Boric Acid and Cockroaches

Boric acid has long been accepted as a weapon against cockroach infestations in homes. It may be formulated in a bait or as a residual that cockroaches walk through. When a cockroach walks through a treated area, boric acid powder adheres to the insect’s legs and body. Upon grooming itself, the cockroach ingests the boric acid dust.

Boric acid has to be applied properly in order to be effective. The cockroaches are required to come into contact with or consume the boric acid. Due to limitations in placement and ability of cockroaches to thrive in hard-to-reach places, this often isn’t an effective solution. Misapplication of boric acid also can leave unsightly messes. For a cleaner, more efficient extermination plan, contact your local pest control experts.