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Kill Cockroaches in Your Home

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Dead cockroach by interior wall
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Nobody likes roaches in their homes, but harsh chemicals can be dangerous to use around young children and pets. Here's a homemade, safer roach killer.
Difficulty: Average
Time Required: 15 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Mix equal parts powdered sugar and borax in a bowl.
  2. Sprinkle in cracks along walls and under cupboards.
  3. Keep away from children and pets.
  4. Repeat as necessary for one to two weeks until all roaches have died.

Tips:

  1. Borax is relatively safe and can be found near the laundry soap in your grocery store.
  2. Borax slowly kills roaches by interfering with their metabolism.

What You Need

  • Borax
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Mixing Bowl

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