Folk remedies for cockroaches are used in everyday life from the very moment when people met cockroaches. Thanks to the prescription of this epic, the ingenuity of the fighters themselves and the really large number of substances that can if not destroy, then at least scare away the cockroaches, folk remedies for these pests there are so many that even if you want to compile an encyclopedia all of them will be impossible to describe.
In each apartment, and even more so - a private house, in which the struggle with cockroaches folk remedies, a new recipe may appear. And it is quite possible, it will be effective. But there are also such means, which are widely used by everyone even in the XXI century more often than the most modern and effective developments.
Folk remedies for cockroaches in general are much less effective than, for example, insecticidal aerosols or gels. Some of them do not work at all and are used only by habit.
But let's consider the effective recipes, which really allow to carry out the complete destruction of cockroaches and save money in the fight against them.
Boric acid from cockroaches
Boric acid is once a very popular disinfectant, used even for oral administration. But if boric acid is more or less safe for man, then for cockroaches it is a powerful poison of nerve-paralytic action.
Already in small doses, this substance causes strong intoxication in insects, in large doses - muscle paralysis and death. That is why boric acid can be considered a really effective folk remedy for cockroaches.
In order for the acid to act, it is necessary that the pest eat it. To achieve this is not so simple - boric acid is tasteless and for cockroaches is absolutely unattractive. Therefore, traditionally it is kneaded with various food products and cooked for insects poisoned bait:
- One boiled egg yolk is mixed with 30-40 grams of boric acid and small balls are rolled from the resulting dough-like mass, which are then laid out in the places of the most likely appearance of pests;
- Another recipe: in equal proportions mixed boric acid, sugar and flour, and then the whole mixture is mixed with water to obtain a mass with the consistency of the dough. The finished product is used in the same way as in the previous version.
Such baits should preferably be hidden in secluded places, so that pets and children do not reach them.
Sometimes advising how to deal with cockroaches folk remedies, craftsmen recommend to dilute boric acid in water and leave near the sink, from which the cockroaches most often drink water, and wash the sink dry before going to bed. As these insects "desperately" need a drink, they are more likely to drink it from a poisoned drinking bowl.
Buy boric acid in the form of powder in a 10-gram package can be in any pharmacy.
Bura is the sodium salt of boric acid. For humans and domestic animals, it is also relatively harmless, like the predecessor itself, but for cockroaches it is also unbearably poisonous.
Recipes for the use of borax differ slightly from those for boric acid:
- 200 grams of borax is taken 60 gr. powdered sugar, 60 gr. starch and 30 g. vanilla sugar. The latter is needed to give a strong flavor to the bait. The entire mixture is diluted with water to produce a vanilla-smelling paste;
- There is also such an option: the mashed potatoes are prepared from one medium-sized potato and one boiled egg. In this puree is added 1 tablespoon borax.
Such mixtures are used in the same way as baits from boric acid - they are laid out in the places most visited by insects. After this, it remains only to collect the dead bodies of insects that have tasted the poisoned bait.
On a note
Some masters-cockroaches are advised simply to sprinkle boric acid or brown around the trash can and shell with the calculation that the insects running across the poison will stain the feet, and then, cleaning them with jaws, they will swallow a few grains, which will be enough for them. There is a rational grain in such reflections, but there is no experimental evidence of effectiveness of such an approach.
"Throw away all these of your dichlophos and buy boric acid. I always asked only my grandmother folk remedies, she used to bite them in military barracks. I'll just see the cockroach at home, I pour it around the toilet and the sink. A cat or children will not poison it, and cockroaches will take a break. "
Alena, Upper Olenek
Freezing as the most effective national way of fighting
If all other folk remedies against cockroaches in the apartment give only the effect of partial destruction or scaring, then a serious frost mows the pests on the root and all. To kill these people from the tropics quite a bit - already minus 8 ° C, both adult insects and their larvae are killed.
However, in an apartment, freezing is fraught with a rupture of radiators, water supply pipes and heating. If they are protected by any thermal insulation, then the room can be completely cooled.
As practice shows, it is enough to lower the temperature in the apartment to minus 10 ° С for 3-4 hours, so that the spaces inside the nightstands and cabinets have frozen out, and there will be no live cockroaches in the room.
