Getting rid of cockroaches can be hard, especially for those living in a tropical climate. Even if you call the exterminator, you might find the cockroaches back in your home after only a few weeks or months. You can purchase some cockroach repellent from the grocery or you can also make your own using Borax. Borax is an ingredient that is mostly used in detergents and insecticides. You can use this ingredient to make your own cockroach repellent.
Here are the steps on how you can make your own cockroach repellent:
- Materials and ingredients. Gather all the ingredients and materials that you need for making the cockroach repellent, like Borax, all purpose flour, water, confectioner’s sugar, small paper cups and an airtight container. You can find all these from the grocery store.
- Measure the ingredients. The next step is to measure the ingredients that you will use for the cockroach repellent. Measure a cup each or the Borax and all purpose flour. Then, measure a tablespoon of confectioner’s sugar. The water that you will need for making the cockroach repellent depends on the consistency of the mixture.
- Prepare the cockroach repellent. Prepare the cockroach repellent. Mix the Borax, all purpose flour and confectioner’s sugar in a small mixing bowl. After this, slowly add water to the mixture. You can add a teaspoon of water at a time to control the amount that you are going to add. Do this until you form a dough-like substance. When you have a dough-like substance, you can prepare the cockroach repellent into small balls. Use your hands to form half an inch balls with the dough. Store the balls in the air tight container until you are ready to use them. Store the container in a cool dry place.
- Using the cockroach repellent. When you are ready to use the cockroach repellent, just get a ball from your container and put it inside the small paper cup. Put the paper cup in places where you often see cockroaches. Leave it there. The ball will attract cockroaches and the Borax will kill them. Leave the paper cup for a few days or weeks until the ball has been finished by the cockroaches. Check once in a while to see if there are any dead insects or cockroaches that you must clean up. To make sure that you get rid of all the cockroaches in your home, you can use the balls once a month so that you won’t have a cockroach infestation in your home.
These are the simple steps on how you can make your own cockroach repellent by using Borax. This is an effective way of getting rid of all the cockroaches in your house. You will just have to remember a few things when you make this repellent. Make sure that you do not use this cockroach repellent if you have pets and babies inside the house. Ingesting the ball is toxic.