In this instructable I will show some ways to keep cockroaches out of your house. Some of you already must be using some of the methods.
It it very important to have a cockroach free house to prevent diseases such as food poisoning, dysentery, and diarrhoea.
Before we start learning how to keep cockroaches out of your house let us know what are cockroaches and some facts about them.
1- cockroaches are filthy
2- I have heard they can survive a nuclear blast
3- they love to eat what humans eat:)
4- they can live upto a month without food, so there is no point making them starve for food by cleaning utensils at night.
5- they can live upto one week without its head.
Step 1: Using Listerine
Listerine is said to be cockroach deterrent. So using it to keep roaches out is effective. Take one portion of listerine and mix equal amount amount of water to it. To make it more effective you can also add a few drops of dishwashing gel. Fill the solution in spraying bottle and spray where cockroaches are usually seen.
Step 2: Boric Acid Paste
This is a age old method of preventing cockroaches. This is a non toxic and a harmless( to humans) paste.
To make this you need:-
1- 100grams boric acid powder
2- 50 grams flour( any works)
3- 2 table spoons powdered sugar
4 - a little water to make a paste
Mix all the stuff in a bowl, let the paste to dry and become semi solid. After that put ip they paste on places where usually roaches are spotted.
Sugar will attract them and boric acid will do there job.
Step 3: Bay Leaves
Take some bay leaves, dry them (optional), put at places such as under the sink and in cabinets,
And roaches will disappear in a few days
Step 4: Mint Spray
Cockroaches hate mint. Put about 20 drops of mint extract in 100 ml water and spray where roaches are usually found
Step 5: Avoid Getting Paper-bags in Your House
Don't bring cardboard or paper shopping bags into your home if possible. Roaches like the glue that holds them together. Their eggs get laid in the glue and you bring them in.
Tip courtesy: Jmwells
Step 6: Acetic Acid Spray
acectic acid commonly known as vinegar is used in multiple ways and can also be used to prevent cockroaches. Put 30 ml of vinegar in 100 ml of water and spray on cockroaches nest and places such as sink and the drain
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