Natural Cockroach Control -
Keep them Out with Essential Oils!
Natural cockroach control starts in your home with making sure your food and water is stored in air tight containers and of course your home is cleaned regularly. Leaving dirty dishes in the sink will attract them in a heartbeat!
In Florida, once something is opened it goes in the refrigerator. One learns quickly that ants and cockroaches love heat and open food containers!
Getting rid of cockroaches can be accomplished naturally and chemical free using
essential oils in lieu of using traditional methods like extermination. Personally, I usually try the solution that is better for my body and bank account first!
We can simply diffuse oils in our home and place the oils on cotton balls where the cockroaches like to hide, or make a cockroach spray!
What Essential Oils do I use as a Cockroach Repellent?
These three oils work the best for repelling cockroaches:
• Cypress Essential Oil
• Peppermint Essential Oil
• Citrus hystrix Essential Oil
For best results, please make sure you are using therapeutic grade oils. Using good quality oils is the key to success when it comes to herbal insect repellents!
How do we make a Homemade Cockroach Spray?
We can make a natural cockroach spray by simply placing the oils in water and spraying them on in and around the area where they are living.
Here is a homemade insecticide recipe for Cockroaches:
• 8 Drops of Cypress Essential Oil
• 10 Drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
• 1/2 cup of Salt Water
Place in a spray bottle, shake well and spray! It is that easy!
Check out those pages for the essential oils that will deter those insects.
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