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Home Remedies For Roaches

Cockroaches are one of the hardest animals or pests to get rid of in the universes. Cockroaches can survive an earthquake. The many pesticides in the stores offer but only short-term solutions. Cleanliness has been linked to keeping the roaches out of a household, but even that is not long lived. However, some home remedy solutions promise to get rid of bugs now and then. Below are examples of the home remedies for roaches;


Bay leaves

big roach Bay leaves are one of the most common ingredients in the house, notably so bay leaves are easy to find in the grocery stores. Bay leaves are known to offer a permanent solution to roaches, and amazingly bay leaves are an efficient killer!

Bay leaves are solely used by just placing the leaves near corners, sinks, crevices or any other favorite areas where roaches are likely to be found. Alternatively get a packet of bay leaves in drawers, cupboards, etc. where you store clothes and books so that the clothes and books may not be infested with cockroaches.

Ammonia solution

Cockroaches can popularly be found in drain pipes and sink. Ammonia is a certain home remedy to eliminate roaches from the house. You can always add the ammonia in a bucket that is full of water and then flushes out that water down the drains and the sink. Ammonia has a strong pungent smell that will automatically drive off the roaches from the sewers and the pipes.

Moth balls

Moth balls are known to keep off different types of pests. Put a few of the moth balls in n the places where you are likely to get roaches e.g. the cupboards, drawers, sinks or any other known nesting area of the insects. Moth balls are very harmful if accidentally consumed thus it is important to keep away from children.

Mint oil

Spray mint oil in the areas of the house where the roaches are likely to be found. Such areas include corners of your kitchen, bathrooms, toilets, etc. However, unlike any other home remedies, mint oil works slowly, however, mint oil being a natural toxin it will eventually keep the pests away from your house.


dead roachListerine can be used to disinfect the room as much as it is a mouth wash. What one does is mix the Listerine solution with water and then putting it I n a spray can. After placing it in a spray can carefully spray the areas of the house that have the cockroaches’ nests.