Boric Acid Roach Killer

Roaches are a common problem in all households. They are difficult to handle and definitely difficult to spot till they have multiplied beyond repair. Controlling large colonies of roaches can become a nightmare. Although there are several ways of getting rid of them, not all methods can be actually effective.

Ways to deal with roaches
Some ways through which roaches can be managed are:

1. Gel baits in places where roaches are most likely to multiply

Roaches usually hide under cracks and crevasses to keep themselves hidden and therefore gel baits can be a really good way to kill roaches. Gel baits are poison gels that can be placed in these problem areas using a tube or a syringe. The roaches then feed on these gels and die due to the poison.

However, a rather unpleasant scenario of this solution is that you might find a number of dead roaches in your house lying around here and there. Gel baits also look very unappealing in the surroundings of your house.

Gel baits can also be used in another way that is by placing actual baits to attract roaches to the poison. The bait attracts the roach and the eats the poison, but it does not guarantee killing all roaches in your house or target all roach infected areas.

2. Calling a Professional

Calling a professional might be a good option for people who do not have time, but it is also very costly. While it might be an easier alternative to handling the problem on your own, it might be a hassle for you financially.

3. Close probable infestation areas with traps

Another way to stop roaches from multiplying further is to close areas that might have roaches growing with traps. But this way of handling roaches does not prevent roaches from entering your home from outside and therefore does not get rid of the problem entirely.
However, the best and the most effective way to kill roaches by yourself is with the use of Boric Acid.

What Is Boric Acid?

Boric Acid is a mixture of water and boron. Boron is a substance found naturally in plants and fruits. It takes the form of a powder. Though boric acid is extremely harmful to roaches, it is not as harmful to human beings or pets.

How Does It Kill Roaches and how long does it take?

Boric acid takes a little longer than other methods to work. After the roach has ingested the poison, it takes about three to four days for the roach to actually consume the poison which shuts down the internal organs and decays the organs. Because of the amount of time it takes to work, some people become disheartened to use boric acid and do not use it further.

However, boric acid is one of the most effective ways of killing roaches. The roaches also take back the poison to their colonies and the areas where they have laid the egg capsules. Once the roach dies, it is eaten by the other roaches, thus spreading the poison even more.

Boric acid, when the roaches travel or step over it, sticks to the legs and the body. When the roach cleans itself, it ingests the powder and thus consumes it. However, even if the roach does not clean itself, the powder is still absorbed by the body of the roach. The poison then takes a toll on the roach and eventually kills itself.

Do’s And Don’ts Of Using Boric Acid

Do not sprinkle it in areas that are close to places where you feed your pets or where you eat or cook your food.

Do not sprinkle it in large quantities. If you sprinkle too much of the powder and it ends up forming a pile, the roaches might end up walking around it and not in it, and therefore not letting the poison work. A little goes a long way with this poison, so applying it sparingly in your infected areas is enough.

Do use a second approach. In case the boric Acid does not work, you should always have a plan B in place to ensure that the roaches have been taken care of.

Is It Safe For Humans And Pets?

Unlike the fact that boric acid is super toxic for roaches, it is not as toxic for humans. However, certain quantities of boric acid can cause reactions with the body. If you ingest boric acid by mistake, you might experience the following symptoms:

Dry throat
Itchy skin

Keep it away from children or from areas where boric acid can easily enter your body, from example, on your kitchen counter wherein it might enter your food while cooking. It should also be kept away from places where you feed your pets as your pets might ingest it by mistake. Roaches might like to frequent the places where you keep food, in which case you could find a different place to feed your pets while you are treating the former area, or keep food covered in case the boric acid lands into your food.

Using Boric Acid is a great way to get rid of roaches as well as to get rid of ants! It is definitely a great and effective approach and we would suggest you to use it every time!

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