Home Remedies For Roaches
Is your place crawling with roaches? You’re not alone! Whether you live in an apartment, town house or business, it’s something that happens to the best of us..
The best way to get rid of roaches is to use boric acid. You can sprinkle it around where you’ve seen them, but we recommend getting it in gel form so that you can put it into crevices where the roaches enter your home (like behind the stove). The roaches will eat it and carry it back to their nests, which will kill more of them. Make sure to wear gloves and a mask when handling boric acid—it is toxic if inhaled or ingested.
We also like using diatomaceous earth to get rid of roaches. Again, wear gloves because DE can be bad for your lungs if you breathe it in. You can spray it on surfaces where you’ve seen roaches, or put in places they may enter the house. It works by scratching their exoskeletons so they die from dehydration (not gross at all).
You can also use bay leaves: Put some bay leaves near areas where you’ve seen roaches—you’ll see them steer clear!
You can Kill them with soap: Mix equal parts of dish soap and water in a spray bottle, then spray the mixture on any roach you see. The soap will stick to their bodies and suffocate them (yes, we know it sounds weird).
Mixing Baking soda and sugar: Mix baking soda with sugar in a bowl and leave it out in your kitchen or wherever else you’ve seen roaches hanging out (just be sure to keep it away from kids or pets). The sugar attracts the roaches, which eat the mixture and die because roaches can’t digest baking soda.
If you have tried everything we said above and nothing seems to work or there are still roaches hanging around maybe it is time to ask for help or consult to a pest control expert like Bug Flip!