Bonide Boric Acid Roach Powder - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Hp from Chicago, Il
    04/18/2013
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    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.
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    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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  • Asked by Lauren from Beaufort, Sc
    05/09/2013
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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
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    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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  • Asked by Shannon from Dallas, Tx
    08/31/2013
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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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  • Asked by Bob from Chapin, Sc
    12/12/2014
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    How long does one application work? It seems that the buggers are coming back again after one month.
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    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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  • Asked by Donna from Laplace
    06/16/2017
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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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  • Asked by Lindsay from Graysville, Alabama
    04/20/2016
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    Will Bonide Boric Acid Roach Powder kill roaches?
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    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.

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  • Asked by George from In
    05/16/2018
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    Can Bonide Boric Acid Roach Powder be used in a garden around new bean and potato plants?
    I had a bottle that is a yr. or 2 old. I used it around newly emerged potato and bean plants. My wife said I should not do it. Did I make a mistake and what should I do if so.
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    Bonide Boric Acid Roach Powder should not be applied around any edible vegetation. We do not recommend consuming any of the vegetables that were treated. 

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  • Asked by David from Bush, La
    10/09/2015
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    Can you make a solution of Bonide Boric Acid Roach Powder and water to spray on the yard for hook worms?
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    Bonide Boric Acid Roach Powder is not intended to be mixed with water and is not labeled for hookworms. We do sell products to control hookworms in dogs which you can browse here.

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