I hear that baking soda placed just right is a known deterrent to a common roach problem, true?
#119912. Asked by 29CoveRoad. (Jan 14 11 4:44 AM)
Hmm. Here's the directions.|
1. Use a small dish or a gallon milk jug lid.
2. Mix equal parts of sugar and baking soda into the dish or lid. This is your bait.
3. Set another dish or lid close by, containing water.
4. When you see dead roaches around the bait, replenish the bait and water.
5. Set these bait and water dishes behind appliances, inside of cupboards and pantries, in the garage, and anywhere you might suspect roaches to live and breed.
Here's the theory.
Neither substance is harmful to humans or pets, but the solution is lethal for roaches. The sweet smell of sugar entices the roach out of hiding to eat it, as well as the baking soda. Then, when the roach drinks water, the baking soda reacts, creating gas inside of the roach which causes its stomach to burst, killing the roach. Since other roaches feed on dead roaches, they also acquire the fatal substance and subsequently die.
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