How to Get Rid of Cockroaches

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No one wants to have cockroaches around their home. They are nasty pests that can infest your home quickly if not taken care of properly. Try out some of these home remedies in order to keep them away from your home.

Bay Leaves

You might already have this herb in your kitchen cabinet and they can be very effective when getting rid of cockroaches. They hate the smell of them so if you place them at entry points that you think the cockroaches are coming into they will not try to cross them. You can even grind them up to make a powder and sprinkle it in different places.

Lemons

Many bugs hate citrus smells and cockroaches are no different. You can use lemon juice and put it in dishes in order to ward off those pests. You can also take lemon peels and place them around your home where you might think the cockroaches are hiding. The cockroach will not want to get near the smell so it is best to keep them near the entry points of your house so they can never get in.

Coffee

Cockroaches love the smell and taste of coffee. This can be an advantage for you since you probably have some in your home. You can get a mug and place petroleum jelly in the bottom of it then fill it will water. Then place coffee grounds in it and mix it up. This will attract the cockroaches to come near it and the jelly will hold them under the water long enough to kill them. You should repeat this process until you think all the cockroaches are gone from your home and dump out the cup every morning to see if there are any in it.

Essential Oils

These oils can be a big help in keeping pests away. Mint and tea tree oil are great at repelling cockroaches from your home. You can add about 15 drops of each to a bottle with some water so you can create a mixture to spray. Spray this mixture around your home and where you suspect the cockroaches are. You can also diffuse these two scents to add more in your air that might help in making sure the cockroaches do not feel welcome.

Clean House

One of the best ways to keep cockroaches out of your home is by keeping it clean. If you wipe down your counter tops and clean your rooms and bathrooms regularly they won’t find a need to infest your home. Make sure you are also vacuuming regularly to make sure the food pieces are picked up that might be left around from you or kids. Cockroaches love to get into dirt and old food. You can find them mostly in the trash can or in a home that is not kept up with. Keeping your home clean will not only keep cockroaches away, but will also prevent you from having a lot of other pest problems.

If none of these home remedies work for you be sure to call you local exterminator before your cockroach infestation is out of control.