The kitchen is where cockroaches are commonly found as the kitchen is where their basic needs of food, water, shelter, and moisture are fulfilled.
Cockroaches carry a lot of diseases with them, and if they infest your kitchen, then they can ruin your food by spreading germs and bacteria that can infect the food as well as ruin your health. If you are wondering what is the best roach killer, then look no further, because here we have a list of DIY ideas for pest control that you can apply to your kitchen as well as your whole house.
Sugar And Silica Aerogel
Mix three parts of silica aerogel with one part sugar. This 3:1 ratio will help in eliminating cockroaches overnight as silica aerogel is an active substance that helps in getting rid of roaches. Sprinkle this mix below the kitchen sink, by the panels and cabinets, under the refrigerator and also in all other cracks and holes where cockroaches can be seen. The sugar will lure out the cockroaches, and the silica aerogel will kill them. Repeat the process for a few days.
Mix a spoonful of peppermint oil with quarter liter water in a spray bottle and shake the bottle vigorously to obtain a fine mixture. Then spray the mixture in all the cockroach-infested areas and repeat the process for a few days.
Garlic, Onion, And Pepper
Mix a solution of pepper powder, garlic paste and onion paste in half a liter of water. Use the solution on all the cockroach-infested areas as the smell of this mixture helps in keeping the cockroaches away.
Neem leaves being famous for its antibacterial properties can help in keeping cockroaches away. Paste some neem leaves and mix it with water, then filter the water and transfer the contents in a spray bottle. Regularly spray this solution in affected areas before bed.
Mix 4 to 5 tsp of detergent powder with half a liter of water in a spray bottle. Whenever you see roaches in the house, instead of using a chemical spray, use this. The cockroaches breathe through their skin, and soap water has the potential to suffocate them to death.
Get a tin jar then cut and store a few slices of cucumber in it. The cucumber emits a smell on reaction with the tin jar. This smell helps in keeping the cockroaches away.
Boric acid mixed with one part sugar and one part wheat flour helps greatly in ending roach infestations. This mixture will lure the roaches into feeding on it then the boric acid will give them a slow death. Boric acid should be kept away from the reach of children.
Pine-Sol And Bleach
Take pine-sol and bleach in a container, add water and boil it for a few minutes. Once the mixture is ready, spray it in the infested areas, and this will drive away cockroaches from your home.
Bay leaves can simply be placed in a bowl or crushed and kept in a bowl. The aroma of bay leaves can drive away roaches as well as other insects from your home.
Baking soda has proved to be one of the most effective ways to get rid of cockroaches. Mix a portion of baking soda with soda and sprinkle on the affected areas of the kitchen. You will see roaches fleeing from your home in no time.
These were some of the best-known methods to drive away roaches from your home; all these methods are safe as they don’t use any toxic chemicals. Hope it helps.