Let’s dive deeper to understand some things that you can do to take care of cockroach and ants infestation in your lovely home and keep these away naturally.
- Fabric Softener for Roaches
You may not know it, but your favourite fabric softener has more applications than softening your fabric. The thing about roaches that you may not know is that they breathe through their skin. By preparing a solution of 3-parts fabric softener and 2-parts water, you can create a perfectly lethal dose for roaches. All you need to do is put it in a spray bottle and spray in the area where roaches come from. If you have spotted a cockroach, get the spray bottle as soon as possible to get rid of it. This solution closes the breathing pores of the cockroach and kills it within and minute. Fabric softener solution is one of the most popular and effective ways of getting rid of cockroaches. It may sound evil but you have to keep in mind the risks of having these uninvited guests in our house.
- Borax and Sugar for Ants and Roaches
This is yet another popular and very effective way of getting rid of unwanted creatures that have made their home in your house. A thing common between most bugs, including ants and roaches is that they love anything that is organic and at the same time anything sweet. This obsession is what we can use against them. You may not be aware of it, but Borax is as strong as the insecticides that commercial companies use for pest control in Australia. All you need to do is take two or three parts of Borax and mix it well with one part of sugar and prepare the perfectly lethal treat for pests in your home. After that, you need to put the mixture in a small dish and place it in areas of infestation. The sugar will attract these creepy crawlers and the Borax will ensure that they come to their end. This method is effective against both ants as well as cockroaches.
One thing that you need to keep in mind while preparing this mixture is that Borax is considered as poison and can cause serious health problems if not handled cautiously. Make sure that you are wearing gloves while preparing the mixture to avoid any direct contact with the poison.
- Irritating Scents for Roaches
Believe it or not, roaches are very picky when it comes to scents and cannot tolerate the scents they don’t like. This is good news for you because you can use this picky nature against these creepy crawlers and show them out of your house. According to studies, roaches avoid areas that have the aroma of mint leaf, cucumber, lemon, cedar, and many other such scents. Another very irritating scent for roaches is strongly scented mouthwash Listerine. All you need to do is prepare a spray bottle with these smells and spray in areas that are infested with ants and roaches. This proves to be a very effective method for pest infestation management. Another method that involves scents and is very much effective against roaches is cleaning the floor of the house with Ammonia. This not only makes your house floor sparkling clean but the smell of ammonia irritates cockroaches and pushes them out of your house.
- Catnip for Roaches
Catnip is also a very reliable and effective repellent of cockroaches. The best thing about using catnip is that it is harmless for humans as well as pets, but proves to be lethal for cockroaches. The active ingredient that is found in catnip is called Nepetalactone, which is not-toxic to humans and animals but just the opposite for roaches and other pests. If the infestation of roaches in your house is in control, then you can get some small sachets of catnip and place it at different places in your home where there is a possible infestation. You can also prepare catnip tea by boiling it in a small amount of water and putting it in a spray bottle to spray either directly at the roaches or in possibly infested areas.
One thing that you need to keep in mind while using catnip is that this is safe for humans and animals, but in case there is a cat as a pet in your house, make sure that you are putting it carefully because it may make it go crazy for a while. Catnips are very useful for mosquito pest control as well.
- Boric Acid for Roaches and Ants
Boric acid is one of the most popular and effective methods used by Brisbane pest control companies and it is completely capable of being that. Although Boric Acid is toxic if you are out of options then it can effectively save you from these creepy crawlers in your homes. The best thing about Boric Acid is that it is effective against all kinds of pests and insects and works perfectly for pest control management. All you need to do is take small amounts of Boric Acid and place it in different places like on top of kitchen and bathroom cabinets. It is advised to put it in higher places to avoid contact with kids and pets. Keeping it in higher places also makes it more effective as cockroaches like high places. In case you have spotted the nest, then just put some in the area where you think the nest is and get rid of the infestation in one go.
There were some of the most popular and effective remedies that are used against roaches, ants, and other pests all over the world. The best thing about these remedies is that these can easily be done and require no extra cost, as most of the things that are required for this are everyday household items. But in case the infestation in your house persists even after trying these remedies, then it is strictly advised to seek professional help and this is where we The Pest and Termite Company step in.
Apart from the methods that we have discussed above, these are some other things that you can do to not only prevent but also get rid of roaches, ants, and other pests. All you need to do is keep in mind how harmful these pests can be for you and your family.