Cockroaches are a common problem, they're not only unhygienic but the chemicals used to kill them also pollute our homes. A cockroach infestation at home is unsanitary and puts an embarrassing question mark on your cleanliness, not to mention all the expensive roach killers that do more damage than good!
Use these DIY/natural methods to deal with the problem head on and spare yourself from exposure to noxious chemicals and the embarrassment too!
Mix of Sugar and Baking Soda
This DIY method uses readily available kitchen ingredients. Take equal parts of baking soda and sugar and sprinkle the mix near cockroach infested areas. The sugar is used to attract the cockroaches and once they feed on this they die as the baking soda reacts with their stomach acid.
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Bay leaves are commonly used ingredient in Indian cuisine which is used for fragrance and added flavor. Just place ground bay leaf powder near cockroach infested areas and its smell will make roaches quit your home for good!
Bay leaves are a powerful roach killer in powdered formImage - Greenleafpestcontrol.com
Boric Acid Bait
Boric Acid Bait is prepared using regular ingredients such as sugar and white flour with boric acid. Mix one part of each of these ingredients to form a dough. Place small balls of this dough around the house and wait. Use this bait for at least 2 weeks to ensure that all cockroaches are dead. Ensure that the dough is placed in areas which are not accessible to pets or children.
Bait dough made using boric acid, sugar and white flour Image - Farthestoceans.wordpress.com
Petroleum Jelly Trap
This is one of the easiest and handiest traps to set, all you need is a wide mouthed jam bottle and some petroleum jelly to be applied to the inner rim of the jar. The bait inside this jar would include peels of banana, apple or mango that will attract the roaches into the jar. Keep this trap in areas that are frequented by roaches. The fragrance of fruit peels will attract them and the petroleum jelly will hinder them from climbing back out again, keeping them trapped inside.
Just flush down the contents of the jar the next morning.
Petroleum jelly trap locks in cockroachesImage - Pinterest.com
Neem has a special place in Indian homes for its multiple benefits. Neem oil mixed in equal quantity with water is also a natural roach killer! Just pour this mixture into a spray bottle and spray around cockroach infested areas to get rid of not only roaches but also other pests like flies, mosquitoes ants etc.
Neem oil is one of the oldest methods of killing cockroaches at homeImage -Greenmylife.in
Using these remedies alone will not solve the problem of these parasites that feed inside your home. You need to ensure proper measures to prevent any kind of re-infestation. Make sure that you use these methods, alone or as a combination, regularly, so that you never have to deal with the problem of cockroaches every again!
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