jump to last post 1-3 of 3 discussions (4 posts)

What are some natural ways to get rid of roaches in your home?

  1. Daniella Lopez profile image92
    Daniella Lopezposted 4 years ago

    What are some natural ways to get rid of roaches in your home?

    My landlord refuses to do anything about the roach problem I seem to be having, so I am having to take matters into my own hands. I don't really want to kill the roaches, I just want them to leave mi casa. I do have young children, so I need to use things that wouldn't be toxic to them.

  2. Ceegen profile image80
    Ceegenposted 4 years ago

    Mix equal parts baking soda and powdered sugar in a little water to form a thick paste. Roll them into manageable sized lumps and place them out for the roaches to eat. The baking soda will kill them, but they can't resist the sugar.

    You can also make it with regular sugar and baking soda, still leaving it pasty, but it doesn't form as well as the powdered sugar. Might have to leave it in a shallow dish that they can easily reach.

    (It doesn't take a lot of water to make it pasty).

    1. Daniella Lopez profile image92
      Daniella Lopezposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Ceegen! I'll have to try that tonight.

  3. Sri T profile image78
    Sri Tposted 4 years ago

    20 mule team Borax detergent is the best. If you sprinkle it all along the walls, cabinets and anywhere you see them, they cannot survive. It takes about two weeks before they are gone. The good news is they never come back ever.

 
working