What if you wake up in the middle of the night and feel something crawling over your skin! Creepy! Roaches!
Do not shiver, we have got a pack of solutions here in this post. You will find it extremely useful in not only killing the roaches but also controlling their wide spread. Read till the end.
Roaches are the most common unwelcoming guests in our kitchen, attic, bathrooms and lavatories. Unluckily, they’re public pests, and once they begin to replenish, it becomes equally difficult each day to get liberated of them. So you need to take action as fast as possible to nip the evil in the bud. There are about 4500 roach species in the world where only the US hosts 69 kinds as pests. Only three types of roaches love to enjoy and feast in your homes. They are
- German Roaches
- Brown-Banded Cockroaches
- American Cockroaches
Why to get rid of the roaches?
Nobody needs the omnivore insect having antennas in his house. The main reason is that it forms a filthy and unhygienic living milieu. Do you want to live in such an unsanitary environment?
Not only are they creepy and freaky to look at, they also trigger diseases with them. You can catch certain allergies with them. Moreover, they are the cause of many maladies.
What makes them visit your milieu?
You cannot get rid of the roaches until you do not know why they are in your house. An unwelcoming guest needs no approval, so do the roaches. First thing to be considered is why the roaches are born in your house.
The reason behind their presence in your house is due to
- Food supply
Being the omnivores, the roaches are looking for any sort of food they can get their mouth on. Sweets, crumbs, left-over food, pet food, etc attract them to your house, especially the kitchen. So the kitchen’s unhygienic condition is the key to getting them as a pest. Your litter bin is the favorite home to the roaches.
Cockroaches need a cozy place to live in, so they enter like a culprit in your house. Your drawers, frames of pictures, damp places in washrooms or kitchens, unattended areas of your wardrobe or unused electronics are the haven for the roaches. Your forgotten areas are picnic spots for roaches.
Few sites are more appealing to the roaches than the others. Few of the roaches even come to clean and tidy house. They can enter through an open door or creep through a rant in your wall and start feeling home there.
Water is the basic necessity for all the insects and so is for the roaches. They enter the house to get it. A pipe with leakage is a great source to attract it to your home.
In ending the roaches from your house you need to be super active in the presence of the very first roach as a stitch in time saves nine. You have to pull up your socks and get into action against them.
There are two main things that need to be done.
- Killing the roaches
- Ending the reasons that are favorable for their replenishing
First we are going to discuss how to get rid of the roaches immediately
Killing the roaches
Killing the roaches simply under your sole may not be that much effective. For this purpose you have to adopt a proper action plan for good.
Let’s plunge into the secrets of a roach’s free home.
How to Get Rid of Roaches Organically: 6 Home Cures
With the given organic remedies you will be able to send the roaches out of the house.
Here are some of them we think might work effectively:
An extraordinary organic insecticide is Diatomaceous Earth or DE. They help to kill the bugs especially the roaches by dehydrating them to the death. Sprinkle it over the areas having roaches. It is affordable and safer to use in homes.
A readily available thing in your kitchen is baking soda which is not only an organic way to kill the roaches but also is the fastest and the easiest. Sprinkle it directly or on any food that roaches love to eat.
Boric acid is an organic compound which is known to be quite effective in killing the roaches. Its mixture with water can be lethal to the roaches. It is economical and is not harmful to the kids and pets. It gets to the roaches nervous system and kills it on the spot, bang.
A product that is accessible in hand in your laundry basket is Borax. It is a weapon to kill roaches by dehydrating them to death. Equal parts of borax and sugar will do miracles. It is not only economical but also biological.
A treat for one can be poison to another. Citrus is loved by humans and detested by the roaches. A mop having few drops of citrus like lemon, lime or orange can make the roaches flee your area. But it will not kill them, it will only deter them away.
Essential oils are famous for nauseating roaches. Any of the flavors will do but peppermint and lemongrass are the best. Mix it in water and spray. Here you go again. It is again a repellent only not lethal to the roaches.
You can also try:
- Glue traps to trap them.
- Set temptation
- Seal entry points of the roaches
- Use chemicals used as pesticides
- Take the help of professionals
James, the D.I.Y Expert, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from Colorado State University. Love writing blog posts and guides to help others learn how to garden!