Boric Acid (roach killer) safe to use in my cupboard?
June 23, 2006 6:49 AM Subscribe
I'm Using Boric Acid for a cockroach problem - is it safe to put it in my cupboard next to plates and cups?
posted by bingwah to Health & Fitness (18 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I don't have a huge roach problem but enough to make it a nuisance and me and my wife are pretty disgusted by them. I usually see about 1 or 2 a week in the kitchen only.
I've read this thread:
http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/15936 and I'm using three different roach "killers". I layed down boric acid, Combat roach Gel and have put out Raid Roach traps. I don't know how long this stuff is supposed to take to work but it's been almost a month and we're still seeing them.
I purposely avoided my cupboards because I didn't want toxins near my plates and cups. Today however I saw a roach in my cupboard.
Is it really bad to put down boric acid in my cupboard? Obviously I'd wash any plates or cups before using.