By Rosie Preston
About the same time every year, our house is invaded by huge roaches. I’ve often heard them called tree roaches, and I do wish they would stay in their trees. I’m curious to know just where these creatures crawl through to gain access to our home. I may never find out, but I do know of a child/animal friendly poison to kill those little buggers.
When I see them everywhere on my walls and ceilings, I wonder if they are crawling in my bed as well. If they are, I’m too deep of a sleep to notice. I suppose this could be considered a Halloween nightmare.
The last time my great-grandchild spent the night, I was concerned when she started to scream. It turned out that a huge roach was on the wall about 10 feet away from her. Of course, by the time I found something to kill the bug, it was nowhere to be seen. I was as just as afraid as she was. I do have a poison that works, but it makes somewhat of a mess. But I’ll take a mess any day over a bug invasion.
I know that I cannot be the only person who deals with these creatures, so I’ve provided the recipe for a natural poison that puts the kibosh those annoying roaches. Mix together in a large container two cups flour, two cups sugar and two cups baking soda. Sprinkle around the house where the roaches are likely coming inside. Sprinkle around the perimeter of house, especially around the baseboards and under furniture where roaches may hide. Also sprinkle on outside porches.
The sugar attracts the bugs, the flour holds it all together and baking soda makes the bugs explode. It is working for me so far.
Earlier this week, I saw a roach on my bedroom dresser. I was not about to take any chances, so I made a whole new batch of repellent. It looks like my bedroom has snow all over the floor.
I’m going to buy some liquid spray from a local chemical shop.
Maybe both treatments will get the bugs that hide behind appliances and other places that the powder cannot reach.
At any rate, the double dose should allow me to sleep the next time one of the “greats” spends the night at the house formerly known as the Roach Motel.
Keep smiling, Rosie
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