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post #16 of Old 10-28-2012
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Re: Removing Can Labels for roaches or bugs?

Boric acid is problematic. It does work, by electrostatic and mechanical action to cling to the bugs and then cut holes in their hide so they dry out and die. The problem is that if it gets damp, it doesn't do the static cling anymore. And if it stays dry, the powder can go airborne, get inhaled, do damage in your lungs. So as much as I love simple non-toxic reliable inexpensive ways to kill critters, I use roach baits instead. Works the same way, the critters take the stuff out of the trap and into their nests where they die the same way. Nothing to inhale, nothing to clean up, just change the traps & remove the carcasses as needed. Folks say "it doesn't work I don't see any dead bugs" well, you won't see the dead bugs unless you find the spots where they were nesting, but they'll still be dead.
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