAN AS A CRACK AND CREVICE TREATMENT ARE NOT PERMITTED. Apply in small amounts directly into cracks and crevices using a bellows duster or other suitable equipment capable of applying insecticide directly. Includes areas for receiving, storage, packing (canning, bottling, wrapping, boxing), preparing, edible waste storage and enclosed processing systems (mills, dairies, edible oils, syrups). Serving areas, when food is exposed and facility is in operation, also would be considered a food area.

SERVING AREAS: Facilities where prepared foods are served, such as dining room, but excluding areas where food may be prepared or held. Apply as a spot treatment to selective surfaces such as baseboards, under elements of constructions into cracks and crevices. Avoid treating surfaces likely to be contacted by food. (Do not apply when facility is in operation or foods are exposed.)

NON-FOOD AREAS: Includes garbage rooms, lavatories, floor drains (to sewer entries and vestibules), offices, locker rooms, machine rooms, boiler rooms, garages, mop closets and storage (after canning or bottling). Apply to baseboard areas, around water pipes, surfaces behind and beneath sinks, lockers, tables, pallets and similar areas where insects hide or through which they may enter.

SEWER TREATMENT: Apply this product at a rate not to exceed 8 pounds per 3,000 square feet using portable blowers or air pressure tanks.

PRETREATMENT OF NEW CONSTRUCTION(Preventive treatment for cockroaches and drywood termites): Apply powder to baseplates and plumbing voids at the rate of 4 pounds per 1,000 square feet. In attics, apply powder around perimeter of attics and around vent stacks at the rate of 4 pounds per 1,000 square feet.

POULTRY HOUSES-TO CONTROL DARKLING BEETLES: Remove birds before applying product. Apply at the rate of 1 to 2 pounds per 100 square feet over old litter or soil surface of the poultry house. Also apply to the posts, walls, framing and insulation of the poultry house. Do not apply directly to manure. Evenly spread fresh litter a minimum of four inches over all treated floor surfaces before introducing birds. Reapply after each grow-out period or after each sanitizing and cleaning of the poultry containment area in order to have good beetle control.

FOR USE IN Homes, Restaurants, Grocery Stores, Schools, Warehouses, Mobile Homes, Hotels, Offices, Apartments, Attics, Nursing Homes, Ships, Yachts, Buses, Kennels, Zoos, New Building Construction, Sewers and Hospitals.

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  • 40 of 45 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  CB Borid Boric Acid Dust
    By Darlene in Visalia, CA on 07/22/2010

    My mother has always used Boric Acid Dust Powder Roach Killer for years and swears by it. In every house we ever rented or owned this item was the first thing she used before moving in. It really kills bugs and cockroaches which she really hates. This really keeps them away. She actually travels with a 5oz powder bottle - she hates bugs that much! I really appreciate that it comes in 5 lbs (and more). I use it inside and outside my home. Thanks, for the fast delivery too. I have recommended your site to many of my friends.

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  • 22 of 24 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Exceeded expectations
    By Joe in Oakland, CA on 10/30/2010

    For years I had heard the wonders of Boric acid but assumed that like everything else, it was over-rated. To my surprise and delight, I was wrong. The stuff does kill ants fast. No mess, no smell, no dead bugs lying about. They just went away! After my ant victory, I decided to test a few of the claims I'd heard of it's efficacy as a general disinfectant and mold-fighting agent. It works! DoMyOwnPestControl.com was great to work with. Great prices without the typical shipping charge gouge so common with many other Internet retailers. I recommend both the product and the company selling it.

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  • 15 of 15 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Great against Cockroaches!
    By Ibasic in New York City on 09/18/2011
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    I just moved in in my new apartment, everything was clean and new but in the first couple of days I saw one roach every night in the kitchen. I was really scared that there were dozens more that I don't see and bought this acid dust. I've put it in all cracks and devices and from the second day on I only saw 3 roaches, but dead ones! Now, two weeks later, I always keep looking out for them in the night, but there has not been one of them! This is great and I can only recommend it...

