5 Natural Cockroach Repellents

5 Natural Cockroach Repellents

If you’re having cockroach issues, don’t worry – you’re not alone! Roaches tend to seek warmth during the winter months and head straight inside your home. Our team has lots of remedies for getting rid of roaches, but most cockroach repellents have harsh chemicals. If you’re looking to tackle these creepy crawlies with a more natural remedy, try one of these 5 natural cockroach repellents. 

1. Cayenne, Garlic, and Onion Powder

Try heading over to your spice rack to concoct the perfect mixture to ward off the roaches! Walk around your home and sprinkle all cockroach-prone areas with this spice mixture. Cockroaches can’t stand the smell of these spices and will avoid all areas sprinkled with them. 

2. Tea Tree Oil 

Tea tree oil is an essential oil that is known for its ability to fend off bugs of all kinds. For roaches, try making this DIY mixture at home in a spray bottle and spraying it throughout your home: 

• 1/4 cup of tea tree oil 

• 2 cups of water 

3. Borax and Sugar 

Combining borax and sugar is a very effective combination that kills off roaches. The right combination is about three parts borax to one part sugar. Once you combine the two ingredients, sprinkle it around your home to keep the roaches at bay. 

4. Diatomaceous Earth (DE) 

Diatomaceous Earth is a natural repellent composed of fossilized algae. When roaches come into the repellent, it dehydrates their exoskeletons. There are a few ways that you can use DE around your home; you can either sprinkle it or use it as bait in concentrated areas where you are experiencing roach issues. 

5. Baking Soda 

Baking soda is a cheap and effective way to get rid of roaches. A great DIY roach bait is to dice up a handful of onions and sprinkle them with baking soda. The smell of the onion will entice the cockroaches, and the baking soda will kill them.   

If none of these natural repellents seem to be working for you, then it might be time to call in the Bug Guys! Reach out to our bug experts here or give us a call at 706-309-0881.