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Cockroach Exterminator

12/01/2010 4:18 AM

the various insecticide that we have does not have effects on cockroach in my area.
Is there a better and or effective way to exterminate to cockroach.

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Re: Cockroach Exterminator

12/01/2010 8:17 AM

Carbolic acid placed where kids and pets can't get to it. Don't worry the roaches will find it and die.

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Re: Cockroach Exterminator

12/01/2010 10:27 AM

Boric Acid as identified works as well, placed where they travel through it (this may be the same as Carbolic?) I dunno...

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12/01/2010 11:50 AM

Look, you have to promise to keep this to yourself, OK?

Boric acid was what I actually meant to recommend. I have no clue how I managed to come up with carbolic acid. Senior moment, I guess.

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There, I should remember now.

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Re: Cockroach Exterminator

12/01/2010 2:07 PM

Carbolic is an old, old, really old name for phenol.

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12/01/2010 2:24 PM

And I thought phenol was an old name.

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12/02/2010 2:17 AM

carbolic and boric acid are not same one is based on Borax-carbolic acid is an organic acid. CEw

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Re: Cockroach Exterminator

12/02/2010 1:42 AM

Boric acid is definitely the way to go.

When you stop using poison, the problem will likely get worse initially. The problem will probably be much easier to handle when a couple months have elapsed since you stop applying insectacides. The humans in the space will certainly be better of without exposure to the poisons. Patience will be rewarded.

The big problem with insectacides is that they end up killing or driving away the natural predators of the pests you are targeting...and since you can't expect your poison to kill off the entire target pest population everywhere, the target pest will return, but unchecked by natural predators. This makes the business of bug exterminating a cash cow off repeat business.

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Re: Cockroach Exterminator

12/02/2010 9:28 AM

i have seen the comments made i need answer to the following questions
1. boric acid is it in powder or liquid form
2. how do i prepare a single dosage for application
3. what are the side effect to humans when exposed to the application-
4. apart from the boric acid are there any other things to be added.

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12/06/2010 9:44 AM

I have always used powdered boric acid.

and aside for boric acid, cleaning up is very important. The cockroaches are there because they have a steady source of food. Eliminate the the food, and the roaches will not want to stick around. This means developing fastidious habits concerning storing, preparing, consuming, and disposing of food for people as well as animal feed.

How to apply boric acid;

apply the full strength powder alone, in the attic, basement, in closets, cracks crevaces, and around the outside of the house. This should be applied in dry areas you suspect the pest to cross. Prepare a second type as a bait for more limited indoor applications. I usually blend equal amounts of boric acid and a ripe banana, and apply small amounts to cardboard that i can slide under cabinets and things like refrigerators.

Some people dissolve in water boric acid and sugar in a 1 to 4 weight ratio and let small amounts dry in cupcake papers whicn can also be placed under cabinets and the like.

Boric acid is well tollerated by people and most pets. Oral Ld50 is above 2500mg/kg, so someone would have to ingest a huge amount to be life threatening.

Hope this helps

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Re: Cockroach Exterminator

12/17/2010 8:50 AM

One thing I've seen about using boric acid is to apply the powder in a very thin layer--they recommend sort of puffing it out of a squeeze bottle or similar. The concern is that cockroaches will avoid thicker layers like we would avoid snow.

This might have been in a Wikipedia article.

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