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Old 08-23-2010, 10:46 PM
 
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I recently moved to an apartment with my two small children. Several weeks back my nanny calls me at work and tells me there are roaches in the kitchen, I immediately call the landlord. He come round to the apartment without my being present and is about to shower Boric acid on the kitchen floor, my nanny stops him and tells him that she will give this to me and that I will take care of it when the children are not around. About a month ago I had surgery on my knee and during the recovery I temporarily moved the kids to their father house and I went to my friendís house. Over the weekend I came back home and noticed on the bathroom floor ants, ants in the living room etc. etc. I did not think much of that until I went into the garage, there were hundreds and thousands of ants everywhere. Without thinking I took the white powder that the landlord gave me and poured it in the garage and outside of my apartment. The following morning when I went into the garage I did not see any ants. GREAT!!! Later on in the day my landlord calls me screaming and yelling at me about this stuff and tells me "itís about time I left", he actually made me cry. He told me that Boric acid is highly dangerous and illegal.....my issue is why did he bring it to my house with two small children??? Please if anyone is out there who has better understanding of Boric acid can you please advice on this matter. Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:03 PM
 
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Boric acid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Highly dangerous? To ants and roaches, yeah. Illegal? Not even close.
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:43 PM
 
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Overreacting much? Boric Acid is as dangerous as salt from a shaker.
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:44 AM
 
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Okay, should I not worry? The other thing is how do I get rid of the powder marks in the garage and from outside of my unit? thanks.
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:46 AM
 
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Boric acid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Highly dangerous? To ants and roaches, yeah. Illegal? Not even close.

What should I use for the ants, they are still squatting with me?
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Old 08-24-2010, 02:03 AM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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What should I use for the ants, they are still squatting with me?
Boric Acid is very good for getting rid of roaches and ants. But it would take a hella lot of it, to get rid of thousands of them. To beat a problem like that, you would need to have a professional extermination come and spray pesticide around the entire perimeter of the building. Then come back and do it again on a regular basis, until the problem is solved. Most landlords are too cheap to do it. It's probably easier just to move.
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:51 AM
 
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Boric Acid is very good for getting rid of roaches and ants. But it would take a hella lot of it, to get rid of thousands of them. To beat a problem like that, you would need to have a professional extermination come and spray pesticide around the entire perimeter of the building. Then come back and do it again on a regular basis, until the problem is solved. Most landlords are too cheap to do it. It's probably easier just to move.

The landlord gave me three day noitce to quit, I responded with OK, he then said I could not do that as I have a 12 month lease. Stuck here for the next 10 months.
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Go to home depot and purchase Ortho home defense in the gallon plastic jug.
Works wonders on ants, and the residual effect last for about 2 too 3 months.
Bob.
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:38 PM
 
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Go to home depot and purchase Ortho home defense in the gallon plastic jug.
Works wonders on ants, and the residual effect last for about 2 too 3 months.
Bob.

thanks!!!!!
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:21 PM
 
Location: RSM
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What should I use for the ants, they are still squatting with me?
Call a pest control company and get them to treat the exterior with termidor(barrier treatment). Termidor is the best pesticide on the market for dealing with ants, hands down.
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