There are over 3800 species of cockroaches worldwide and one of the oldest living creatures still walking on this planet. Roaches will live outside and almost anywhere, trees, woodpile, planter, under rocks, but they do prefer to breed in warm, damp locations. But given the chance they will gladly move their family inside where they have food and water, although they aren't fussy eaters. That's why one of the best forms of cockroach control and any kind of home pest control begins with keeping a clean kitchen.
People who have an allergy to dust and dust mites would have an allergy to cockroaches since when they die parts of their bodies turn to dust and mix with any house dust. Asthma attacks can actually be caused from living in a home infested with cockroaches.
Most Common Roaches in the United States
Natural Cockroach Control Recipes
Cockroach Control with Beer
Soak two pieces of bread in beer and place in a 1 pound coffee can. Place the coffee can anywhere you see roaches. Be patient and before you know it you can place the lid on the coffee can and discard the roaches.
Baking Soda for Natural Pest Control
Place equal parts of baking soda and powdered sugar in a shallow bowl (like a plastic butter bowl) they will gather around and eat this sweet treat and it will kill them. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS
Ivory Soap for an Instant Kill
Put a tablespoon of Ivory Soap in a spray bottle and fill with water. Spray the soap mixture directly on the roaches it will kill them instantly.
Natural Pest Control Recipe for Roaches (for big jobs like restaurants)
Place all ingredients above in bucket and mix well. Sprinkle in areas the roaches frequent. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDEN AND PETS
Boric Acid is Good for Cockroach Control
This is toxic so keep it away from all children, pets, food, dishes, pots and pans You can sprinkle boric acid down any cracks or crevices, it's the treatment of choice for all hard to reach areas. This is the one of the poisons that roaches haven't developed a resistance to.
Herbs for Natural Pest Control
Roaches absolutely hate cucumber, so just take some cucumber peelings and place them wherever a problem exists and the roaches will find a new home. They also hate bay leaves, cayenne and catnip. If you make a sachet out of catnip and place them in your cupboards you'll never see roaches there again. You can also use catnip tea to spray the areas.
Chickens & Gecko's for Cockroach Control
You can always buy yourself a chicken or a gecko to use for natural pest control. They love eating cockroaches and in some countries they actually use this method in their homes. If you have an apartment building infested with roaches a gecko can rid that apartment building within 10 days of roach infestation.
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