If you have a cockroach infestation, and you feel getting a pest control agent is impossible maybe due to location or you feel getting pest control is rather expensive, then these methods will guide you through getting rid of cockroaches permanently.
Homemade Remedies That Will Exterminate Them
Homemade remedies are easy and cheap to get, there are a lot of things in the kitchen that can get rid of roaches when mixed. Below are some of the items in your home that can help you ward of cockroaches.
Baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
Who would have thought a mixture of baking soda with sugar will help you eradicate cockroaches from your home?
In this mixture, baking soda does all the work. Sugar just help you hoax them into eating the baking soda. Although baking soda is not poisonous, it reacts with the acid in the stomach of the cockroach causing it to die soon after. With this method, you will notice a decline in the population on cockroaches in a short time. For best result, the mixture should be sprinkled very close to their hiding place.
Unlike bicarbonate of soda, boric acid is poisonous to the cockroaches, to your pet and also to you. It can be gotten from any chemical shops and can also be bought online. Continuous unguided exposure to boric acid could make you fall ill. So, ensure that you use caution when applying it and store in a place that cannot be accessed by children and pet. It is recognized as one of the most powerful pest killing substance in the market.
Sprinkle a little bit of it on the floor because it is inactive when wet. In other words, the excess applied would waste. Once a cockroach gets in contact with it, it will meet its demise.
Cockroaches have a soft spot for coffee which makes it an excellent substance for setting a trap.
So how do I make this trap!!!
Get a halved container of water, pour a decent amount of coffee into it, rub petroleum jelly on the body of the container to makes it impossible for them to climb out and that’s about all you need to do to make a trap. Now what you need to do is to strategically place the jar at places where cockroaches are frequently seen. Every morning, remove the dead cockroaches and leave the trap until cockroaches are no longer seen in it.
Substances That Will Keep Them Away From Your House
If you are not into John wick’s kind of revenge, you prefer to chase them out of your home then these substances will do the job for you.
Lemon peels or lemon juice
The juice of lemon has a reputation for removing stains from your fabric. But do you know that citrus acid could also keep cockroaches and other pests away from your home? I guess this explains why you have never seen an ant on orange.
Using a lemon based product for your cleaning will go a long way in keeping cockroaches away from your home.
Bay leaf is a spice used for cooking. This means it can be bought from shops where you get your cooking spice. The fact that the smell of bay leaf tends to irritate cockroaches makes bay leaf our favorite plant. To apply it, you would have to grind it into powder, then sprinkle it in your home and in a short time all cockroaches will be a thing of the past.
However, if you find roaches in your home after applying the above recipes, it is advisable to call your local roach exterminator near you.