Flies, mosquitoes, and even ants are easy to get rid of in comparison to the dreaded, disgusting household annoyance that is the roach. Fortunately this DIY method aims not only kill this pest, but prevent its relatives from coming to the funeral.
Instructables’ user Ninzerbean shares her story of dealing with roach infestation until she figured out how to create a substance similar to what a successful pest control guy used. The recipe for the peanut butter like mixture requires:
- Boric acid powder
- Karo syrup – you may substitute honey or maple syrup or pancake syrup
- Rice flour – you may substitute any flour you have on hand
- 1 Popsicle stick
- 1 Mixing bowl
Amounts as follows:
- 2 parts Boric acid
- 1 part rice flour
- enough Karo syrup to make a peanut butter like consistency mixture
For the best effect, this goop needs to be dabbed in the spots frequented by those nasty roaches (under sinks, by washers, and in any places where you don’t want to see them really). According to Ninzerbean, her home has been roach-free for 10 months since using this anti-roach concoction.
Check out the Instructables guide for the full details and be sure to share your favourite cockroach jokes pest control methods in the comments.
No More Roaches [Instructables]