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Boric Acid Powder

Boric Acid

Humco Boric Acid Powder is a chemical used in many pharmacies to compound special preparations (compounding prescriptions) according to a physician’s orders. As a chemical, it is not labeled with any use of directions for use. The most frequently request simple home remedy is to kill roaches. Here are the instructions:

  • Mix equal parts of Humco Boric Acid Powder with flour or cornmeal
  • Add a small amount of bacon drippings
  • Place in a mayo or similar jar lid
  • Place under the sink, behind the refrigerator, and sprinkle in crevices or along baseboards
  • Be SURE to place or sprinkle where pets will not be able to access
  • If accidently ingested, contact poison control center (800) 222-1222

Available at most Wal-Mart locations and many local pharmacies

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