Cockroach in my room!! Noooo, what should I do? How can I get rid of roaches? Run to the higher ground; hide under the bed sheet, no kill. Yes, that’s the good option. I will kill each and every cockroach who dares to wander in my room.
Yes, but wait those roaches repellent in the market contains harmful chemicals. Is there any less harmful or natural ways to get rid of roaches? May be I should ask from Google.
This is the scenario of my room whenever I see any cockroach or any other such disease carrying insect.
Places where cockroaches hide:
- Grocery bag
- Cupboards and cabinets
- Books and newspapers
Preventive methods to get rid of roaches
To eliminate this scene here are some preventive methods to get rid of roaches:
Keep your house clean:
Here is the fact, cockroaches are dirty disease carrying creature and they love the places which are dirty. Cockroaches are more comfortable in dirty environment because they get more food in dirt.
So, keep your house dust free and do not leave dust particles in any corner. Cockroaches choose dirty corner as their home. Clean the floor properly preferably with vacuum cleaner so that no dust particle is left out.
Do not leave food uncovered:
Do not leave food items uncovered if you want to get rid of roaches. Cover food items with plates or proper dish cover. Do not leave food left over on the counter.
Put it either into the refrigerator after covering or give to needy one. Try to make food as much as you need for one meal time. Do not make food in advance.
Pay attention on your carry bag
Cockroaches are carried into the home mostly through shopping bags and vegetables bag. Do not buy food items from unhygienic places which have large quantity of cockroaches like roadside vendors.
Check your grocery bag before entering into the house. So, if cockroaches are lingering inside they will run outside.
Fix up the water leakages:
Fix up the leakages and prevent the moisture. Cockroaches like to live in the place which has water so they don’t have to wander in search of water. Fix every leaking tap and never leave water into your sink.
Seal the entries:
One good way to get rid of roaches is to seal its entrance of your home with caulk powder. Caulk powder will prevent the cockroaches from entering inside your home.
It is very important if your neighbors are not as hygienic as yourself.
Natural Home Remedies to get rid of roaches:
many times after following all types of precaution roaches enter inside your house. Then you should take measures to get rid of roaches as soon as possible.
There are many over the counter roaches repellent available in the market. But they all come with harmful chemicals which may affect the health of your family. So, try to use natural methods to kill roaches.
Petroleum jelly trap to get rid of roaches
You can make this trap on your own to catch the roaches in style.
- Take a jar and apply petroleum jelly on the inside rim of jar.
- Now place some pleasant smelling sugary food item inside the jar.
- Keep the jar in a place where cockroaches normally wander like below the sink.
Cockroach will enter inside the jar due to the sweet smell of food. But he will not be able to move out due to petroleum jelly. It is very disgusting sight to look at a bunch of roaches moving insanely into the jar. But it will help to get rid of roaches.
Set petroleum jelly baits all over your house. After catching these nasty creatures you can free them into the woods or open space for the sake of humanity. After all if terrorist got human rights then why not roaches.
Bay leaves to get rid of roaches
Bay leaves are effective way to get rid of roaches. These leaves are used in cooking to make food tastier. They are known for their strong fragrance. Bay leaves cannot kill the roaches but they make them to leave your house to never return again.
Crush the bay leaves so that essential oil presents in them will secrete out. Then place it near the nest of roaches and every other place where they might wander. When roaches will smell the pungent smell of bay leaves they will try to run as far away as possible.
Baking powder and Sugar to get rid of roaches
This method is little cruel and may be against the rights of cockroaches.
- Mix the sugar and baking soda into equal proportion.
- Sprinkle it all over your house specifically where cockroaches are more.
Sugar will attract the roaches and they will eat baking soda which is mixed with sugar. Baking soda will act as poison and kill the roaches. But when you set this trap keep your child and pets away from floor.
To get rid of roaches permanently use this method for several times because you may kill its one generation but next generation will emerge as soon as their eggs hatch. So you will have to kill every single cockroach in your house otherwise they will regain their population.
Neem to get rid of roaches
Ancient Indian sages have considered Neem tree as complete remedial option for most of the ailments and disease carrying insects. In Indian houses smoke of Neem leaves is used to prevent all types of insects and pests.
You can use Neem in various methods to get rid of roaches.
- Burn few leaves of Neem with camphor and spread its smoke all over the house.
- Mix one spoon of Neem oil with water and spray it in the places where cockroaches live or roam.
- Sprinkle the Neem powder in the places where cockroaches live or roam.
Neem is very good option to get rid of roaches and it is not harmful for human or pets.
Coffee Ground Baits to get rid of roaches
Another bait to trap roaches is coffee ground bait.
- Take a jar and fill it with water.
- Now place some coffee grounds into paper cups.
- Place these cups inside the jar.
- Put the jar where cockroaches wander normally like kitchen or bathroom.
Cockroach will enter the jar due to attractive smell of coffee but will not be able to exit. Now flush the insides of jar into toilet. Place these baits all over your house so that you can get rid of roaches quickly.
Remember that natural remedies are slow process to get rid of roaches but they do not cause any harm to the health of your loved ones. But if you have severe infestation then you need to call the professional pest controllers to get rid of roaches forever.