Eco-friendly tips on how to kill the enemy and get rid of the cockroaches naturally.
“The criminal was last seen at the kitchen counter, trying to steal some food while there was nobody watching. Luckily my husband saw him and was able to hit him violently with his flip-flops. But it seems his a member of a well-spread gang and we’re afraid of retaliation.” Jane Doe, Brisbane, 2020.
The said husband was last seen shortly afterwards running 5 kilometres away from his home, once he realised the criminal could fly.
According to the World Health Organisation, roaches are one of the most common pests on many houses, and can sometimes play a role as carriers of intestinal diseases such as diarrhoea, dysentery, typhoid fever and cholera.
But the search is OVER! After being beaten down repeatedly, we made our research and came up with 3 ways to kill and get rid of cockroaches. But if you are here, you already know our rules: no harsh chemicals.
Here is what we’re gonna need to get rid of cockroaches for ever:
- Banking Soda
- White Vinegar
- Clove Oil
- Peppermint Oil
- Olive Oil
- 1. Natural Pesticide Spray
The first tip is to help you take care of the aerial threat. This solution with olive oil will bring them down!
Rubbing alcohol + White vinegar + Olive Oil + Water. One part each.
We tried it at home with flies and it works. The spray makes difficult for them to fly, so you have two options: wait to watch them die or deliver the final blow!
Is said that the oil supposedly suffocates the insects, while the alcohol and vinegar are natural pesticides. The acetic acid (vinegar) in high concentrations breaks up cells, and the alcohol helps to increase its power.
As the three liquids have different densities, shake the bottle every time before using it.Try it out and leave your opinion on the comments. 🙂
- 2. Essential Oil Mix
Various essentials oils are well known as effective repellents, like citronella, peppermint, lemon eucalyptus, lavender, and catnip. But some of them are also very powerful pesticide and bactericides, such as clove and peppermint oil.
Mix: 100 ml of alcohol, 100 ml of water, 20 drops of peppermint oil, and 10 drops of clove oil. Shake before using it. This will help keep ants and cockroaches away.
Some recipes indicate the addition of tea tree oil, but we do not recommend to use it on your kitchen.
- 3. Sugar + Baking Soda Trap
There are studies from the Michigan State University recommending this option to help with small quantities of roaches, especially followed with measures to decrease the chances of cockroaches at your home.
Mix sugar 40% and baking soda 60% and put the solution in small plates close to the places you can expect an attack. You can use 50/50 as well.
The baking soda is an option to avoid using borax, but it is important to keep it away from children, as high consumption of baking soda can be dangerous for humans and lead to diarrhoea.
- 4. Cinnamon
Cinnamon is an old allied in the fight against bugs.
You can sprinkle some cinnamon powder or leave a few sticks on the windows and doors to avoid bugs in your home, however, keep in mind that depending on where you put it, it might leave some stains.
By choosing Eco-friendly and non-toxic options to combat the bugs, you’re making your family’s lives safer and helping keep a sustainable world!
Leave us your comments and other tips you know that can help with bugs and especially get rid of cockroaches!