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  • 14 of 17 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  so far so good
    By Brad in houston on 10/16/2010

    We have definitely seen a decline in our roach infestation!!! So far so Good!

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  • 14 of 17 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  AWESOME JOB!
    By Troy in Murphy, Texas on 11/22/2010

    The product was exactly what we expected. More than that, the customer service from your business is second to none. Thanks for being available to answer our questions!

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  • 8 of 9 people found this review helpful:

    3 of 5 stars  CB BORID BORIC ACID DUST
    By Dorothy in Louisville, Ky on 12/29/2012
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    I am so far more than a little happy with the product. I thought the roaches would carry us out of my apartment. I h ad never seen such a thing. At one application the roaches were so greatly reduced, I thought they were gone all together. I will spread the news. I am so glad I found the advertisement for Borid Boric Acid by accident, and gambled on trying it. Apartment living is very hard trying to control roaches. I'll keep with it as long as I get the results I am getting.

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  • 12 of 14 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  KILLS ROACHES AND OTHER INSECTS DEAD!!!
    By Antwan in Chicago, IL on 07/20/2012

    I bought this along with the Gentrol IGR concentrate and it works great. Personally I liberally sprayed the Gentrol all across my kitchen floor, inside my cabinets under the sink (where I suspected they were hiding), behind and under the fridge and stove, and in all cracks and crevices. Then I waited until it dried. Then I applied Borid Boric Acid around all baseboards, under cabinets, behind and under fridge and stove. This killed the roaches by over 95% within 2 days.

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    1 of 5 stars  Didn't work
    By Keith in Charlotte, NC on 11/17/2011

    I used this as suggested and dusted every night for fire ants. Didn't work and it been two weeks.

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  It kills fire ants.
    By Blaise in Watkinsville, GA on 10/01/2011
    Verified Purchase

    With just a small amount of CB Borid Boric Acid Dust and two to three days time the Fire Ant mound has zero activity. I am also using this product with the Eco Exempt D Dust product as was shown in the YouTube video. It is a little tricky to get the Dust to come out of the bottle in an effective manner. I turned the bottle sideways (horizontal to the ground) and tapped the bottle at the opposite end of the spout while gently squeezing the bottle with my other hand. If too much dust gets up to the spout it will clog up. Also, don't apply when windy. The dust is so fine it blows away in the wind.

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  Great for Ants!
    By Debra in Garland, TX on 09/27/2011
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    Really like this product! Easy to use and works well. Have been very pleased.

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  • 13 of 13 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  It works on water bugs
    By Sara in Georgia on 08/30/2011

    I purchased this for both an indoor flea problem from our cat bringing them in and an infestation of water bugs that came in with new flooring we had installed. I was fortunate in that I found the nest of water bugs in an old toy chest in our garage that I was able to remove and take care of a big chunk of the problem. For the remainder of the problem, I swept the boric acid dust in the crack between the flooring and walls, behind the washer and dryer, and for the fleas in our laundry room along the baseboards. I also used it along the foundation of the entire house outside. In the laundry room, I used a hand broom to push it into the carpet along the walls (Berber). After a few days, we started seeing dead water bugs. I was still seeing some live ones as well, but in the last few days I have not seen any live ones. I have not had any ill effects from using it, and my pets all seem just fine. I am finally seeing the fleas die off in the laundry room, but I cannot comment much on the effectiveness of the boric acid, as I have taken a 3-pronged approach with this room, using diatomaceous earth as well as intense vacuuming every other day or so in addition to the boric acid dust. I give it 4 stars and not 5 simply because it takes a lot of work to use it, but I would rather use this than a toxic spray.

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Excellent
    By Jay in Waco, Texas on 08/11/2011

    My house was invaded by sugar ants for a while. I tried different kinds of pestcides from local garden center, some of them worked for a day or two, some no use. Then I bought this product. The mixture ratio is, water:corn syrup: boric acid = 1 cup:2 tablespoon:3 teaspoon. Sugar ants love it! I fed them from 9:pm to midnight, and next morning from 7:00am to about 9:00am. Now two weeks past, no any sugar ants.

