As the mercury increases over the next few months, so do your chances of a cockroach infestation.
If you’ve ever had a cockroach infestation, you know how difficult they can be to get rid of.
We’ve uncovered some helpful tips to prevent cockroaches from entering your home and keep them away for good. Our natural method may be the key.
How to Naturally Remove Cockroaches
Be prepared; removing cockroaches from your home can take a little bit of time so be patient.
While there are many insecticides on the market that could do an effective enough job, you need to apply it several times and that many toxins in your home could be harmful to your health. Baits may also be harmful if consumed by children or your pets.
A natural option is a much healthier alternative.
Here’s what to do.
Combine equal amounts of Bi-Carb Soda and icing sugar and sprinkle it at entry points or any areas where you’ve spotted cockroaches.
Roaches are attracted to the sugar sweetness, and the Bi-Carb will kill the roaches.
Use Borax if you want something more potent. You will only need a tablespoon or so per half a cup of sugar. Keep it away from pets or young children as it may be harmful if consumed.
A useful piece of information – roaches actually eat their dead! This is helpful to you though. Cockroaches will eat poisoned cockroaches, making your job a little easier.
How to Stop Cockroaches from Coming into Your Home
Keeping ‘cockies’ out of your home can be done in a natural way. This is what to do.
Pay attention to your kitchen and your bathroom, keeping these areas as tidy and hygienic as possible.
Keep temperatures cool to avoid humidity building – cockroaches love moisture
Seal any cracks where the pests may enter.
Use your favourite essential oil as a roach deterrent. You just need 10 drops or so with some water in a glass spray bottle. Make sure you spray where you’ve seen roaches as well as at any entry points.
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