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    Not strictly on topic, but maybe someone here knows

    Where the heck in Canada can I get borax?

    Been looking for it for another purpose, and it seems well nigh impossible to find in groceries here in Toronto.
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    Good for killing ants as well...

    Contact Claire at JD Photochem south of Montreal:

    http://www.jdphotochem.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmike View Post
    Good for killing ants as well...

    Contact Claire at JD Photochem south of Montreal:

    http://www.jdphotochem.com/
    The ants are the reason I am looking for it..... I can't believe in Canada's biggest city, living in a primarily older immigrant area, I can't find this stuff....
    Paul Schmidt
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    We have ants here in Virginia; I have borax; so how do I use the borax?
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    A pottery supply should carry it for use in glaze making. You should be able to buy it by the pound, 5lb, 50lb, etc
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    Borax is an effective poison for small children, plants, ants and roaches.

    Have fun but don't get caught using the wrong target.

    PE

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    One part borax, one part confectioner's sugar, one part brewer's yeast. Mix thoroughly and put it in a dry jam jar lid right in the ants' path. It tends to absorb moisture, so you may need to stir it up once in a while. Store the remainder in a sealed container for future use.

    Peter Gomena

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    I've got a big box of it (20 Mule Team). Can't remember where I bought it, though -- I think at Dominion? Home Hardware or Home Depot would probably have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgomena View Post
    One part borax, one part confectioner's sugar, one part brewer's yeast. Mix thoroughly and put it in a dry jam jar lid right in the ants' path. It tends to absorb moisture, so you may need to stir it up once in a while. Store the remainder in a sealed container for future use.

    Peter Gomena
    Peter,

    What is confectioner's sugar?
    Can fresh baker's yeast, that comes in little paper wrapped cubes, be used too?
    It's a hell of a fight these ants...

    Philippe
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