Homemade Natural Cockroach RepellentDecember 22, 2019
Homemade Natural Cockroach Repellent
Roaches are a formidable home pest. Unfortunately, they can reproduce rapidly and are difficult to control. There are lots of roach pesticide sprays on the market, but are these safe? In most cases, these sprays are very toxic and are not safe to use around pets or children. Today, we are going to teach you a natural home remedy for repelling cockroaches in your home if you want to get rid of them without adding toxins to your home.
Why Peppermint Oil
Research has found that some essential oils—especially peppermint oil—are effective at repelling roaches and act as a natural insecticide. Leaving mint oil out or spritzing it around won’t kill roaches that come in its path, rather, it’ll just keep them away. But if you spray peppermint oil on a roach when you see one, it can be an effective and natural alternative to using commercial roach sprays which is filled with toxic.
Vinegar is a natural antibacterial that you can also use to spray down bathroom areas where roaches may hide out for moisture and water. Unfortunately, it doesn’t actually kill these problem insects. It’s more of a cleaning tool than anything else, and it won’t actually help eliminate your roach problem. It can, however, help deter roaches and get rid of germs in the kitchen when used.
Homemade Natural Cockroach Repellent Spray
- Spray Bottle
- 20 drops Peppermint Essential Oil (100% Pure)
- 100 ml Water (Distilled or Purified Preferred)
- 50 ml Vinegar (Food Grade)
- Add 100 ml of water into spray bottle
- Add 50 ml of vinegar into spray bottle
- Add 20 drops of pure peppermint essential oil into spray bottle
- Cap the spray bottle and shake for a few minutes and you are done!
Natural Remedy for Repelling Roaches
Whether it’s cockroaches, spiders, ants, earwigs, or any other type of insect, there are actually a lot of home remedies to keep them away using things you probably already have in your kitchen.
While it might be tempting to simply purchase a commercially available insecticide, exposing yourself to pesticides is not without risk. Pesticide exposure can result in headaches, dizziness, nervousness, gastrointestinal distress, skin irritations, mood swings, fatigue, and a host of other unpleasant symptoms.
A natural cockroach repellent spray is simple and easy to make. Try making your very own natural roach repellent spray and stop worrying about exposing your family and baby to toxic pollutants today!
In addition to spraying with peppermint oil, you can control roaches in your home by removing the food that attracts them. Store food in airtight containers and wash all dirty dishes promptly. Sealing cracks in your home with caulk then spraying the area with peppermint oil will keep roaches out.
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