Borax ( as in 20 mule team) and boraxo are 2 different products. Which one do you mean and why? Or is that a joke that I am not getting?
It’s not a joke; pure 20 Mule Team fine powdered borax works best, but the powdered hand cleaner will work to.
The powdered borax gets into the bugs breathing apparatus and kills them dead, works good on ants and other tiny varmints to.
No joke, boron, or boric acid, will usually control insects without toxic effects on humans.
Just don’t use it near plants.