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Old 12-22-2012, 06:25 PM   #16
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The consensus here, I am generally in agreement. Diatamaceous earth is FAR better than any boric acid. Use it with a bulb duster LIGHTLY. It works by abrading the exoskeleton of insects causing dehydration...a dessicant that will be transferred to others in the colony. Boric acid is toxic to humans, animals and fish so it is generally not recommended for use around children or pets. DE is inert.
This is an example of what I mean by my below "signature".....

Why is DE FAR safer than boric? Also, just cuz something is "inert" doesnt make it non haz. Remember asbestos?? That too is "inert". See what I mean?

DE is dangerous as he++ if not used with proper safety breathing aparatus. It is extremely sharp crystalline silica (kinda like tiny glass shards), and breathing this into your lungs is asking for big trouble.

Boric toxic? Why? It is in every plant cell wall. Plants cant live without it, and we eat boron every day (unless ones diet is french fries, coka cola, potato chips, donuts, and ring dings). We breathe is every time we wash our clothes with TWENTY MULE TEAM BORAX. bORIC IS NOT WHAT iD CALL TOXIC.

I use DE. Be careful.

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If all else fails....go natural.....

Stand in the room with the lights out...don't move....after a short time...turn on the lights....if you see one...smack with a new paper....turn off the lights....repeat as necessary.....

When done....flush the smashed buggers.....put the newspaper in the recycling bin....no chemicals used.
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:21 PM   #18
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If all else fails....go natural.....

Stand in the room with the lights out...don't move....after a short time...turn on the lights....if you see one...smack with a new paper....turn off the lights....repeat as necessary.....

When done....flush the smashed buggers.....put the newspaper in the recycling bin....no chemicals used.
Newspaper is made out of cellulose polymer and ink.
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Newspaper is made out of cellulose polymer and ink.
The cellulose comes from trees....inks, most common source is Carbon...with the most common carrier being soybean oil.....

And salt is made of Sodium and Cloride NaCl.......kind of hard to remove all chemicals from your life.......

Better watch how much Dihydrogen Monoxide you drink in your water...
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Everyone please be careful..... living causes death. It's a proven fact!!!!!!
Diatomaceous earth is simply one celled animals from the ocean that has been used for many years as the main ingredient in Comet and Ajax cleansers.... Contrary to old Cheech and Chong movies, you don't want to snort either of those.

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T.......kind of hard to remove all chemicals from your life.......
Right- My old physics prof in college said once, whilst smoking his pipe, wearing a full beard, "if the world blew up tomorrow, thered be nothing left but physics and chemistry".......
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. living causes death.
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How does the phrase go?

Only two things in life are guaranteed, Taxes and Death....
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You should spray the chemicals available easily in the market. they are not much expensive but they are effective enough.
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Chemicals can be safe if used appropriately. The risk of doing DIY pest control is that many people don't apply the chemicals correctly or use too much of the product.

Keeping your family safe and roach free is something worth hiring a professional to do.
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Hey guys, here's a question... Define what you mean by small roaches, because size has very little to do with what type of pesticide you decide to use in ..... Case in point, Some cockroach breeds are more susceptible to insecticidal dust while others can be eliminated by using baited traps or aerosol sprays.

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You need a cocroach killer spray and spray directly on them with great concentration so that they will die on the spot with its reaction. And also spray on that plce where you see them.


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