When you have roaches in your home, car or apartment, you will strive to do everything possible to get rid of them. Roaches can be quite frustrating to kill and there is just nothing you won’t do to make sure they are completely gone. But it’s different when you have pets too in the house. The dynamic changes because now you have to consider their safety when choosing a roach killer.
So what is the best pet safe roach killer? To begin with, you have to know that the ones you buy at stores all have chemicals that could easily harm your pets when ingested. If you really have to buy these products, we recommend purchasing the ones with very low toxicity levels.
For instance, gel baits have low toxic levels of Indoxicarb, an active ingredient that kills roaches. This doesn’t mean that when pets come in contact with the bait they are safe. Far from it. They will have a reaction after ingesting, but it’s not as severe as the reaction they would get after ingesting other chemicals found in the rest of the roach killers.
We all love our pets deeply and you don’t want to subject them to any kind of pain, especially if you can avoid it. And this is the reason why we will go for natural techniques to kill roaches and leave the chemical killers alone
Organic roach killer sprays
You will get these sprays at your local stores and will love the fact that they do not contain any harmful chemicals that could harm your pets. They are effective roach killers and a better alternative to regular roach sprays in the market.
They do not produce any fumes, neither do they leave any residue after use which makes them safe for the environment as well. The best part? They kill roaches by contact and despite this not being a very effective method, you can rest assured that all the roaches you target will die.
Alternatively, you can also look out for natural killer sprays since they are composed of natural ingredients which are non-toxic and quite safe for your pets.
Sometimes we want to stay away from store products and use what we have in our homes. It’s cheaper, faster and not toxic at all.
Baking soda and sugar
This is one of those extremely simple but effective roach killer treatments. You use the sugar to attract the roaches to the bait and once they ingest the solution, the baking soda will disrupt their digestive system which leads to automatic death.
Other sugar solutions you could use include mixing with borax or baking powder.
Did you know that you can use this to kill roaches? You will only need to fill up a jar with fruit juices, coffee or tea and smear some jelly on the container. Roaches will definitely be attracted by the food and once they climb into the jar, they are trapped by the jelly and can’t come out.
You can only use this method when you don’t have a high traffic of roaches because it gets very hectic emptying the jar every day.
These are just but a few methods you can use in your home that will not harm your pets. There are tons of other natural methods out there ranging from diatomaceous earth(food grade) to fabric softeners.
As long as it doesn’t contain harmful ingredients, it’s safe for your pets.
Can roaches completely vanish?
It is an absolute no because once you are done with spraying or laying the traps, you get rid of the roaches but that is temporary. After a few months, you start to witness the rise in their population. Confusing, right? Let us tell you that they have their breeding colonies which they build deep inside the wall slits or floor cracking of your houses, so it is impossible for you to find those hideouts and destroy them altogether.
In this case, you can’t use highly toxic chemicals with the pets in your house. That is where you need something both effective and safe. So you can destroy their nests and do not leave any traces behind. The ingredient that you should be using is:
- Harris Boric Acid
This comes in a 16-ounce bottle and can lay a perfect trap for the roaches as it has ingredients that can easily lure the roaches. It can also harm many other insects.
- Harris Liquid Spray
It comes in a large container having 1-gallon of liquid which is enough for the year-long usage. You need to read all the spraying instructions or you might be wasting your efforts, if you don’t see roaches coming out of their hideouts, don’t worry if one of them gets infected it is going to transfer the disease to the whole population.
- EcoSmart Home pest control
EcoSmart is a really smart spray which only chases its target and leaves the rest of the things that comes in its way. It works that smartly, not harming your pets and keeping the environment safe and not too smelly around because it is made up of natural ingredients like peppermint oil and clove oil.
- EcoDefense Organic Home Roach Control Spray
It contains almost 100% natural and organic ingredients that are safe for infants and also for the pets that move around in your house. It is also harmful to other insects and comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee (even safe for your pocket).
By now you have gained enough knowledge to make the right choice for yourself right?
You are inclined to be extra careful with the selection of these delicate things because your slight mistake can do a lot of damage to your household or your dear pets, which you certainly don’t want to happen.
This research is intended to make you wise with the selection of sprays that are friendly to you and your pets. Happy Spraying and get rid of the roaches!