How to get rid of cockroaches naturally
Cockroaches are a big problem where I live. One summer, I saw one crawling across the lobby floor of the Ritz Carlton. If you have cockroaches, its going to be hard work to get rid of them. It’s needs consistent effort on a daily basis, until they are gone.
Spraying toxic chemicals all around your home and kitchen is not healthy. So many people are getting asthma, cancer and either illnesses and toxins are often the cause.
Here are 8 things you can do to get rid of cockroaches naturally.
1. Take out your trash every day.
2. Make sure that you don’t have any food or water lying around anywhere. If I am too lazy to wash my dishes or put them in the dishwasher, I put them in the freezer and clean them when I get home. You cannot have any crumbs or any water pooling anywhere.
In order to get rid of cockroaches naturally, you should have no food source for them at all.
3. Put all of your flour and other food products in airtight containers. I used to be so sensitive to chemicals, I used glass containers to store products. Now I can use Ziploc bags.
4. Make a spray from salt water, peppermint oil and cypress oil. Acacia cypress oil is available online or at some health food stores. Peppermint oil is a good deterrent. Put about 20 drops of each in a two ounce jar, and spray that anytime you are in your kitchen or the problem area. It is great because it is not going to hurt your food. If you have a problem with mice, use peppermint oil, they do not like it.
5. Clean out all of your cabinets and drawers thoroughly. You can steam them in hot water and you can add the peppermint spray. This is in the central step to get rid of cockroaches naturally.
6. Make little roach traps with boric acid , flour, and sugar mixed together. Use 50% boric acid and 50% sugar. Roll that into a little ball and then in confectioner sugar or regular sugar. Put that in the corner and the roaches will eat it and die. Boric acid is not toxic to human beings. It has a scary name and you certainly do not want to eat it, but it is considered non toxic. .
7. Get rid of all papers, excess paper bags, anything you are not using. Roaches like to hide in the small spaces. De-clutter. Make sure you wash your carpet and your floors as often as possible.
8. Smudge your area with sage and ask the cockroaches to leave your home. Tell them to go somewhere else where they will be much happier! Do clearings according to your own religious or belief system. The smoke can’t hurt!
I know it seems like a lot of work. But it its a similar amount of work even with chemical sprays. This holds true if you live in an area with really bad cockroaches. Some areas may just require a little peppermint spray as well as keeping your place clean. It’s very wise to get rid of cockroaches naturally. As a society, it would be great if we stopped poisoning our own environment. Living in a non-toxic environment, we are going to feel much more happy and well.
I do non-toxic consulting. I also help people with chemical sensitivity and have written an easy to understand detox book on sale through Amazon and ebook on my website.
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