The natural process of getting rid of cockroaches is comparatively slower than that of using chemicals. But, keeping in mind you and your family’s health, it is very important to bring natural means in practice. Here, are a few tips that will definitely help you to get rid of cockroaches without using any chemicals.
1. Keep your Space Clean
It is very important to keep your home clean and tidy, as cockroaches are mostly attracted to left over food, particularly grease.
- Wipe down your kitchen counters every night, before going to sleep.
- Never leave dirty dishes in the sink and make sure the stove tops is clean.
- Sweeping the floor is also necessary. Start doing this as early as possible, if done on a regular basis, cockroaches will surely stay away from your home.
2. Seal Up Cracks & Holes
If you find any crack or hole anywhere in your home, it is recommended to seal it up as soon as possible. Mostly the gaps in inside pantry, between counter tops and the wall as well as in the baseboards. Cockroaches can easily crawl through the smallest of spaces. This is a bit of time consuming, but, will definitely benefit you in the long run. You can use a tube of caulk and a caulking gun as the sealing agents.
3. Fix Water Leaks
Moisture and water from leaks in the pipe attract cockroaches the most. This is why cockroaches are mostly found gathered under your sink. Close of the water sources by getting the leaks repaired as soon as possible. Water should not stand in your sink or never over water the indoor plants.
4. Natural Cockroach Bait
Mix 3 parts of boric acid with one part of powdered sugar. Sugar lures cockroaches, while the boric acid kills them. Sprinkle it under and behind the refrigerator, stove and dishwasher, under the sink, and into cracks along the edges of the cabinets and pantries.