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The creepy, crawly creatures that make their way into our homes on a regular basis are an absolute menace. Cockroaches are at the top of this list. They will find any dark, damp location and set up shop when you least expect it. If you have ever come across a cockroach when you are in the bathroom or kitchen, it’s not a pleasant experience.

Luckily, you’ll have the chance to remove these pests from the home. The hack that we are about to provide is cheap and effective. The mixture that you can use is comprised of items that can be found in most homes. Grab an egg and some boric acid when you are ready to get started. Three tablespoons of the acid can be mixed with egg yolk until the mixture takes on a more doughy consistency.

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Take a spoon and make balls out of the mixture. Grab a piece of parchment paper or wax paper and set the balls down. Once this step is complete, give the balls an hour or so to dry. As soon as the balls have hardened, they can be placed in the areas of the home where cockroaches are causing the most problems. Any area that is cool and dark needs to be targeted first.

Actual Roach Balls 1 cup borax 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup chopped onion 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon…

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The roaches are attracted to the balls and it will not take long for them to consume them. As soon as the balls have been eaten, the roaches will start to perish. If you have any small children or pets in your home, you will want to make sure that the balls are placed in areas that are not accessible to them in any way. The toxicity levels are off the charts.

This method may need to be repeated, especially in instances where the females of the group have had the chance to lay their eggs inside of the home. Within a cycle or two, the home should be restored to some form of normalcy. One thing is for sure: this method is definitely cheaper than picking up the phone to call an exterminator.

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