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Bonide Boric Acid Roach Powder is an excellent choice for use indoors against roaches, silverfish, ants, palmettos, waterbugs, and fleas because it is odor free and does not stain. To achieve optimum results use Bonide Boric Acid Roach Powder in every room (even on upholstery and carpet). The formulation of 98% boric acid comes in an easy, ready-to-use bottle.
|Active Ingredient:||Boric Acid - 98%|
|Target pests:||Kills roaches, ants, palmetto bugs, silverfish, and water bugs.|
|For use in:||Under appliances, sinks, furniture, around drains, along all sides of closet shelves, under shelf paper, on ledges, wherever roaches develop paths. Be sure to treat basements, attics and garages.|
|Pet safe:||Yes, when used as directed.|
|Yield:||One pound normally treats an average home of 2,000 square feet. New construction treatment in wall requires one pound for every 500 square feet.|
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||AK, CO, DC, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, ND, OR, UT, WA|
|Shipping Weight:||1.15 lbs|
HOW DOES BONIDE BORIC ACID ROACH POWDER WORK?
Since Bonide Boric Acid Roach Powder is non-repellent roaches do not avoid it. When they get near it, the electro-static charged powder clings and is carted back to their nests.
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23 of 24 people found this review helpful:
By Marvallous in West Plains, Mo. on 11/05/2012
We applied the first application as recommended and have not seen any live roaches. Saw (3) dead ones. Will apply again if needed. Very easy to use.
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By in hesperia, ca on 08/02/2013
I have used boric acid for years, as of now, it has never let me down. Not only does it keep the roaches out, it helps with all the other insects also.
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By in South Bend, Indiana on 08/13/2013
Worked great so far. Have recommended it to my neighbors.
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By Barb in N.C. on 11/22/2012
My friend at the vet whispered to me that this was the best & most economic way to make Fleas FLEE. I had recently volunteered to keep newly spayed kittens in my screen room for 10 day healing time, We have 4 Indoor Cats (my babies) of our own & after Kitties were gone back to freedom at their own home, I found they had left many many freeloaders behind that even after thorough cleaning & washing , survived & OMG!! My own precious "babies" not only began scratching but very soon they unknowingly brought they're newly acquired BEASTS to my BED!! TRUST ME.....BONIDE BORIC ACID POWDER REALLY WORKS. It was an inexpensive Godsend to our home along with Prescription Liquid for our babies. One short week & complete success!!!!!
3 of 4 people found this review helpful:
ANTS! ANTS! ANTS!
By Marilyn in orange california on 08/26/2012
The powder seems to help a little, however, I still am getting less ants, so I will be patient.
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By Youlanda in Oklahoma City, Ok on 06/01/2016
Excellent product !!!!
Seems to work great!
By Whitney in Gulf Breeze, FL on 03/19/2017
I'm currently using this product along with Demand CS and while I'm almost 100% sure the demand CS works wonders, I think this stuff works pretty well too. I put this product in the "wet" areas of my house... Behind toilets, under sinks and that is where I have seen silverfish stopped in their tracks, dead. Hallelujah! Have also found three small palmetto bugs dead in the bathrooms, so seems to work well on them too!
Great product and customer service!
By April in Manhattan Beach CA on 04/24/2017
Really great product and excellent customer service. I reordered product. The beach is plagued with silverfish, and there are now far fewer of these disgusting pests because of your company and this product!
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04/18/2013 Hp from Chicago, Il
QHow do you properly clean up boric acid?
I put down boric acid a few months ago. I still have roaches and want to clean it up, so i can spray. I purchased IGR and pecticide from your company to put down.
ABoric acid dust can be vacuumed up and areas can be cleaned with soap and water to remove traces of the product.
