Getting Rid of Cockroaches
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I have tried boric acid, roach motels, gels, and many other products that are designed to work but have had no success with any of it. The only solution I have found is to use Bengal to draw them out (Bengal NEVER kills them) and once they are out, I use Raid to kill the ones that are visible.
I have lived in Mississippi all my life and there is no way to get rid of them, it is an ongoing battle just to keep them under control enough to where you can live with it.
I also hear people say that the problem comes from people that keep their homes dirty, mine is not. They say if you take away the food and water source they will leave, that would be great but I need the toilets I have in my home (water source).
If anyone ever figures out a real solution to this problem, they will be rich beyond belief!
I have them, help me. They go in and out my vcr. Tell me how to make them go away. I have (3) kids.
I put Boric acid down 6 months ago, killed them all in 2 weeks, then in the last few weeks the started coming back, then dying again, they are all dead! (Maniacal laughing)
BTW its a very fine powder where I fet it, and would be very difficult to get to toxicity levels. As for corn starch, it's food, If it works cool, but I would be very surprised.
I hear what everyone is saying and I have been told that boric acid works wonders, but I also have neighbors, as well as the roaches and they aren't doing anything about them. They are letting them roam, which is really upsetting me badly. I rent my town house.
The landlord doesn't do anything for the roaches, nor does he spray at all. It's up to us to do this, and without the other neighbors doing anything, I don't know if it's going to work. Does anyone have a suggestion that might help, if one neighbor isn't doing anything to prevent these critters?
I read of a few remedies 1 is called diatomaceous earth the other is cedarcide granules then there is a plant sold at Thai stores 4got the name bt it costs $1.50 bt that 1 is apparently toxic 2 cats bt it's effective while alive an evn more so whn dead
Boric Acid works because roaches are cannibals and when the roach eats it, it gets sick , goes to the hive and other roaches eat the sick one. This works to not just move the roaches to another residence.
I've lived in Houston for years and the ONLY thing to effectively control roaches, both German and the big waterbug types is a boric acid attack. The BEST brand to find is Eckols Roach Tablets from St. Louis.
I started using cornstarch yesterday. Never heard of it being used. I needed something i could put in my children's toy closet. I also used boric acid under my sinks and toilet. Boric acid is a fine powder. When the roaches walk through it, the powder becomes lodged in there legs causing them to lose moisture and dehydrate. I figure corn starch would do the same - double duty: open moisture holes and absorb it out. Praying it works!!!
bengal roach spray is the best after u have them under cotrol but start with harris roach pills they sell it at ace hardware in mississippi. not sure who else carries it .it does look like candy so warn any children about it .
I have tried the boric acid mixed with sugar and it did not work if you know any websites about killing them let it be known!!!
I don't know if boric acid will work or not; however, tell your friend to try Bengal Roach Spray. I am very allergic to all other brands, but this one does not bother me at all. It's more expensive than the other brands, but well worth it as it really works for a long time with just one spraying.
YES BORIC ACID. MOM USED MRS. HARRIS' ROACH PILLS. SHE WOULD JUST THROW THEM UNDER THE HOUSE IN THE CRAWL SPACE WORKED GREAT. THO THEY CAN LOOK LIKE CANDY TO SOMEONE WHO DOESNT KNOW OR A CHILD. BUT THEY ARE BORIC ACID.
maybe you mean boric acid, which is a white powder. cheap enough, you put it down and leave it
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