Tips for Cockroach Control

August 29, 2017 | Posted in: Uncategorized

1. Bay Leaves

Easily available in any grocery store and a common ingredient in kitchens, and a solution for those seemingly permanent roaches, bay leaves are surprisingly effective. Leave a bundle of them near sink holes, corners and crevices where roach nests are likely to be to fend off the pests. You can also place a packet of bay leaves in cupboards to protect books and clothes from the cockroaches.

2. Ammonia Solution

Cockroaches often hide in sinks and drain pipes. Ammonia is a top class house hold roaches home remedy in these situations. Add a cup full of ammonia in a bucket of water and flush it down sinks and toilets to clean out the pipes. The strong pungent smell will ward off the roaches nesting in pipes and sewers.

3. Moth Balls

Moth balls are excellent for warding off all kinds of pests including roaches. Place a few in your cupboard and near specific areas prone to infestation or likely to be the nesting area for roaches. However, they are not good for humans either so it is important to keep them away from children.

4. Mint Oil

Spray mint oil directly at the pests or in sinks and corners of your kitchen and bathrooms where roaches are more likely to settle. They may not work as fast as some other home remedies, but are a natural and non toxic way of keeping your home roaches free over time.

5. Listerine

Listerine not only has antiseptic properties as a mouthwash but can also be used to disinfect your house. Dilute Listerine solution with some water and spray this mixture at nests or pests or around the kitchen and bathrooms to get rid of roaches.

6. Cedar

Cedar can be available in the form of balls, chips or blocks to ward off all kinds of pests including roaches. One of the best roach repellents, cedar is often used to line cupboards and closets to keep these troublesome pets away.

7. Petroleum Jelly Trap

If you are feeling particularly creative, line the rim of a jar with petroleum jelly and leave it overnight with some food in it as a trap. The roaches will climb in for the food but will be trapped in, unable to escape because of the petroleum.

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