How to eliminate cockroaches and ants with the toothpaste trick

By Lilia

The presence of cockroaches and ants in the home can be extremely unpleasant and worrying for many people.

These insects, attracted to dark, warm corners with access to food, such as the kitchen and pantry, can become a real nuisance. Fortunately, there are several home methods to control this situation effectively and economically.

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One of these home remedies, which has gained popularity for its simplicity and effectiveness, is the use of a simple toothpaste mixture.


To prepare this mixture you will need:

  • 3 spoonfuls of sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of flour
  • 3 tablespoons of toothpaste
  • 3 tablespoons of water


  1. In a container, combine all the ingredients until you obtain a homogeneous and easy-to-handle dough.
  2. Divide the dough into small portions and form balls the size of a walnut.
  3. Place the balls in strategic places in your home where you usually see cockroaches or ants. These insects, attracted by the sweet aroma of sugar, will be tempted to eat the balls.
  4. Repeat this process two or three times a week to maintain the effectiveness of the treatment and control the insect population.