Bonide Boric Acid Roach Powder

4.5 out of 5 stars 10 Reviews | 8 Q&A

Bonide Boric Acid Roach Powder
Bonide Boric Acid Roach Powder
Bonide Boric Acid Roach Powder

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Average Rating

4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.6

10 Reviews | 8 Q&A

Product Overview

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.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient: Boric acid 98%
Target pests: 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, if used as directed on Label
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
Manufacturer: Bonide (Mfg. Number: 123)
UPC: 037321001232
EPA Registration: 4-460

Details

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.

  1. Shake bottle, lift spout, squeeze bottle to spray 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.
  2. Tap a line of powder in every drawer, around sides and backs of all cabinets and storage shelves. In cracks and crevices behind sinks and toilets. Also treat behind all office furniture and particularly in file drawers. One pound normally treats an average home of 2,000 square feet. New construction treatment in walls requires one pound for every 500 square feet.

For best results, Bonide Boric Acid Roach Powder should be used in every room of a building and applied in every place indicated.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    First Application

    By Marvallous 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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    33 of 34 people found this review helpful

  • 4 of 5 Stars

    boric acid

    By Anonymous 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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    25 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    BoricAcid Lifesaver!!

    By Barb on 11/22/2012

    Verified Purchase

    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!!!!!

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    16 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Bonide Boric Acid Roach

    By Anonymous on 08/13/2013

    Verified Purchase

    Worked great so far. Have recommended it to my neighbors.

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    16 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Bonide Boric Acid

    By Youlanda on 06/01/2016

    Excellent product !!!!

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    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Questions & Answers

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Q
How 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.

A
Boric acid dust can be vacuumed up and areas can be cleaned with soap and water to remove traces of the product.

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Is 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

A
Bonide 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.

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Can 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?

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Yes 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.

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Q
How long does one application work? It seems that the buggers are coming back again after one month.
A
An 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.

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Is Bonide Boric Acid Roach Powder mixed with water?
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Bonide Boric Acid Roach Powder is not mixed with water. It is applied dry to voids and cracks and crevices.

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