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Roach Prufe Around Perimiter To Eradicate Roaches

I lived in a Texas house with several roommates. And cockroaches, BAD! We had tried the "bombs." It was quite a bit of work covering certain places with plastic, taking ALL laundry to laundromat during, and washing all dishes after. They didn't work as hoped for, then I read about Roach Prufe. I also read of the best application technique.

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Start at one point of the home, somewhere along the perimeter where the floor meets the wall. Lay out a line along the entire perimeter of every room in the home. I realize some people will see this and immediately think of how they do not want this white powder line showing along the entire perimeter of their home. They prefer to just throw some piles of powder under the sink and behind the water heater, and maybe a few other hidden places. We had tried this hit/miss sprinkling powder before we read of the "perimeter technique" but we had roaches BAD and hit/miss did not work before.

The perimeter instructions told of how it was safe for people and pets; and to imagine how, for any roach in the home to get from the floor to the wall, you make him [or her, lol] crawl past the powder. It was 98% boric acid and 2% inert stuff to help it adhere to the roach so he could go share it in his nest. The only piece of perimeter where we did not lay out a line was in the bathroom along tub/floor run. We laid our line down using a flat-surfaced cafeteria tray and a 6 inch flex tape knife [drywall tool]. We only made the line about 1/8 inch wide and we got it looking quite uniform to where it looked sort of like a trim molding.

Every sign of a roach was GONE in less than a month! There would be dead ones lying around here and there during the time, but they would usually just go into their nests to die. We left the line down for another month or so, and then we got the crevice attachment on the vacuum cleaner and sucked up all of the lines where they were openly visible. I never saw another roach in that house for the three more years I lived there. I would imagine that other boric acids would work, but Roach Prufe was what we used. The instructions we had read said that if followed exactly as stated. ALL ROACHES WILL BE GONE! They were correct.

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August 4, 20130 found this helpful

Well, Rob

I believe every word of your entry. I just hope the other readers learn something here.

We have been conditioned to believe that if we pay a lot for something, it must be better, and that if a professional applies it, it will be more effective.....and that if it comes in a package that costs more than the ingredients inside, you will get your money's worth. At least in this case, all that just ain't so.

Boric acid is the cheapest, safest and most effective roach eradicator you can buy. It is so effective, if it were used diligently on a countrywide level, we would be a roach free nation.

Years ago, I moved into a house not knowing it was heavily infested with roaches. When I found out, I immediately hired an exterminator. After weekly sprays with a liquid, I still had roaches two months later. I told the guy to get rid of the roaches quickly or I would break my contract.

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On his next visit, he used a different chemical, one that started killing roaches right away. In two weeks there was no sign of a live roach. What was this different chemical? A cheap, white powder called boric acid.

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August 4, 20130 found this helpful

Boric acid is a wonderfully effective roach killer. You can buy it straight behind the counter at the pharmacy.

It can harm people and pets though, if they eat it or have prolonged skin contact with it. That's part of why people put it in the backs of cabinets and out of the way places.

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August 4, 20130 found this helpful

The roaches in Texas are big enough to put saddles on them and ride them! I've always used Boric Acid powder in the kitchen & bathrooms - even inside the dishwasher! I found that it's only effective for 3 months and then it needs to be replaced with new powder.

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August 4, 20130 found this helpful

This is good advise with the exception of it being safe for people and pets. Boric acid can make animals sick when ingested (which they do when bathing themselves after walking through the stuff) so please be careful using this around pets and children.

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August 21, 20130 found this helpful

I like advion roach gel and the little discs. http://www.amaz  b&tag=thrif06-20

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Here they are on amazon. I like both the gel bait and then the discs. The discs last forever but the gel lasts for two weeks.

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November 1, 20130 found this helpful

OMG! Thank you so much. My house is crawling with them. The whole neighborhood has them & the landlord won't do anything. I know they did pay to have the duplex across street from me because the tenants stopped paying rent. Both tenants moved out after roaches gone. I so do hope this works. Wish me luck

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March 3, 20150 found this helpful

You can go to Wal-Mart and buy just plain old Boric Acid It is a white round plastic bottle with a red nozzle. That is what 99% of everyone that I know uses and it is good for tons of other things also. If you have trouble with sweaty feet and they peel just sprinkle a bit in your socks down in the toe area. and walla its gone and done. Thanks and have a nice day And good luck.

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October 17, 20160 found this helpful

Boric acid is dangerous to people and pets. Many states don't even sell it anymore.

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January 9, 20170 found this helpful

Unless it's a technical or trade name, the words ain't "Roach Prufe" they should be "Roach Proof", as in to resisted the test (invasion) of roaches.

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January 11, 20170 found this helpful

Roach Prufe is a trademarked name brand. It looks like it is basically boric acid, which is commonly recommended for cockroach infestations.

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July 10, 20170 found this helpful

I used Roach Proof years ago when we moved into a house in the country when I was first married. It worked I have never had them since. It is the best thing on the Market for Roaches.

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