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Natural Cockroach Repellent

In order to effectively exterminate cockroaches and cockroach eggs without spending tons of money on exterminators follow these quick tips below to see some improvements everyday. Not everyone has the money to spend on an exterminator and their monthly contracts, or the time to be there while they spray the entire house in every crack and crevice. These methods are what anyone can do on their own schedule.

One of the easiest and best ways to prevent cockroaches from roaming and laying eggs is to clean the effected areas as best you can. Clean all counter tops with a strong soap and keep the surfaces clean. Vacuum regularly to get all the crumbs and hidden specs of food and dirt off the surfaces. Throw the vacuum bags away in a sealed container (often there are cockroach eggs that are tiny and cannot be seen easily by the human eye).

Cockroaches seem to enjoy high places. I personally saw them more on top of the counters or on top of cabinets rather then the floor. I put boric acid on top of the cabinets (never put boric acid inside where you dishes/glasses are - it can be deadly to humans and animals), around the perimeter and some sprinkled in the middle. Roaches have tenancies to bring boric acid with them back to their nest, which helps to kill the root of the problem.

Another secret product is Diatomaceous Earth. It is a safer alternative then boric acid, and harmless to humans. (I still do not recommend putting this in places where humans or your pets can access) This can be put in troubled areas like boric acid. Some common spots are on the tops of cabinets, behind and/or under appliances etc. Diatomacuous Earth is known to help remove the waxy exoskeleton of the cockroach. Typically, it will take about about two days before the roaches die. However, after this application you should expect to see more activity then normal since they are searching for water.

Catnip is another natural cockroach repellent. The main active ingredient is called Nepetalactone, which is harmless to humans and pets. You can leave small little bags of catnip in high activity areas. I have also heard of people making a form of tea by boiling the catnip in water, and then spraying the baseboards and other areas with it. Do not use this in homes with cats, otherwise you will have other issues on your hands!

The above are some of the natural cockroach repellent methods I have personally used in order to get rid of cockroaches in my apartment. Hopefully you will find some of them useful and use them in your home. I didn't spend a ton of money on these methods, and you shouldn't either.


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