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  1. Even if you put it on pancakes, it won't really hurt you. Not great for you but boric acid is used in a lot of foods for preservative. I do mark the bottle
  2. A small bottle 469 grams is what this one says As long as you don't put too much boric in, it will work. The object is to get it back to the nest. The workers collect the food and feed the queen, killing her. Ants have a short lifespan so when the queen dies, the whole place dies out. It generally takes about a week to work. The little bastards are impervious to insecticide. I've sprayed them with everything over the years. They seem to love RAID ant and roach killer. You can spray a whole can on them and they survive. Windex works good for a direct spray. I think the soap drowns them. Boric acid is also good to kill roaches in powder form. Just put it out where roaches hid and they will end up dead. I live in Villa Nova and there is a vacant lot 2 houses down. When I moved in, I was covered up with ants, so I've become an expert to survive. There were several nests in the vacant lot and the ground was literally black with them. I've slowly killed them off over the years but they just come back. Ants leave a scent trail for the others. If you spray ammonia around the house, they won't cross the ammonia but it wears off within a few days. The only real solution is death by boric acid.
  3. Actually, those are the RULES of the road here, the reality is something different. If someone wants to turn left, slow down and let them. If a light is out, it probably means that it is "green". Be careful because the whole light may be out and the cross traffic thinks the same thing. Bicycles obey no rules. Just because YOU have a green light means nothing to them. Motorcycles may or may not obey the lights. Motorcycle helmets are to be worn when raining, anytime else is optional. Dogs, cats, horses, cows and humans jaywalk without looking. People open car doors without looking. I only obey 2 rules absolutely: Don't hit anyone, don't let anyone hit you
  4. Here's the formula to make the stuff: Go to a hardware store and buy boric acid, a white powder. (Acido Borico) Go buy a small cheap bottle of pancake syrup. Put the pancake syrup in a measuring cup and warm in the microwave. Add 1 level tablespoon of Boric acid and stir in well. Put the pancake syrup back in the original bottle and put 1 drop where ever you see the ants. Wait!!!! In a few days, they will disappear until a new nest moves in. If you want to kill them on surfaces, Windex works well and is safe. The syrup compound is also safe for humans and pets. You find boric acid in a lot of foods as a preservative. If you will take ammonia and put it in a spray bottle and spray all openings, the ants will not cross the ammonia lines. The recipe for the boric acid is critical. Put too much Boric in and the ants will die on the way back to the nest. They have to return home and feed the queen to for this to work. If you can find the nest, which will be in the ground outside and bait around it, it will work quicker or if you can find the trail and bait in it it will work quicker.
  5. I got a call today from the friendly Microsoft fraudster with the Indian accent. I swear the quality of these people is slipping tremendously. His English was so bad that he had no idea what a "Fraudster" was. I told him that I knew his mama and she was terribly disappointed that he had turned out to be a con man and a fraudster and he didn't catch on. He was just no fun at all. If these people want to call and annoy me, they are going to have to improve their language skills. Otherwise, how can I lead them on?
  6. I just use LINUX. That solves the whole problem of Bill Gates system. I bought a used HP laptop that ran hot. Tried everything including replacing the fan. Put Linux on and the problem went away. Linus is much lighter than W7
  7. She's trying to find one that picks up different channels........
  8. No, businessman and engineer. However, i have been known to dabble in the stock market. Successfully, I might add.... I have two rules. Never bet baseball or trade FOREX. Too many things unexpected can happen. IF I were going to bet the USD/MXN trade, long term, I'd bet about 15/1. I think Mexico is rising and the US is falling. The Petrodollar (also called the US dollar) is losing its influence in the world. If the US dollar loses its position as the preferred currency of the world, you might see a 1/5 USD/MXN trade.
  9. I just love forecasts like that. Try trading on FOREX. I know several homeless people that believe stuff like that......
  10. A gardener and 50P can get almost anything done..........
  11. I had the same problem with Wells Fargo. My card quit working. They would not overnight to MX, but would overnight to a WF branch. They did mail me a new card but it took about 3 weeks to get it. Having at least 2 bank accounts is an absolute necessity here. Also have a months supply of cash around
  12. I lost internet sometime Sunday night and got it back on Wed afternoon. It was a line problem because they did not change the modem. I think it went out with the rain on Sun night just not sure what time
  13. It wasn't personally directed at anybody, it was a general observation. We all live here at the pleasure of the MX government who can cancel our VISAs and toss us out at any time they wish, so I do consider myself a "guest". I try to act like a "guest". Most of the permanent people here seem to feel about the same, however, I see a few people (mostly visitors, sunbirds and snowbirds) that think this is "USA South" and expect the same things they find in the USA. This is not the USA, it is Mexico and it is different. My internet has been out for 3 days. When I reported it, they said 1-3 days. In the US if it wasn't up and running in a day, I'd have been having a fit. I knew that they'd get it fixed eventually and as you can see, they did. It's the first time in several years, so it was no big deal. I could have called every day to check but that would have done nothing and I've learned that over the past decade of living here. So, I caught up on my reading.
  14. It was not an urban area. It looked like a junk yard that had been bombed, then burnt. Worst area I've ever seen. I almost turned around and went back NOB
  15. I'm not real sure that Ajijic IS in Mexico. I think Mexico is on the other side of the lake. Playboy used to drive cars to the US and sell them. I have no idea how he got back and I haven't seen him on the board recently.
  16. I've never had any problems with debit or credit cards but I keep the bank notified that I will be in MX. I don't actually tell them that I live in MX, I just say that I visit frequently. Every time that I get a new card, I have to get the credit limit raised and get it marked for use in MX. You would think that it would follow but it doesn't.
  17. I decided years ago that there is something about seeing tail lights that drives Mexicans crazy. No matter how fast you go, someone will pass you, preferably on a hill or a blind curve. Until the cameras started showing up, speed limits were just suggestions.
  18. There are two roof types here. Those that leak a little and those that leak a lot. A sloped roof with proper drainage is essential. Flat roof Miradors sound good but they always leak eventually
  19. I would not paint an old tank to increase its life expectancy, especially if it has rust spots. A new tank is a great life insurance policy. I'd buy a new tank and paint it If you've ever seen what happens when one leaks and blows up, you wouldn't even think of it
  20. If you've never been thru Santa Teressa, the last 20 miles or so are interesting. When I came down a decade ago that area was listed as "Urban wasteland" and it was........
  21. I'll send you a bill for consultant advice
  22. Who do you think does all this "alternate green energy" stuff? Small mom and pop companies? Huge companies do it. Ever seen a wind farm or a solar generating station in CA?
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