05/09/2013 Lauren from Beaufort, Sc
QIs this safe for pets
I have a dog and 2 cats and they are senior in age. Wanted to make sure this is safe for pets
ABonide Boric Acid Roach Powder is a very safe product and also very effective. Like any product you need to make sure you apply it as directed and read all instructions for it to work properly on insects and be safe for your family. Bonide Boric Acid Roach Powder is meant to be applied in cracks and crevices, underneath appliances and inside wall voids. If you apply it correctly and in these types of areas it will not be accessible for your pets and children to come in contact with but it will be in the places that bugs like to hide. You do not have to remove the pets and children while you are treating, but it would be a good idea to have them in a different room while you are applying the dust. After 30 minutes have passed after you have applied the product it is perfectly safe for them to be back in the room that you treated.
08/31/2013 Shannon from Dallas, Tx
QCan you use the Bonide Boric Acid Roach Powder in attics?
We live in TX and want to get rid of these waterbugs... we were told to start in the attic but I do not see anywhere if that is safe to do with our 100+ degree heat (so attic will be over 120+).. can we use in an attic or is there another product to use?
AYes the product can be used in cracks and crevices within in the attic. If you are having a problem with roaches (water bugs), you should look at treating more than just the attic, especially since the roaches are coming in from the outside. We would highly suggest you look at getting one of our Roach Control Kits for indoor and home perimeter use, and a granular insecticide for long term control in the yard around the home to cut down on the numbers in your area. The Roach Kits provide you with all the products you need to effectively and efficiently get rid of the infestation at its source rather than just where you see them, and by purchasing them in our kit rather than separately you save money as we have discounted these items. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
12/12/2014 Bob from Chapin, Sc
QHow long does one application work? It seems that the buggers are coming back again after one month.
AAn application of Bonide Boric Acid Roach Powder will typically last about 6 months as long as it hasn't gotten wet. However, you are most likely experiencing a resurgence of roach activity because you have not used a IGR (insect growth regulator). If you are seeing smaller, nymph roaches, then you are dealing with a subsequent generation of roaches. IGR's are chemicals such as hydroprene and methoprene, that disrupt and impede the life cycle of insects in the egg and larvae stage of development. The idea with an IGR is that if an insect cannot reach adulthood, it cannot reproduce. In short, IGR is a form of “birth control” for pests which helps keep the populations of unwanted pests under control by preventing current and future infestations. Gentrol Point Source would be a great option for you! Gentrol Point Source is a special Roach control device that contains hydroprene for 90-day control of roaches. Activating Gentrol Point Source is as simple as squeezing the raised end of the plastic, adhesive-back device. This releases Gentrol IGR onto a filter paper. From there, it moves up to 75 square feet, damaging adult roaches and preventing them from reproducing. Make sure to place these disk up high in the room so that the vapor has the ability to move throughout the room, as the vapor is heavier than air.
04/20/2016 Lindsay from Graysville, Alabama
QWill Bonide Boric Acid Roach Powder kill roaches?
A It is important to understand that Bonide Boric Acid Roach Powder is only going to work on those roaches that actually come into contact with it. The majority of roaches live in cracks, crevices, and wall voids and only come out when absolutely necessary. Bonide Boric Acid Roach Powder has nothing in it to actually attract the roaches so it must be strategically placed into the places where roaches live and it takes several days for the roaches to actually die after they ingest the dust, during which time they can continue to breed. We recommend using a roach bait gel, an insect growth regulator, and an insecticide spray for faster results. Please check out our Roach Control Kits. The kits come with all of the components you need to control a roach infestation quickly.
It is important to understand that Bonide Boric Acid Roach Powder is only going to work on those roaches that actually come into contact with it. The majority of roaches live in cracks, crevices, and wall voids and only come out when absolutely necessary. Bonide Boric Acid Roach Powder has nothing in it to actually attract the roaches so it must be strategically placed into the places where roaches live and it takes several days for the roaches to actually die after they ingest the dust, during which time they can continue to breed. We recommend using a roach bait gel, an insect growth regulator, and an insecticide spray for faster results. Please check out our Roach Control Kits. The kits come with all of the components you need to control a roach infestation quickly.
10/09/2015 David from Bush, La
QCan you make a solution of Bonide Boric Acid Roach Powder and water to spray on the yard for hook worms?