DIY aggressive cockroach repellents

DIY aggressive cockroach repellents

  • We all do not like to find cockroaches in our kitchen and home. Cockroaches can enter the home from the outside through cracks and crevices, vents, sewer and drain pipes.  Our home is an ideal breeding ground for them.
  • They look for food, warmth, water and nesting sites.
  • These are our favorite cockroach repellents.
  • You must be aggressive and combining  these tips will do the trick!
  • Cockroaches hate Tea tree oil, mint, bay leaves, and cucumbers.
  • 1. Add 25 drops of mint essential oil in 1 cup of water. Put the solution a spray bottle.
  • Spray under kitchen cabinets, cracks, hard to reach areas and doors. Repeat once a week.
  • 2. Place bay leaves in your pantry, kitchen cabinets and closets.
  • 3. Rub tea tree essential oil on shelves, baseboards and infested area. Add end of cucumbers at corners of room and shelves until cucumbers are shriveled.
  • 4. Sprinkle Diatomaceous dirt in cracks and holes.
  • 5. Cockroach trap: Get the roaches drunk. Fill about a quarter of an old bottle with beer and add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Leave in infested area. Replace when full of cockroaches. The stale beer is a cockroach attractant similar to the pheromones they use to signal each other for food. Once they fall into the bottle, they will not be able to escape. The beer is safe for pets and children.
  • NOTE: Keep your house as clean as possible. Vacuum daily. Mop floors daily with 1 part white distilled vinegar and 5 parts warm water. (until cockroaches are gone).
  • I recommend Mountain Rose Herbs as a reputable source for essential oils and spices.
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  1. Hi all
    Here is a unique one that works well , Earth choice ( from supermarket ) when you see one , just spray directly in face , 2 or 3 triggers , and they will die within 2mns.

  2. does the essential oil have to be a particular mint? can it be peppermint?

  3. Can I also put Bay Leaves in organza bags and lay them round the house or will it mask the smell too much?

  4. Miracle It worked. My kitchen is now roach free. Thanks Stepy. God Bless.

  5. ItalianCurls says:

    Great advice!
    One question, do bay leaves have to be fresh or can I use dried leaves?


  6. Thanks for this! Will try it out.
    Be careful of eucalyptus oil, if ingested it stops you brain remembering to breath!! So just be careful of that.

  7. Tim with a t says:

    Eucalypytus is highly effective against flees but roaches not so much so.

  8. Since when is beer safe for pets and children??? #5

    • Ummm I would rather have them getting a hold of beer rather than the chemicals that are in industrial roach killing sprays

  9. With respect to #5, what kind of oil?

  10. this cockroach repellent as i try the following given materials and step it can really killed cockroaches thankz………… no one cockroaches can destruct my household

  11. Carmen Bissonnette says:

    What to do with bees in my tree

  12. Check out this website! Cockroach remedy…

  13. have also had really good experience with eucalyptus oil in water. i use a large spray bottle full of water with about 50 drops of oil, spray on counters, in cabnets. i have seen them trying to get away from it. it’s kinda funny, but at least i am possitive it works. i only have to spray occasionally now and love the smell.

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