Roaches are a pest, literarily! They don’t just smell awful, they are also destructive as they will cause untold damage to your clothes or important documents.
If you would love to get rid of roaches, then here are nine simple but tested ways you can achieve this:
1. Boric Acid and Sugar
A good way to kill roaches naturally is by using a combination of boric acid and sugar. Mix one teaspoon sugar and three teaspoons boric acid and sprinkle at corners or close to their hide-outs.
The sugar draws these roaches out while boric acid acts to kill them.
2. Cut Off Their Water Supply
Yet another natural way to get rid of cockroaches is to starve them of water. These pests are not built to be without water as they can go only a week without it.
Keep your sinks clean and your water bottles out of reach to get them dying of thirst.
3. Keep Food Locked Up
Again, kill these roaches easily by starving. Don’t leave food within reach and wash dishes immediate after use. Pots and plates should be well closed to prevent these roaches from getting in.
4. Clean Your House Regularly
Carry out regular cleaning exercises and clean out every little corner. Throw out any item not in use or kunk to limit spaces used as hide-outs.
5. Soapy Water
Cockroaches will die when sprayed with soapy water. Mix a good quantity and transfer into a spraycan then spray directly on the roaches.
6. Use an Insecticide
This is yet another effective way to kill roaches and will usually see them dead in numbers a few hours later. Use a trusted insecticide product and spray only when you’ll be away from the house for an extended period.
7. Baking Soda and Sugar
Mix equal parts baking soda and sugar and sprinkle at corners. Again the sugar attracts the roaches, but unlike boric acid which works immediately to kill the roaches, baking soda works slowly, and will erode the roaches’ stomachs overtime.
8. Bay Leaves
Roaches hate the smell of bay leaves and placing this around your home will act as a repellent to them. To use, grind a handful of this leaves and sprinkle round. You’ll have to do this often, however to keep the roaches out.
9. Lemon Juice
This is yet another natural roach repellent. To use, mix a cup of lemon in a bucket of water and clean every item or surface in your home using a dish rag.
If doing this is too tasking or you are hard pressed for time, you can make a little quantity instead and using a spray bottle, spray in corners or their hideouts.