a product can kill a cockroach, it is probably not healthy for humans either.
Many pesticides are extremely harmful to the human nervous system, which is why
safer, non-toxic remedies are a wise choice.
Boric Acid is a white powder that is mined from the Mojave Desert in
California. It is nature's proven,
long-term treatment for eliminating a variety of insects such as roaches,
termites, fire ants, palmetto bugs, ticks, bedbugs, fleas, boxelder bugs,
carpet beetles, centipedes, crickets, earwigs, grasshoppers, millipedes,
scorpions, slugs’ water bugs, and many other creepy crawly insects.
Acid is the "secret ingredient" in so many commercial treatments for
insect control. While in its non-diluted
form, Boric Acid is odorless and non-staining.
This solution has many interesting and useful characteristics, as
well. A few of these benefits include
use as an insecticide AND a preservative. This simple, inexpensive household
chemical is deadly to all insects. It has been shown to attack their nervous
systems, as well as being capable of drying their bodies. In combination with certain chemical solvents
(such as propylene glycol), it may migrate slightly into such objects as wood
and concrete, providing some degree of lasting protection.
developments of similar products are Bora-Care and Boric Acid type insecticides
& products. The Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) has classified propylene glycol as an additive that is
“generally recognized as safe” for use in food. It is used to absorb extra
water and maintain moisture in certain medicines, cosmetics, or food products.
It is a solvent for food colors and flavors and is best known as auto
anti-freeze. As a general household
insecticide it is safe enough to use around children, and has been used in
ointments and salves for diaper rash on babies. It is also used, in a very
dilute solution, as eyewash.