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  • 4 of 9 people found this review helpful:

    2 of 5 stars  Not killing ants
    By Kelli in Taylorsville, KY on 05/03/2011

    We mixed 50/50 with powdered sugar as bait to get ants to eat it. I fully expected more of the ants to be dead. I was hoping to wipe out a few of the hills, but there seems to be very little difference.

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  • 9 of 10 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  No more Ants
    By Anthony in Palm City Florida on 01/24/2011
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    Since I started using this product I haven't had a problem with ants at my condo in Florida.

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  • 13 of 15 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Fast delivery, easy to use scoop
    By Joe in Edmonds, WA on 10/04/2010

    Received the 5 pound container of CB boric acid within 5 business days of order. Fine powder and included scoop makes easy application, in my case to house foundation in crawl space. Intent is to discourage re-entry of carpenter ants next spring - product label doesn't claim product can eliminate carpenter ants, although several university websites claim boric acid can control carpenter ants. (_http://www.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/ef603.asp_). Product support personnel able to attend to my questions rapidly.

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10/26/2011 Loly from Tampa, Florida

QWill Boric Acid kill mice or rats?

ABoric Acid will not kill rats, mice or any other mammals. To kill rats and mice you will need to consider using snap traps, glue boards or poison baits.

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06/26/2011 Shirley

QWill Borid Boric Acid kill adult fleas & their unhatched eggs?

ACB Borid Boric Acid Dust will kill adult fleas but it will not kill their eggs.  This particular formulation of boric acid is not labeled to broadcast over your carpet.  However, if you have fleas inside your home it is very important to use a product with an IGR in it when treating for fleas.  We do have an Indoor Flea Kit which has a dust product labeled for broadcasting over your carpet as well as Alpine Flea Insecticide Aerosol with IGR.

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10/12/2009 Tony

QIn home pest control, how often should CB Borid Boric Acid Dust be applied?

ACB Borid Boric Acid Dust should be applied every 3 - 4 months for best results.

8 of 8 people found this answer helpful.
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09/27/2011 To from Los Angeles, Ca

QWill boric acid work for treating termites?
The ceilings in my house are all wood. I read that boric acid is a non toxic way to treat termites, and that it's efficacy will last forever if left undisturbed. However, in your product description, termites are not included as a "Target Pest".

ABoric Acid dust is not a good way to treat wood.  You may be referring to Timbor, which is a boric acid dust that you mix with water and apply on wood.  However, Timbor will leave a white residue on wood.  Also it can only be applied to raw wood, it cannot be applied to any wood that is painted, stained, or sealed.  The best wood treatment product is called Bora-Care.  It will stay in the wood forever, and dries clear, but you still can only apply it to raw wood that is not painted or treated.

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02/14/2011 Joe

QWhat is the color of CB Boric Acid dust?
I would like to know what color the product is and if it is hard to see after application. I may forget where I applied it, and I wouldn't want my dog or cat to get into the treated areas.

ACB Borid Boric Acid dust is white. If you apply the product according to the product label, it will only be in cracks, crevices, voids and other areas that will be inaccessible to your pets. You should also purchase and use a hand duster to help you apply the product correctly. Any dust that is visible after the application should either be swept into the intended area using a soft paint brush or vacuumed up.

5 of 5 people found this answer helpful.
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Most Recent Customer Questions

02/09/2014 Damina from Miami, Fl

QDoes Borid kill dog ticks and their eggs?

ACB Borid Boric Acid Dust should kill tick adults and eggs. Please be aware the CB Borid Boric acid is not labeled to treat ticks. We recommend our Tick Control kit which includes the insecticide and the Insect growth Regulator to break down the reproductive cycle. Please let us know if you have any more questions.

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04/23/2013 Karen from Ft Myers Florida

QWhat about toxicity in pets if the animal consumes the bugs that have ingested CB Boric Acid Dust?
Our cat is catching some of the German cockroaches that come out at night and is eating them.

