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12 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Cockroaches Permanently


cockroaches are unsanitary and annoying

pests that are unwelcome guests in any

home everybody agree okay but the smelly

and expensive pesticides out there on

the market are just as IMPLAN done safe

so ditch the toxic chemicals and try

these 100% natural ways to keep roaches

out of your house for good one know

where and why infestations start before

you go on the offensive you need to know

where your target is right infestations

usually start in the kitchen especially

in those dark hard to clean spaces

behind in under cabinets and appliances

so make sure you keep your kitchen

thoroughly clean before and after

cooking and that no food is left out on

the counters or spilled in the cabinets

roaches are attracted to garbage meat

cheese sugary foods and grease keep that

stuff out of their reach and they

shouldn't show up in the first place but

in case they do there's always number

two bay leaves cockroaches are repulsed

by the smell you probably already have

bay leaves on hand but if not they're

easily found in any grocery store try

tucking them or leaving a clump in those

hard to clean places this method may

take a lot of bay leaves and patience

but it's a nice natural way to send

roaches packing number three garlic or

cayenne powder on that note there are

plenty of spices with strong odors that

repel roaches you can use garlic or

onion powder and sprinkle it in and

around their favorite hangout spots you

might even mix the two together for a

super pungent repellent number four

lemons cut a lemon in half and squeeze

it directly over your surfaces you can

also mix some lemon juice with a little

water in a spray bottle in order to

target those hard-to-reach areas that

cockroaches love so much the lemon juice

will effectively repel these pests and

your kitchen will smell amazing too

an added bonus is that it's also a

natural disinfectant that's crucial

since roaches carry a host of dangerous

bacteria and viruses number five vinegar

with peppermint oil lots of insects

can't stand these two smells roaches

included just fill a medium-sized spray

bottle with mostly vinegar and add

enough drops of peppermint essential oil

so that you can smell it give it a shake

and get to spraying

target your kitchen and bathroom get the

corners of your floors all the nooks and

crannies and roaches won't come anywhere

near your house number six neem oil this

one keeps away a lot of insects and

pests because it contains a certain

chemical that's poisonous to them it's

found in many sprays and lotions but

pure neem oil will really do the trick

hey you might have to spend a little

extra cash but it's still cheaper than

the exterminator you can mix it with

water in a spray solution or just

sprinkle the powder form where need be

number seven soap solution find a soap

that contains borax so that your

solution packs an even better punch

borax is a natural antiseptic and

cleaner that's used in powdered laundry

detergents and disinfecting hand soaps

mix the soap with a little hot water and

spread it thickly on your kitchen

counters and near any infestation points

cockroaches in similar pests breathe

through the pores of their shells and

skin so when they start crawling around

in this soap the borax will get the job


number eight catnip your kitty might

love it but the same can't be said about

cockroaches put some fresh catnip leaves

in a sachet you know those little sheer

drawstring bags usually used for

steeping tea or other porous bagged set

them around in the same popular Roach

places cabinets corners and whatnot just

remember to change out the leaves when

needed so that your anti roach balls

keep their potency if you grow catnip in

your garden that's even better since

you'll always have an endless supply on

hand now besides all those DIY natural

treatments there are also

cockroach traps that you can make

yourself with ingredients you likely

have in your kitchen right now once

you've put them together place them in

the spots where you think the roaches

are coming from like nice dark places

for them to look for food and water but

instead of a snack and some hydration

they'll find a number one baking soda

and sugar trap take the smallest dish

you can find it can even be the lid to a

gallon of milk or juice and put a mix of

baking soda and sugar in it in a

one-to-one ratio then set another

equally small container full of water

near it

the sweet sugary smell attracts roaches

so they eat the powder mixture once they

take a drink of water it reacts with the

baking soda and well let's just say the

roaches get a bad case of bubble guts

that they don't walk away from keep

checking your trap clean up around it

and replenish it when necessary number

two duct tape trap cut a sizable strip

of duct tape off of the roll maybe about

the length of your forearm put the strip

sticky side up and fold down each end so

that it's easy to pick up and dispose of

later on you'll also need a bait


besides sweet sugary stuff roaches also

love fatty foods so a small hunk of

cheese or a dollop of peanut butter with

some sugar on top will be perfect place

your bait in the middle of the strip the

idea is that the roaches will go after

the bait and get stuck in the duct tape

on the way just don't use a sweet liquid

as your bait this will dissolve the tape

stickiness number three

slippery jar trap grab an empty pickle

jar or one of similar size and make sure

it is completely clean and dry put some

bait in the bottom like that hunk of

cheese sugary peanut butter or even some

pan grease now spread some petroleum

jelly all over the inside of the jar

especially around the inside of the

mouth the cockroaches will climb in to

go after the bait but they won't be able

to climb back up the slippery surface to

escape you can even make it easier for

them to get into like

hovering the outside of your jar with

painters tape feel free to make several

of these traps and place them throughout

your house number for the coffee trap

grab a clean dry glass jar take a small

styrofoam or plastic cup and fill it

with wet coffee grounds the cup should

be small enough to easily fit in the jar

yet sturdy enough to be unaffected by

water place your small cup of wet coffee

grounds down inside the jar fill the

rest of the jar with water stopping a

little below the surface of the bait cup

roaches are drawn to the smell of coffee

too so they'll climb in after the

grounds but won't be able to get out

since they're not the greatest of

swimmers repeat as necessary and your

population of roaches should eventually

be gone and finally you should recognize

when this infestation is beyond your


cockroaches might seem like introverts

hiding in isolated spots and whatnot but

they're actually quite social not just

with you so if you see one or two you

probably have lots more where they came


they're probably got whole colonies in

the walls roof tiles sewage system under

the bathtub and anywhere else dark and

out of reach roaches are also nocturnal

so they do most of their scavenging

while you're asleep if you see them

during the day you likely already have a

major problem if you try any of these

natural remedies over time but it

doesn't seem to make a difference then

it's probably high time to call a

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