No one enjoys Roaches as house guests, but that doesn't mean you need to use nasty chemicals to rid your home of them.
There are many natural alternatives to killing pesky roaches but what works best?
1) Mix equal parts Baking powder and sugar
Place the mixture in a dish and put this behind appliances, inside of cupboards and under sinks, in the garage, and anywhere you might suspect roaches to live and breed.
The process of exterminating roaches using this remedie may take a few weeks before you see any results. The sugar and baking soda are not pesticides, and merely bait, the products will not act as quickly as chemicals, but are much safer for your pets and family.
2) ½ cup of vinegar
½ cup of olive oil (or vegetable oil)
½ cup of shampoo
Mix all ingredients in to a spray bottle and shake well. Spray mixture on every area of your home where roaches are know to be.
The mixture is safe for your children and pets. Again this natural home remedie will take a week or more before you realize the benefit.
3) Mix three parts boric acid with one part powdered sugar. The sugar lures the roaches, while the boric acid kills them.
Make sure too...
Seal up cracks and holes
Roaches (and other insects) can crawl through even the smallest of spaces, so it’s important to seal the entries into your home...
Fix any water leaks
Roaches are attracted to moisture and water from leaks in pipes. That's why you often find them scurrying under your sink. Some cockroaches can survive for months without food, but only days without water. Close off their water sources by repairing even the tiniest of leaks. Don't let water stand in your sink and don't overwater indoor plants.
Keep your home clean. - You’ve got to make sure your house is spic-and-span, because cockroaches are attracted to food residue, particularly grease. That means wiping down the counters each night, never leaving dirty dishes in the sink, making sure the stovetop is clean and sweeping the floors before you go to bed