Everyone wants a clean and pest free home to live. No one wants to share their space with the Pests. The most common pest that resides in almost everyone’s home at some point or the other is “Cockroach” or “roaches”. Cockroaches are one of the primary carriers of micro-organisms in our homes. They carry the germs in their saliva and hairy-sticky legs. They spread the saliva over everything they come in contact with in our home like utensils, kitchen slab, food kept outside etc. So when we consume that food, or cook in the saliva infested utensils etc. we fall sick.
Here are some simple but effective home remedies to keep cockroaches away from your home:
1. Onion, Garlic and Pepper Solution
Take 1 liter of water in a mug, add 1 garlic clove paste, 1 onion paste, 1 teaspoon of pepper powder and 1 tablespoon of liquid soap. Mix all ingredients well. Let the mixture stand for 1 hour. Now soak some cotton balls in this mixture. Keep these soaked cotton balls at all places where cockroaches frequently visit. This will keep cockroaches away from your home.
2. Bay leaves
Almost every Indian kitchen has this ingredient in their spice jars. Bay leaf has a very strong pungent but nice smell. So crush some bay leaves and keep them in your kitchen shelves or corners. The smell of these leaves will drags these cockroaches away from your home.
Kitchen/bathroom drainage is the most common place from where cockroaches make an entry in your home. Sprinkle some borax powder in the kitchen and bathroom drainage. The cockroaches will get poisoned and once the poisoned intruders go back to their nest, they will infect the rest of the lot.
Caution: Keep Borax out of the reach of kids and pets in your home. So the best time to apply this tip is when there is no one at home or during night when everyone is sleeping.
4. Keep your home clean and disinfected
Cockroaches reside mostly in dark, damp and dirty places. So nothing can repel cockroaches more than a clean and disinfected home.
a) Keep your complete home clean and germ free.
b) Add disinfecting solution like Lizol, Domex etc. to the water for moping.
c) Cover all drainpipes before going to bed.
For more information on Pest free home refer to “Now you can do your own Pest control in kitchen”. These tips and tricks are endless and we’ll continue to update you on Pest control home remedies and other home improvement stuff.
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