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How to get rid of roaches?6 min read


The traditional way to eliminate the presence of roaches is using toxic chemicals which kills these insects in no time, but these chemicals are poisonous and may cause certain health problems which may be mild or severe.

However, there are some natural ways to kill roaches, these techniques may need some time, but they well worth the effort.


How to Get Rid Of Roaches Using Home Remedies?

According to many statistics made in 2017, roaches are the top disgusting pests on earth, as they carry and transport many diseases as well as they are associated with a dirty environment. If you don’t wanna use any chemicals in your home to get rid of these creatures, you can try some home remedies which act effectively as natural roach killers.

Using these home remedies can be so helpful, as you will finally be able to turn on your lights without seeing any roach on your floor.

Let’s try these amazing home remedies to kill roaches:

1.A mixture of baking Soda, sugar and glass of water on black background.

Sugar will attract the roaches, while baking soda will kill them.

Baking Soda and sugar constitute one of the simplest and most effective mixtures which are used to kill roaches. Try them and you’ll notice a quick decline in the number of roaches in your home. Just try to see where the roaches are hiding and plant your bait for them to eat.

The mixture combining baking soda and sugar is not toxic at all, but it can kill roaches when it is mixed with the roach’s stomach acid.

Baking soda
A bowl or cup

Prepare equal amounts of baking soda and sugar and mix them in a bowl.

Sprinkle the mixture in the areas where you’ve seen roaches.

Repeat the process for similar days till you kill all the roaches.
Note: Sugar will attract the roaches, while baking soda will kill them.

2. Make your own Fabric Softener Spray

you must make a spray and wait till see the roaches and spray them.

Fabric softener is another effective home remedy to kill roaches, but this remedy won’t work if you just place it on the floor. To do its role, you must make a spray and wait till see the roaches and spray them.

Be careful while preparing a spray bottle of fabric softener and follow these steps:


¾ Natural fabric softener
½ Water
Spray bottle

You have to put the exact amount of fabric softener with that of water together in a spray bottle and mix the mixture very well.

Then shake the spray bottle for two minutes before each usage.

When you see roaches, squirt them fast with the solution, but keep in mind then it would be thick a bit. Squirting the roaches is much easier than stepping on them. When the thick spray gets on the skin of the roach, they will die as they breathe through their skin.


3.Use Lemon Peels or Lemon Juice

One of the top signs of clean houses is the good smell, and what is better than the fresh smell of lemons?

Actually, the smell of lemon is often associated with the clean homes since ever, and lemon is highly used in the popular household cleaners. Moreover, lemon can repel roaches due to its effective anti-pathogenic properties.

Put some lemon juice in a spray, and just spray in hard-to-reach areas where you often see roaches.
Or grind up some lemon peels and place them where roaches are present.

4.Try Placing Some Bay Leaves

Bay leaves are not poisonous to humans

Bay leaves are not used for killing roaches, but for keeping them out of your home as roaches hate the smell of these leaves. So if you wanna repel roaches, bay leaves act as the best natural roach repellent.

The good news about bay leaves is that they are not poisonous to humans, so you don’t have to place them in special locations away from kids and animals.

5. Boric Acid

Boric acid is an effective home remedy which is widely used to kill roaches, but you have to keep in mind that it isn’t safe for consumption, or ingesting, so you have to keep it out of reach of children and pets.
You have to place this acid in places where roaches come in contact with it and die.

Some tips for using boric acid:

  • Only light dusting can do the trick as excessive amounts will be ineffective.
  • Avoid mixing water or other liquids with boric acid as it is not effective when it becomes wet.
  • You have to make the roaches walk through the boric acid powder.

Boric acid is available in a good price in stores or online. In addition of being one of the best killers of roaches, it can also kill ants and a variety of other insects.


Additional Tips
The above home remedies are extremely effective to get rid of roaches, but there are some additional tips to help you get rid of roaches, keep them away from your house and protect your family as well.

So how we can eliminate the risk of roaches?

1. Seal up all the cracks and holes.

Seal the entries into your home to prevent roaches (and other insects as well) from crawling through even the smallest of spaces. A tube of caulk and a caulking gun can be used to seal them up.

2.Make some natural cockroach bait.

Whether you see the roaches or not, make some baits using the natural remedies mentioned above and put these baits in different locations in the house.

3.Fix any water leaks.

Make sure to repair even the tiniest of leaks

Roaches are attracted to water and moisture, so you often see them scurrying under your sink. Make sure to repair even the tiniest of leaks in order to close off their water sources.

4. Clean, clean and clean again.

As our ancestors used to say: “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Roaches are frequently attracted to food residue, particularly grease, so wiping down the counters, sweeping the floors, and never leaving dirty dishes in the sink will keep roaches away.

5.  Keep your home as cool as possible.

At the warm seasons, the number of rouches increase. We know that it is impossible to control the weather,but at least try to keep your home as cool as possible.

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