Who likes to look at cockroaches moving around in the kitchen? No one! Not only are they nasty but also unhygienic. These tiny yet determined insects tend to come inside when the mercury rises, and they can be a nightmare to get rid of. But fret not! We've enlisted some natural ways to get rid of these pesky insects. Scroll on and get rid of them forever!

Baking Soda And Sugar

Lure them in a trap. Mix equal parts of baking soda with equal parts sugar and sprinkle them in likely areas where you can find roaches. Now, all you need to do is to wait and bait them to eat.

Bay Leaves

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Roaches hate the smell of bay leaves and will force them to come out of their holes. Crush a handful of bay leaves and sprinkle the powder where you know roaches are present or possibly nesting. 

Essential oils

Lavender can make you lull to sleep and peppermint oil can make you feel refreshed, but they can also work on roaches. Mix half a cup of each oil in a spray bottle. Spraying it in closets, drawers, and in every corner will surely get you rid of them.

Lemon

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Lemon is not just a powerful cleaner, but can repel roaches too! Due to pathogenic properties, it keeps the insects away. All you need to is just squeeze a lemon in a spray bottle and spray it in every corner. You can also grind up lemon peels and place them on the ground.

Cucumber

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Apparently, cats, dogs, cockroaches, and ants can't tolerate the smell of cucumber. If you want your pet inside and the ants and the roaches outside, cut a cucumber in small slices and place them on every corner.

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Borax And Sugar

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Borax is highly poisonous to roaches. Mixing borax with sugar is like serving rasmalai with creepy insects on it. Mix 3 tablespoon of borax with one tablespoon of sugar and just bait them to eat. The sugar is just a way to get the roaches to take the bait.

So, prepare these solutions and be ready to attack the moment you spot it.

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