I thought I would share a frugal and safe, natural home remedy for getting rid of German Roaches. No one wants roaches, no one wants to say they have roaches. But, from time to time we may have to deal with this issue.
A few years back we had a MAJOR infestation of German Roaches for a few years. First of all, we had no idea where they came from and they spread so quickly. We had a regular exterminator that came out on scheduled visits, so I was surprised to see anything. He asked me if there was anything new in the house, I said no, and then I remembered a family member had asked us to store a stove for them in our garage. Well, there was the culprit.
He told us that German roaches in particular like the taste of electricity – it tastes sweet. So, that’s why you see them in electronic stores and pawn shops, according to him.
Well, I paid him a lot of money and he was never able to get rid of them, I paid another exterminator even more money to get rid of them. Nothing worked, I paid a lot of money for bombs and set them off repeatedly in every part of the house including the attic – nothing worked! I even searched the local flea market for some sort of chalk that was supposed to kill them when they crossed it, I marked up everything in the house, but it didn’t work either. We moved and they followed… It was terrible.
Get Rid Of German Roaches Naturally!
So, one day I happened upon a “recipe” that promised to rid us of them, so I thought why not – I have tried everything! So, I mixed up Peanut Butter, Sugar, and Baking Soda in a large bowl – cause I needed a lot! I the placed a teaspoon in several plastic baggies and placed them opened in drawers and cabinets all over the house. In less than 1 week they were gone! I mean not a one! I left the big bowl full of the leftover concoction out overnight, too. I was shocked to say the least! We had spent over a thousand dollars and more than a year battling these things and all the while the answer was in my pantry!
From my understanding the peanut butter and sugar draw them and the baking soda kills them. You can make the same mixture with honey instead of sugar and with boric acid instead of baking soda, if you like. The Dollar Stores sell a large bottle of powdered Boric Acid for just $1. I use that outside around doors and windows to keep them out.
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 cup baking soda or you can use boric acid
1 cup sugar or you can use honey
enough water to make a thick paste
Mix all ingredients together
I hope it works as well for you as it did for us. Let us know!