"I went to the forum, read advertising stories about miracle bottles and only one intelligent advice found from Alexander M. Everything was done, as he said - he wrapped the pipes with rags and foam rubber, opened the doors and windows wide and went away with the whole family to go fishing for a whole day. About four hours after returning the apartment was heated, but the cockroaches were gone altogether. Not one of them has been seen for six months. So if, by the winter from neighbors, whoever creeps up again, I know what to do. "
Alexander Chogar, Inta
To destroy cockroaches by such folk remedy as freezing an apartment is obtained only in limited cases:
- In winter, and only in the Far North - in the fall and spring
- in the respective regions - in the south of Russia winter frosts do not always take place
- in agreement with the neighbors.
But in general, it is the freezing of the room that is one of the most effective folk methods of combating cockroaches.
Pyrethrum from cockroaches
Pyrethrum is a special insecticide powder, famous for its naturalness: it is a dry milled inflorescence of chamomile.
Due to the availability and safety of the usual dust, Piretrum has become a real folk remedy against cockroaches, used in both big cities and villages.
With him are prepared the same poisoned baits, as with boric acid, or Piretrum just crumbles in the places of the most frequent occurrence of pests.
For pets and humans, Piretrum is absolutely safe.
Ammonia will not allow the destruction of cockroaches in the apartment, but it will drive them out for sure. For this, it is not even necessary that the whole apartment smells like an intensive care room: literally enough, a teaspoon of ammonia in a bucket of water for washing the floors, and cockroaches can not be kept from the outcome to the neighbors.
The sense of smell in cockroaches is much better developed than in humans, and even trace amounts of ammonia they smell and try to stay away from such a place. However, for reliable protection against cockroaches by this method, ammonia should be added to the water during each washing of the floors.
"The whole forum rummaged, but everyone just writes that about chemistry is all. But it's poisonous, so that there would not be written on the banks. My neigbour nevertheless prompted me a method of how to shed cockroaches with folk remedies. She drives all the cockroaches from her apartment to mine. Just take the usual ammonia, a spoon of it drips into a bucket of water, and this water is washed floor. We now together so my floors, and the cockroaches run away to neighbors from above. Not very beautiful, but effective. "
The national trap of cockroaches
Special homemade traps cockroaches were caught long before the sale of fashionable Chinese houses. Such traps are made quite simply:
- Take a half-liter jar, under the neck from the inside, the entire wall along the perimeter is smeared with vegetable oil strip in a centimeter-two, and honey or beer drips to the bottom. Such a bank is installed where the cockroaches most likely will smell the bait, and on the morning of all the fallen insects along with the remains of sweets it is enough to throw it into the toilet.
- On the strip of cardboard is pasted a strip of adhesive tape sticky side up. In the middle of such a strip is placed a drop of the same honey. Although Scotch tape and not so limes as a sticky part of industrial traps, most of the cockroaches still remain on it.
Before you get rid of cockroaches folk remedies like traps, you should remember that this method is not for squeamish. Still, with panic swarming in a bank or slowly and martyrically dying on an adhesive tape, insects need to do something. But not all the housewives are ready to look at the cockroaches in cold blood, and even more so to take a bank with them ...
And only if the cockroaches filled the apartment so that they do not allow to enter the kitchen, it is necessary to resort to nuclear, grandfathering methods - kerosene, denatured and turpentine. Their smell for cockroaches is as unbearable as the scent of ammonia, while they are widely available.
All that needs to be done to scare off the pests from the apartment is to apply any of these substances to the plinth, the corners of the bedside tables and the edges of the linoleums, and then to stand for a few days the smell of the car repair shop. But cockroaches will escape from the premises, like schoolchildren from the collective farm.
And then, when there are no cockroaches in the apartment, for prevention you can simply get a geranium: its dizzying smell also quite strongly repels these insects. With a strong infection as a means of cleaning the apartment, it does not fit, but in order to protect the apartment from the entry of defectors - it will do.
"Until I read that geranium scares away cockroaches, I could never understand why we never saw them at work in the office. Although there is always an open cookie, unapproved tea, and a lot of secluded places. Indeed, we have nine vases with geraniums for three office spaces - they are very much loved by their bosses. Now I bought one pot home. I hope that helps. "
Fighting cockroaches folk remedies, it should be remembered that all of them are inferior in effectiveness to insecticidal industrial preparations. But with proper use and certain perseverance with them, it is quite possible to withdraw most of the insects from the apartment. And while doing this, it is safe for other inhabitants and without serious financial costs. Use it!