How To Kill Cockroaches With Boric Acid

Roaches hide, live and feed in dark and damp places. They will quickly hide when a light is turned on. When you see one roach, there will be many more that you can’t see. You can’t eliminate them completely unless you keep your house extremely clean and use harsh chemicals all of the time. That’s not very safe or healthy for you, your family or pets.  However there is a safer way that you can get rid of them fairly easily and cheaply. Boric acid is poisonous to them cause damage to their outsides. Cleaning your kitchen frequently and regular vacuuming can also help to lower roach populations.

Here are a few different methods you can use to get rid of them.

Boric Acid Balls

What you will need

  • 125g  Plain Flour
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 28g Boric Acid
  • 220ml Vegetable Oil
  • Water

Instructions

  1. Blend the flour, boric acid, onion and oil together until crumbly.
  2. Add enough water to moisten.
  3. Make marble-sized balls.
  4. Put them everywhere.

Sugar Lines

What you will need

  • Boric Acid
  • Sugar
  • Squeeze bottle (ketchup bottle)

Instructions

  1. Mix boric acid and sugar in a squeeze bottle
  2. Put down lines of the mixture in a few inconspicuous places, behind cupboards or in corners, this is where the roaches will most likely be and it stops your pets from ingesting it.

Tips

  • Keep away from children and pets, although it is safer then most pesticides, you still would not want them to eat it.
  • This is also an effective treatment against fleas and termites

If you have any other recipes or methods using boric acid to get rid of cockroaches or other household pests please leave a comment.

Where to Buy Boric Acid online UK

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