In this post I will be sharing with you some tips to get rid of Cockroach and Spider with Eco-Friendly/Natural products.
While we may not be able to roll back the global warming trend, there are easier, softer ways to treat parasites, and ways in which we can avoid some of the pests.
Home remedies to get rid of Cockroach:
If action is not taken to control the presence of cockroaches, their numbers will steadily increase. Many people call an exterminator or resort to using harmful chemicals to rid their home of cockroaches. However, at the first sign of the pest, home remedies for cockroaches can help drastically reduce numbers, as well as avoid toxic methods of roach control.
1. Petroleum Jelly Trap:
Apply petroleum jelly around the inner rim of a jar. Insert a couple of apple, potato or banana peelings into the jar. Leave out overnight where you’ve spotted roach activity. The pests should climb into the jar, but will be unable to escape because of the petroleum. Discard the contents in a bucket of soapy water, and then flush down the toilet.
2. Baking Soda and Confectioner’s Sugar:
Many believe that a mixture consisting of equal parts baking soda and powdered sugar applied to problem areas will control roaches. Supposedly, the sugar attracts the pests while the baking soda mixes with their stomach acids to cause internal destruction. Sprinkle this remedy inside of cabinets and inside the holes that roaches tend to gather around.
3. Coffee Grounds:
Fill a jar halfway with water and coffee grounds. This trap uses the scent of coffee, which is pleasant to the roach, to lure and trap roaches in the jar. As the pests climb into the jar, they should fall inside and drown.
Pour bleach down the drains of sinks and tubs to dissuade roaches from using drain pipes as a way to travel throughout your home.
Effective against roaches, add the juice of four lemons (with the rinds) and ½ gallon (two liters) of water to a bucket. Using a sponge or mop, wash your floors with it. Apparently, the little pests cannot stand the smell.
6. Garlic Onion Pepper Mix:
Add one clove of garlic, one onion, and one tablespoon of cayenne pepper to one quart of water. Allow the ingredients to marinade for one hour. Add one tablespoon of liquid soap to the mixture and spray in the places that roaches frequent about your home.
7. Cucumber Slices and Bay Leaves:
Mix together chopped up cucumber slices and bay leaves to create a home remedy for roaches that you can spread around the areas that you see the pests. This solution is believed to deter them from returning.
8. Cornstarch and Plaster of Paris:
If you’d like to refrain from using chemical-based solutions to kill roaches in your home, consider making your own natural pesticide. Add equal parts of cornstarch and plaster of Paris together to make a powdery substance that when sprinkled into the cracks where roaches appear, can help get rid of the pests.
9. Borax, Sugar, Onion & Cornstarch:
Rethink the use of this roach eradicator if you have small children or pets in the home, but this poisonous remedy is one that is typically used as a last resort. Combine two cups of Borax, ½ cup sugar, ½ cup chopped onion, two tablespoons cornstarch, and two tablespoons of water. Add all the ingredients to a bowl, and then roll into small balls. Place three balls into an unsealed Ziploc bag, and then situate wherever roaches have been known to roam in your residence.
10. Hedge Apple:
It is said that hedge apples are a natural deterrent for roaches, where one apple per room can act as a repellent for up to two month.
Home remedies for spider at home:
1. Citronella oil:
Put five drops of citronella oil in one quart of warm water. Add one teaspoon of lemon dish soap and put in a squirt bottle. Shake well. Spray the mixture all over places infested by the spiders. Spray once a week to prevent the spiders from coming back. Another way is to burn citronella candles in areas populated by spiders.
2. Neem and tree tea oils:
Combine one ounce of neem oil and five drops of tree tea oil in one quart of warm water. Add in two tablespoons of dish soap. Use a spray bottle to contain the mixture and shake well. Spray generously on areas inhabited by the eight legged critters. Do the spraying once a week to keep the spiders away.
3. Coconut oil and vinegar:
Mix ten drops of coconut oil with some amount of vinegar inside a spray bottle. Squirt the mixture on cobwebs and all over areas where spiders are seen. Avoid spraying on fabrics.
Sprinkle some amount of borax powder around areas populated by spiders at home.
5. Eucalyptus leaves:
Place fresh eucalyptus in drawers, closets, ceilings, or other places in the house not only to ward off the spiders, but also to make the house smell good.
Grind whole cloves then add some drops of water to form a paste. Apply the paste in areas usually infested by spiders to eliminate them naturally.
7. Glue traps:
Place glue traps in spider hot spots to trap not only these scary critters but also other insects that infest the house.
8. Essential oils:
Combine four tablespoons of any essential oils such as peppermint oil, lavender oil, and rose oil with four tablespoons of natural soap. Mix with one quart of water. Put in a spray bottle. Shake well before spraying on areas to kill and ward off spiders at home.
9. Pennyroyal oil:
Pour some amount of pennyroyal oil on a cotton balls or scraps of cloth. Insert them in cracks or place them in areas usually inhabited by spiders.