It’s no secret that many people hate cockroaches. A flying cockroach is enough to send women (and sometimes even men) screaming at the top of their lungs, and taking cover under blankets.
Apart from being creepy and annoying, cockroaches also pose dangers to people’s health. According to the National Pest Management Association, these pests can trigger asthma attacks and allergic reactions. The cockroach’s saliva, feces and decomposing body contains an allergen protein that can set off asthma and allergies particularly in kids.
Not only that, they can also transmit serious ailments by spreading bacteria in your home. They could carry 33 kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms, and seven kinds of human pathogens. The bacteria they carry can cause food poisoning.
In other words, cockroaches do not belong to your or anybody else’s home. To keep them off your abode, you must heed the tips mentioned in the post below, which entails the use of essential oils and other natural ways. Using chemicals to get rid of cockroaches is never a good idea since these contain toxic substances that could also endanger your family’s health.
Essential oils are effective natural repellents for cockroaches. In the post, you’ll find a basic recipe on how to make your own non-toxic cockroach spray with the use of peppermint and cypress essential oils.
Here are more tips on how to prevent cockroach infestation in your home:
- Keep your home clean. These pests love mess and dirt. The best way to make them feel unwelcome in your home is to keep it spic and span. Take out the trash before going to sleep. Wash the dishes everyday and don’t leave them there overnight.
- Don’t keep cardboard at home. Cockroaches love cartons and cardboards. Put these away in sealed containers in your storeroom or bring them to the recycling center.
- Seal up the cracks inside your home so that the pests won’t have a way of coming in. Use a cheap caulking gum to bar the openings.
- Food scraps should not be left on the table. These should be placed in sealed containers inside the refrigerator.
Use these tips to ensure that you don’t start living with these dreadful little critters.