(Closed) how to kill roaches and ants in Mexico apartment…

posted 4 years ago in Home
Post # 2
8681 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

chica95110:  The boric acid/sugar mix does work for ants. Not sure about cockroaches as I have never had them and are not common in my area. The trick is you want to attract them so that they eat the poison.

Another good tip is that ants wont cross talcum powder. I use that to keep them out as it is safe for animals.

Unfotunately if you live in a complex unless everyone else in the complex takes preventative precautions (like keeping a clen apartment, locking away all food in air tight containers) then chances are you will keep getting them in your apartment.


Post # 3
6221 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I killed the roaches in my apartment building by just sprinkling some boric acid powder by the wall. You want to attract the bugs because they will bring the food back to their nest and kill the whole colony

Post # 5
6221 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

chica95110:  You don’t have to put sugar in it if you don’t want to! I just put some on the floor where they were entering the apartment and in about a week thet stopped coming. 

Maybe you could try putting sugar in it by the dumpster and no sugar inside your apartment.

Post # 6
2156 posts
Buzzing bee

chica95110:  We live in an area where roaches are pretty common, too. Our neighbor’s house is infested with them (she is a very elderly woman). We were paranoid about getting roaches when we first moved in, but thanks to our hard work (and maybe some luck), we haven’t gotten them.

We make sure we never leave dirty dishes in the sink over night. We vacuum and sweep regularly. Fiance sprays a pesticide around our house as well. 

I’ve read that with boric acid to work, you want to put a very very thin layer. Like, you almost want to “puff” the powder out of the container and onto whatever surface you’re applying it too. If you put a thick layer, the roaches will avoid it and therefore won’t carry any back to the nest. You want them to walk through it so it attaches to their bodies and when they clean themselves, they ingest the powder.

Good luck!

Post # 8
197 posts
Blushing bee

It is so funny you started this thread. About an hour ago I was thinking of posting something similar! I have recently moved to far northern Australia where it is very humid. Ants are not so much of a problem for us but we *constantly* have roaches, no matter how clean we are. We are very careful about keeping all our food in sealed containers, never leaving dishes in the sink etc but the other day I found one by our toothbrushes!! Ugh 🙁


Does anyone know if it is safe to use this boric acid if you have pets? We have an inside bunny. Where could you get some btw?


Thanks Bees 🙂 (And nice timing Chica!)

Post # 9
7387 posts
Busy Beekeeper

yup boric and sugar works wonders. my mom did that in childhood, works like a charm.

Post # 10
280 posts
Helper bee

chica95110:  You have to be carefull with that though. If someone else’s pets or children touch or eat it, you could kill them.

Post # 11
629 posts
Busy bee

Couldn’t the complex hire an exterminator? 

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