When it comes to cockroach control most people will scream "No mercy!" The problem is that some roach pesticides will poison you too! Here are a few non-toxic solutions to get rid of cockroaches. |
If you do not want to use pesticides, the good news is that organic pest control is possible for cockroaches. It is a good idea to proactively do everything possible to limit the opportunities for cockroaches to enter the home in the first place.
Organic pest control is great for use in homes with children and pets, or for those who may be sensitive to toxic pesticides.If you want a natural alternative to commercial products that kill roaches, here are some generally known ways.
Cockroaches are attracted to areas that are dark and damp like under kitchen and bathroom sinks. Be sure to fix dripping faucets or leaky pipes as they are attracted to water. They also like to hide in the corners and backs of cupboards where food crumbs may accumulate. Clear out places that have clutter. Do a thorough cleaning of these areas so that you can eliminate their comfort zones and more successfully get rid of cockroaches.
Use a jar with a little bait of bread soaked in beer, coffee grounds, or water in it. The cockroaches will be attracted to it, fall in and will not be able to come out. To repel cockroaches put either bay leaves, garlic, hedgeapple, or cucumber slices in areas where the roaches settle. You can also soak pieces of cloth in eucalyptus oil and put them in the corners of cupboards.
Until the cockroaches start dieing off you can use a mixture of soap and water in a spray bottle to directly spray them with. This will kill the cockroach quickly.
If you just want to keep the roaches away, but are not too excited about picking up dead, crusty cockroaches then sprinkle dried bay leaves, cucumber slices, or garlic power in corners or behind baseboards. Roaches like rotting food, so these gourmet spices don't appeal to them and might actually send them packing.
A more stringent method of organic pest control for cockroaches is to use a mixture of boric acid, flour and cocoa (in a 1:2:1 ratio) and lightly dust it in corners and along the sides of cupboards. If you have pets or children you may want to just use the dust on the tops of cupboards as this mixture will pose a danger to them.
Hopefully after you've tried these remedies, you will be free and rid of cockroaches. If somehow you still have the infestation, or you would prefer not to go through all the trouble of cleaning and using these methods, then you can always opt for a natural cockroach trap .
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