ABoric Acid has a very low toxicity to mammals. The very minute amount your cat may ingest from eating a roach that has been in contact with the product would not be enough to cause any type of reaction.

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07/19/2012 Carolyn from Tullahoma, Tn

QHow effective is borid (ORTHOBORIC ACID 99.0%) in treating for brown recluse spiders?

ACb Borid Boric Acid dust is not labeled for spider control at all. This is because boric acid must be ingested to be effective and spiders cannot ingest the product because of their sucking piercing mouth parts that only allow them to ingest sucked up liquids. Please see our Spider Control Kit for the best products for a spider infestation.

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11/09/2011 Patti from Lula, Ga

QIs Boric acid powder safe to use in your cabinets?

AEvery boric acid product is different and it is important that you follow the product label on the boric acid product you purchase. According to the product label on CB Borid Boric Acid Dust you can use this product in food/serving areas directly in cracks, crevices and voids being careful not to apply to surfaces where food will come into direct contact.

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08/23/2011 John from Taft,ca 93268 432 D St

QDo you offer free shipping for CB Borid Boric Acid Dust 5 lb?

AFree Shipping is available on all orders all of the time to the continental United States only. (Excludes Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico).

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06/17/2011 Kevin

QCan I mix CB Borid Boric Acid Dust with water and sugar to get rid of Argentine ants?
I was told to mix Boric acid with water and sugar, to eliminate Argentine ants on my property. Is this the right stuff? I don't see anything that says to mix it with water.

AMixing CB Borid Boric Acid Dust with water and sugar would be considered an "off label use" and as such we cannot recommend you do it. Mixing boric acid dusts with water and sugar is a long used home remedy type treatment for ant infestations. There are many products on the market today that are more effective than boric acid mixtures. We offer a Complete Ant Kit that comes with all of the products you will need to treat an ant infestation. We include two different types of bait in the kit to suit the ants nutritional needs and to encourage bait acceptance.

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06/10/2011 Rj

QDoes CB Borid Boric Acid Dust work on Fire Ants?

ACB Borid Boric Acid Dust is labeled for all ants except for carpenter ants. You should note that CB Borid Boric Acid Dust works by ingestion and can take up to two weeks to kill ants that ingest the dust. We do have several fire ant baits that actually attract the ants, they consume it and then share it back at the colony. Using a fire ant bait product is usually more effective than using boric acid dust alone. You can see our selection of fire ant baits by clicking here: Fire Ant Bait

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03/25/2011 Thomas

QDoes boric acid dust kill carpet beetles?
I am looking for an organic/natural product to kill carpet beetles. does boric acid work? thanks.

ABorid Boric Acid Dust is not labeled for treatment of carpet beetles.  However, we do sell an all natural dust called EcoPCO D-X Dust which is labeled for carpet beetles and is made from plant extracts.

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01/15/2011 Terri

QI have a new litter of puppies due in 1 week. Is CB Borid Boric Acid Dust safe around puppies?

ACB Borid Boric Acid is very safe to use around new puppies when used as directed on the product label. Apply in small amounts directly into cracks and crevices using a bellow hand duster. Applying the dust directly into cracks and crevices will keep it inaccessible to your new puppies.

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05/24/2010 Dian

QI've had Borid down in my kitchen for a month and the roaches are only getting worse.
I'm careful not to leave food out.

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It is important to understand that Borid Boric Acid Dust is only going to work on those roaches that actually comes into contact with it. The majority of roaches live in cracks, crevices and wall voids and only come out when absolutely necessary. Borid Boric Acid Dust has nothing in it to actually attract the roaches so it must be strategically placed into the places where roaches live and it takes several days for the roaches to actually die after they ingest the dust during which time they can continue to breed. We recommend using a roach bait gel, an insect growth regulator and an insecticide spray for faster results. Please check out our Roach Control Kit # 2. This kit comes with all of the components to control roaches quickly.

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