Cockroaches can be difficult to eradicate. That’s why there are so many methods and myths about how to rid your home of cockroaches. One home remedy that is often suggested is boric acid. Boric acid is an effective treatment for cockroaches, but it is no substitute for professional pest control services. If you treat the surfaces of your home with boric acid yourself, cockroaches may simply walk around the treated surfaces to get to the other side. They can detect even the smallest mound or layer of boric acid, and they will not walk through it if there is an alternate route.
Professional pest control services sometimes use boric acid, but they have advanced methods that apply a very thin layer to surfaces. This undetectable layer of protection is not noticed by cockroaches, unlike the clumps of boric acid that sometimes happen with over-the-counter applications. That means hiring a pest control services company is still the most effective way of ridding your home of these insects.