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Here Is How To Use Baking Soda To Get Rid Of Cockroaches

Cockroaches are one of the most dreaded pests that can invade your home. They are not only unsightly but also can carry diseases and allergens. Many people resort to using pesticides and other harmful chemicals to get rid of them, but these can be dangerous for both humans and pets.According to Healthline, baking soda, on the other hand, is a safe and effective way to get rid of cockroaches. Here's how to use it.

First, identify where the cockroaches are coming from. Check for cracks and crevices in your walls, floors, and ceilings. Look for any food sources that might be attracting them, such as crumbs, spills, or garbage. Once you have identified the source, it's time to start using baking soda.

Step 1: Clean the Area

Before you use baking soda, make sure the area is clean. Sweep up any crumbs or spills and wipe down surfaces with soap and water. This will help eliminate any food sources that are attracting the cockroaches.

Step 2: Create a Baking Soda Mixture

Mix equal parts of baking soda and sugar in a small bowl. The sugar will attract the cockroaches, while the baking soda will kill them. You can also add a few drops of water to create a paste-like consistency.

Step 3: Place the Mixture in Strategic Locations

Place the mixture in strategic locations where you have seen cockroaches. Focus on areas where they are likely to travel, such as near walls, under sinks, and behind appliances. Make sure the mixture is out of reach of pets and children.

Step 4: Wait and Watch

Now, it's time to wait and watch. Cockroaches will be attracted to the sugar in the mixture and eat it. Once they ingest the baking soda, it will react with the acid in their stomachs, causing them to die.

Step 5: Clean Up

After a few days, check the mixture to see if any cockroaches have been caught. If there are dead cockroaches, use gloves to dispose of them in a sealed plastic bag. Clean up the area thoroughly to remove any remaining mixture.

Repeat this process as needed until you no longer see any signs of cockroaches in your home. Baking soda is an effective and safe way to get rid of cockroaches without using harmful chemicals. It may take some time and patience, but it's worth it to have a pest-free home

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