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Borax

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by whitetails and fish only, Sep 23, 2022.

  1. whitetails and fish only

    whitetails and fish only Well-Known Member

    There is a lot of controversy among taxidermists as to the effectiveness of borax as a bug deterrent so I will share the following. We have suddenly had a lot of ants on our kitchen counter that we could not seem to get rid of. Ant trapps did not work at all. I found a formula on line that mixed water, sugar, and borax together and in this liquid soak a few cotton balls and place them in the area of the ants. Within a day the ants were almost gone, all gone after a few more days. The sugar draws them out and the borax does them in apparently. I for one am a believer in borax and use it on all my mounts with zero bug problems over many years.
     
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  2. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    This why I have never had to repair a DP'd piece of taxidermy from bug damage. Rodent damage, yes, but not from insects.