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« on: August 27, 2009, 10:19:52 PM »

I've made some of the homemade SHB traps with corrugated plastic with crisco holding the boric acid in. Then it dawned on me. Will the boric acid that has spilled/stuck to the outside of the trap harm the bees?
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2009, 10:27:57 PM »

I've never used it on bees but it kills cockroaches very well. evil
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2009, 11:53:15 PM »

where did you find Boric Acid to buy?
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2009, 01:55:45 AM »

I've seen boric acid in the drug stores. If you don't see it, ask about it at the pharmacy counter.
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2009, 09:30:42 AM »

I've made some of the homemade SHB traps with corrugated plastic with crisco holding the boric acid in. Then it dawned on me. Will the boric acid that has spilled/stuck to the outside of the trap harm the bees?

I see not many answers to above. I wondered about the same when I was watching the video.

As far finding it: It's Roach killer in Lowes --- I believe Roach Proof. Look at ingredients.
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2009, 09:59:17 PM »

I can't remember the brand name but they also sell it at Walmart and most grocery stores. Look in the pesticide section, for roach powder.
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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2009, 11:34:24 PM »

I think it might be wise to make sure none of the boric acid spills out into the hive. I can't say for sure, but I suspect it would be bad for bees as well as ants and roaches.
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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2009, 06:12:03 AM »

This is on youtube you may like to see it.




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