It is easy to call an exterminator to get rid of dirty pests such as the cockroach. The problem is that exterminators use harsh chemicals in your home to kill the cockroaches. These chemicals can be harmful to your children and your household pets. There is no need for these chemicals because there are some proven all natural ways to get rid of cockroaches. When you choose the all natural route you can be sure that your family is going to stay safe and that your pests are going to be long gone.
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Things you need
- Bay leaves
- Baking soda
- Diatomaceous earth
Smash up some bay leaves in a bowl. Cockroaches hate the smell of bay leaves. Sprinkle the bay leaves in the corners of your home where you have seen the cockroaches. It is helpful to do this is the kitchen and in the corners of the kitchen cabinets. If you are looking for a way to get rid of cockroaches without killing them, this is it.
Use Borax. Borax is a natural ingredient often used to make homemade washing powder. The Borax should be sprinkled around the house in spots where cockroaches have been spotted. The cockroach only has to brush up against the Borax. The Borax is actually rough enough to hurt the cockroaches outer shell. This will cause the cockroach to get dehydrated and die. the cockroach can't stay hydrated when it's shell is damaged.
Sprinkle catnip around the house. It has the same effect as the Bay leaves. Roaches hate the smell and will stay far away from any area that has the catnip in it.
Make a baking soda and sugar mixture. To make a batch just add one cup of baking soda to one cup of sugar. Mix completely and sprinkle around the house. Roaches will be attracted to the sugar and will start to eat it. The baking soda will give the roaches gas and will mess up their insides. This will eventually lead to their death.
Sprinkle Diatomaceous earth around the house. You can use this inside and outside. It is all natural and has pieces of fossils in it. It works the same way as the Borax. It cuts the shell of the cockroach which causes the cockroach to not be able to retain water. The cockroach then dies of dehydration.
Tips and warnings
- Make sure you keep your house as clean as you possibly can. This will deter some cockroaches from coming in the first place.