How To Make a Killer Roach and Ant Borax Trap

It's time to tackle those persistent pests once and for all! Today, I'm sharing a roach and ant borax traps recipe that's not only effective but also safe for your home and family.

Let's dive into how this potent concoction of borax and flour works wonders against cockroaches and ants.

Tools and Materials:

  • Borax
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Gloves
  • Small containers (bowls, jar lids)
  • Cotton balls (optional)

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Homemade ant bait

Safety first!

Wear gloves when handling borax, and keep the solution away from pets and children.

Why This Works:

Borax: This naturally occurring compound is lethal to insects but relatively safe for humans and pets when used correctly. It disrupts their digestive system and ultimately leads to their demise.

Flour: Acting as bait, flour attracts ants and roaches to the trap. Once they consume the mixture, the boric acid takes care of the rest.

How to kill cockroaches with flour and borax
How to make a borax and flour solution for ants and roaches

1. Mix the Solution

In a bowl, combine one cup of borax with one cup of flour.

How to use borax and flour to kill pests

Add water gradually until the mixture forms a liquid consistency.

Natural pest control

Give the mixture a good stir.

Homemade roach and ant killer

2. Decant the Traps

Pour the solution into small containers like bowls or jar lids. These will serve as the perfect bait stations for our unwelcome guests.

DIY ant trap using borax and flour at home

3. Place the Roach Ant Borax Traps

Place them strategically around your home—under appliances, in dark corners, and along entry points.

Alternative Trap

For a different approach, soak cotton balls in the solution and place them in areas where traditional traps might not fit. This method is particularly effective for targeting specific areas or for discreet placement.


  • Position the traps in areas frequented by ants and roaches, ensuring they are out of reach of pets and children.
  • Check the traps regularly and replenish the solution as needed.
  • Be patient! It may take some time for the traps to take effect, but rest assured, they'll get the job done.

More Natural Pest Control Ideas

If you’re looking for other ways to deter insects, check out this Apple Cider Vinegar Ants Spray tutorial.

Creating a safe and natural cockroach bait with borax and flour

Flour and Borax Method For Ants and Cockroaches

With this DIY cockroach and ant trap, you can reclaim your home from these persistent pests naturally and effectively.

Give it a try and say goodbye to unwelcome visitors for good! Share your success stories or additional tips in the comments below.

Happy trapping!

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