Ridding Your Home Of Roaches The Natural Way
Cockroaches are cable of infesting just about every nook and cranny in your home. To make matters worse, these household pests can carry disease and get into your home’s food supply. It is not hard to understand why many homeowners are desperate to rid their home of these pests. The problem is that using harsh chemicals to get rid of these pests can be dangerous, especially if you have young children or pets. If you are worried about harsh chemicals, talk to U.S. Pest Control for some alternatives. If you want to deal with the problem yourself, you will be glad to know that it is possible to rid your home of roaches without using any chemicals!
Here, Kitty Kitty
If you are looking for an all-natural way to repel roaches, the use of catnip can be incredibly effective. Best of all, this natural roach repellent is completely safe for both the people and pets in your home.
In order to tap into the power of catnip, begin by placing small satchels filled with catnip behind appliances and in cupboards. Next, you will need to brew some catnip tea that can be sprayed on hard surfaces. This can be done by creating a mixture of one part water to one part catnip and bringing it to a boil. Once cooled, transfer the catnip tea into a spray bottle and begin spraying hard surfaces, such as walls, baseboards, and cabinet doors.
While catnip is completely safe for all animals, cats are very sensitive to the scent. Consequently, this technique should never be used in homes where cats live.
All You Need Is A Little Dirt
Nature has provided a powerful roach killer in the form of diatomaceous earth. If you are concerned about diatomaceous earth and its effects, you may want to look at products certified by the FDA that contain it. It can irritate your lungs if inhaled, but otherwise, it is a much safer alternative than other pest control methods. And, these small pieces of earth are fantastic at killing roaches. The sharp edges of each particle are capable of cutting through the roaches exoskeleton ultimately causing them to dehydrate and die.
While diatomaceous earth is extremely effective at killing roaches, it can take several days for the insect to die after being injured. As the roach begins to dehydrate, they will begin to seek out water in a desperate attempt to stay alive. During this time, you may actually experience an increase in the roach activity around your home. Do not give up! Within a few weeks of sprinkling diatomaceous earth in the areas where roaches congregate in your home, you will see a noticeable decrease in pest activity.