Nature’s Wisdom Diatomaceous Earth is a great approach to non-toxic roach control. Some people see a roach and immediately grab a can of “bug spray”. But, a quick spray from an aerosol can won’t result in long term control. Ingredients in most aerosol and “bomb” treatments repel roaches. After aerosols are sprayed, roaches avoid those sprayed areas. Using these products can cause the roaches to hide deeper inside walls and be more difficult to control later.
Diatomaceous earth damages the waxy coating of the roach’s body, causing it to shrivel and die. Apply dusts in very thin layers underneath appliances and inside void areas (such as wall voids and voids around cabinets).
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