I read through all the ideas here on Thrifty Fun. I am a single mom, so money is tight. I decided to try baking soda. I bought 5 of the large boxes. I started with the kitchen and then the rest of the house. I am happy to say the roaches are down by 80% and they are dying all over the place. I did not use any type of sugar with it. I also bought a turkey baster to make it easier to apply into hard to reach or tight areas. I've had this problem for long time, and I have tried a few sprays and gels, but this is working better and quicker than anything else. I hope this help someone else with this problem.
I've had little success with many of the home remedies of roach control. But I found I talked to someone who claimed he knew how to get rid of cockroaches for good, and he told me some of the best results he'd seen were from simply trimming back the foliage surrounding his house.
A mixture of malathion and syrup, painted on the inside, of not, the drawer, but the inside of where the drawer goes in the cabinet. this way none of the children or animals can get to it, you can do this all over the house, just pull the drawers out and using a paint brush, just paint the line where the drawer goes or underneath it, then slip the drawer back in, we did this at my mothers house where it was over run with roaches, haven't seen any in 17 years.
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