When it’s about bed bugs, every remedy is accepted including natural ways like borax. So, does borax kill bed bugs and how effective is it against them?
How to know if you have bed bugs?
Most of the time, when you realize that you have bed bugs is when you are already bitten. It’s hard to know you have bed bugs without any signs because they are small sized and prefer to walk around at nights.
Bed bugs won’t eat borax but, when they contact it, it will affect their bodies. Borax dust will stick on bed bugs’ bodies and cause dehydration on them. After borax dehydrates bed bugs, they will die soon.
Is borax safe to use for bed bugs?
When you decide to use anything against bed bugs, you must always be careful about it. Safety is first!
Borax is a safe remedy to use. It won’t cause any problems normally. But take care of things below:
If you have kids at home, do not let them eat the borax
Be sure your pets do not eat it
Prevent powerful air flows
Prevent inhalation of borax
However, borax is one of the most natural remedies for bed bugs, I always suggest you ask your doctor about borax before using it.