Winters are almost here and that means we’ll be seeing a lot more of our least favorite pests, the cockroaches, if we’re not careful enough. Cockroaches can actually survive the entire year since they’re pretty hardy creepy crawlies. If you’ve tried to kill them with a bathroom wiper or a shoe, you probably know it takes more than just a hit to kill them. If you are dealing with a pest infestation that is beyond your abilities to handle, call a professional today!
Cockroaches are drawn to places that are unsanitary. Leaks and pooling water can all attract these pests. Your bathroom or kitchen, if unclean, are the top places cockroaches hang around in. Basements and attics are two other favorite habitats of cockroaches.
Nobody likes the sight of a cockroach in their home. That’s why it’s necessary to get rid of them as soon as possible. Natural home remedies to kill cockroaches have proven to be pretty successful so if you don’t have a commercial roach killing product like Boric Acid at hand, you can still get rid of these pests with a few household ingredients.
The alkalinity of caustic soda is a potent killer of cockroaches. Add that to equal parts of sugar and you can make an excellent roach-killing mixture in your home. This mixture is harmless to your home and can effectively kill roaches in your drains and gutters where they enter your house from. The baking soda in the mixture acts as the poison, while the sugar is mainly used as an attractant. The mixture can also be sprinkled in places other than the drains where the cockroaches are often seen.
You’d never think your fresh-smelling fabric softener could actually be poisonous for cockroaches. Fabric softener can be mixed with water and sprayed wherever cockroaches hide. The spray can be squirted directly on the cockroach itself to kill them instantly. The spray helps to choke these pests and limits their supply of air.
Lemon peel or lemon juice has proven to have a number of benefits around the house and for our bodies. One less commonly known benefit of lemon juice is its property to kill cockroaches because of its acidity. Apart from lemons, other citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruits can also help to keep cockroaches away.
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