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    Default Homemade Roach Killer(s)

    make a solution of 1 cup borax...1 cup powdered sugar and 1 gal water.....wipe on all your inside cabinets...dont rinse.....gets rid of the roaches


    Some say to put bay leaves all over your house Make pretty little bundles of leaves and tide them with ribbon so that one could leave them out like on the kitchen counter. change them about every 6 months.


    this 'recipe'is from Dear Abby and it worked great.

    8 ounces of boric acid (drug dept. of any store)
    1 small onion chopped
    1/2 cup flour
    1/4 cup sugar
    milk

    Pour boric acid, onion, flour and sugar into a bowl.
    Add milk slowly till mixture is just thick enough to make small balls with.
    Shape out as many balls as possible.
    Place these balls in hidden places all over your house.
    Be sure that they are hidden, if kids or pets get them and try to eat them they will make you sick.
    The balls last about 6 months.
    You should see a big difference withing 2 or 3 days.


    I lived in Hawaii for 3 1/2 years. When I first moved there I found roaches and tiny scorpions. A neighbor told me to mop my floors and wipe countertops and cabinet with Pine Sol at least once a week. It works. Apparently the roaches don't like the smell. You must use Pine Sol. I'm not sure if some off brand would work the same.


    This is a great non-toxic solution ( and it really does work) that will send those pesky roaches packing.
    Mix 20 drops of citronella oil,
    10 drops of peppermint oil and
    10 drops of lavender oil.
    Place into a spray bottle with 2 tablespoons of vodka, shake the bottle and top up with 100ml of water.
    Use as a surface spray, but remember to keep it out of reach of the kids.
    Use the real essential oils, not cheap imitation ones.

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    Which one of these would you recommend?

    Beth

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    Well, I don't like the smell of Pine Sol so that ones out! lol. I would go for the essential oils. of course the more frugal way is the borax, powdered sugar and water one. I do know that they all work I've used them in the past in different places we've lived.

    Oh I been meaning to tell you my Dad lives in Wichita Falls, Tx.

    Good Luck and let us know how it does for you.

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    Thank you! I pay Nozzle Nolen to come every month and still find Roaches

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    Is your father former military? We are, that is why we are here. I am enjoying it except the roaches and will try the borax.

    Thanks

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    Yes he was Marines. He actually was raised in that town, I love the are that has the Red Bricks for the road. Is it still there? My Grandmother use to live on one of those streets.

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    yes, in some parts of town, it is still there. The one part of town also has the old trolley tracks.

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    I don't know how I missed this thread. I live 25 miles from Wichita Falls and actually grew up there, I still work there at one of the hospitals. Ellise, do you come and visit your Dad often?

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    katybird, Where do you live?

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    Beth, I live in Byers. It is on Highway 79. It is great to see a fellow Villager so close. .

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    I haven't been to Texas in quite some time, but am planning a trip there soon!! My Mother lives in Houston (well just outside of Houston). I bet it's been 9 years or better since I've been to Wichita Falls! I guess when we come in we'll have to set a time & place so we can get together!

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    Sounds great)

    It is nice to know someone when your new to an area.

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