How Can I Repel Cockroaches Naturally Without Using Pesticides?

Cockroaches are nasty little things which usually come out at night, are carriers of diseases and lay their eggs and defecate on anything in sight! But what if you don’t want to get rid of them by hiring an exterminator? Well the question really is, can you get rid of them without hiring an exterminator? Based on our experience the answer is no. Cockroaches can resist most over the counter insecticides. Add to that the fact that it takes a lot of work to exterminate a cockroach population and the fact that you need to know how to apply the products, cockroach control can be a complicated process. Bellow you will find some common myths about roaches and some home remedies that are popular but simply DO NOT WORK on killing a population but can help  in bringing their numbers down temporarily.

Use cucumber slices or garlic powder or bay leaves. To get rid of all cockroaches naturally and without the aid of harmful chemicals, try to keep your kitchen and bathroom as clean as humanly possible.  Always vacuum your home properly, taking special care in removing dust and debris from corners and crevices, where cockroaches can easily form their breeding grounds. Wash pest-prone areas with strong soapy water and make sure that you dispose of the vacuum cleaner bag within a container that’s sealed tight. Create your very own pesticide-free organic cockroach repellent with simple ingredients from your pantry.

Mix some cloves with equal amounts Epsom salts and keep that mixture under dark, damp places like washing machines, refrigerators, sinks etc. Another wonderfully simple natural roach repellent utilizing cloves is clove oil. Sprinkle a few drops where cockroach infestation is the worst and watch them scuttle away. If the query topmost in your mind is – how can I repel cockroaches naturally without using pesticides – look no further and create a harmless (for humans and pets), super easy cockroach killer spray with soapy water! Just keep a strong solution of soap and water handy in a spray bottle and start spraying as soon as you spot these nasty creatures. Soapy water kills cockroaches.

You can also use catnip to solve your roach infestation issue. Catnip contains nepetalactone – an active constituent – that acts as a natural repellent to cockroaches but is perfectly safe to humans and pets. Just drop tiny catnip sachets in areas where cockroaches thrive the most.

If you DON’T have a cat, then make a catnip tea by simmering it in a little water and spray around in corners and damp places. Please DON’T use this method if you are a cat owner as this can be very harmful to it.

So, to avoid triggering asthma or allergies or to avoid getting your food infected with Salmonella {it catches onto the legs of cockroaches), make these easy DIY natural cockroach repellents to get rid of them. And prevent harsh chemicals and pesticides from entering your home.

Remember – natural repellents are easy to make and can be cost-effective. However, such remedies are a not a long term solution. If you are experiencing a cockroach issue that persist you are far better off calling an exterminator. The one-time cost of a service will save time and money in the long run and more importantly it will give you peace of mind.

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Joe The Exterminator
Joe The Exterminator

Joe is a professional pest control exterminator with over 15 years of experience and enjoys sharing his knowledge about different pests and how you can deal with them.