OK back to plan B then. Thanks, don't want dead plants or ants and would
rather go the natural way. I am careful about what go in the compost.
Mulched leaves, coffee grounds, grass clippings mostly and some lime. I did
give the pile a hard kick today after the good rain we had last night. (It
was still moving-tomorrow I will throw in some more lime give it a good
turning and run fast!)
that would however depend on how much borax you used eh. I you threw masses
in to the compost expect it to be poisioned. If the borax was mixed with
sugar and placed in a bait station it should be fine. Borax is poison, hence
we should not eat it, but is also a common cleaning product. I use it in the
washing machine. My pick, and feel free to prove me wrong, is that a
reasonably small amount of borax (in a bait station) will not harm the
compost too much. If some finds its way in it will be diluted with rain and
be mixed into negligable amounts when the compost is turned and eventually
dug out. It is also a fairly simple chemical as far as I know that does not
reside for long periods after become wet.
by that I mean not throwing borax all over the compost like you would lime.
Mixing it with sugar and placing it in a container ants can reach is the way
to go. You would not pour litres of commercial ant bait on the compost don't
do the same with borax.
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