Where Can I Buy?

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Where Can I Buy?

Postby telboy » Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:29 pm

Looking to buy Borax. Is a drogueria the best option?

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Re: Where Can I Buy?

Postby maureenscot » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:23 pm

not sure if it isnt banned in Europe. You could get it online. There is a substitute but it does not kill ants if that's what you want it for. There was a post here about it in the past. Try the search facility

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Re: Where Can I Buy?

Postby telboy » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:29 pm

maureenscot - Yes I noticed the old post, someone mentioned a product called ZZ - and yes its for ants.

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Re: Where Can I Buy?

Postby BENIDORM » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:52 am

There are many products available in Spain for the elimination of ants etc.

We have tried most over the years, but one of the most effective ways that we've found is to squirt a small amount of Agua-fuerte in or near the nest area, very rapid results, but do be careful using this product and use sparingly .!
It is also probably the cheapest product available.
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Re: Where Can I Buy?

Postby maureenscot » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:07 pm

What is Agua-fuerte?

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Re: Where Can I Buy?

Postby Enrique » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:16 pm

Agua Fuerte is Hydrochloric acid. Also called Spirits of Salts or Muriatic acid. Disolvente means a solvent. The most common type in Spain is Disolvente Universal which is a mixture of solvents usually containing Toluene and Methanol.

Some in-depth reading..............

https://chlorine.americanchemistry.com/ ... Many-Uses/

For removing ants and other crawling pests..........best to use ZZ Polvo

https://www.zelnova.com/productos/zz-polvo-insecticida/
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Re: Where Can I Buy?

Postby BENIDORM » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:38 am

I've used ZZ polvo, however it doesn't in my experience last very long, about 10 days, so you have to keep applying it.

The agua -fuerte in my experience ( nearly 30 years ) does a much better job of eliminating the source , but as I said before, use carefully !
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Re: Where Can I Buy?

Postby maureenscot » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:36 pm

Thank you all


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