Natural Repellents For Cockroaches

It’s the dream of every homeowner to have a home free from pest infestation. A cockroach infestation can affect the quality of life you and your family live. Cocroach-free environment can be achieved through natural repellents. The most efficient way to keep cockroaches out of your home is by eliminating things that attract them in the first place (keep in mind that not all food sources will work for this purpose). There are also various products which can be purchased in order to keep roaches away, but if you own pets or children, using strong chemical solutions may be dangerous. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of these “natural” control methods that use everyday ingredients and products, as well as several “do-it-yourself” recipes that you can use to eliminate cockroaches from your home.

Natural Repellents For Cockroaches

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is one of the most effective natural cockroach repellents. It contains linalool, which is toxic to cockroaches. In addition, lavender also has antimicrobial properties and can be used as a natural disinfectant. A study by Purdue University showed that this essential oil was effective at keeping roaches away from an area.[1]

Another study by the National University of Singapore found that the aroma of lavender repels cockroaches.[2] This effect was even greater when combined with geranium oil or another type on peppermint oil.[3] Lavender’s unique smell makes it ideal for your home because it can help keep pests away while also adding some character to your space!

Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass essential oil is an effective cockroach repellent, and it’s nontoxic to humans, so you can use it in your home without worrying about the safety of your family or pets. Lemongrass essential oil can be used in a spray bottle or diffuser to ward off cockroaches.

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint essential oil is a natural cockroach repellent that can be used in your home. It’s safe to use around pets and children, and it won’t harm the environment.

  • Peppermint oil repels cockroaches by irritating their skin when it comes in contact with them. The mint scent is offensive to these pests, which causes them to stay away from areas where it’s been applied. The best ways to use peppermint essential oil are:
  • Mixing it with water or vodka and spraying it on baseboards or other places around your home where you’ve seen signs of roaches
  • Spraying a cotton ball full of peppermint oil with water, then placing this cotton ball in various locations throughout your house

Tea Tree Essential Oil

  • Tea tree essential oil is a natural insect repellent. It contains compounds that cockroaches don’t like, so they avoid it.
  • To repel cockroaches with tea tree oil: Apply tea tree oil to the baseboards of your home and around windowsills, along the floorboards, and in other places where you often see roaches (or where you suspect they might be hiding). You can also use toothpicks to apply small drops of tea tree oil directly on roach bodies.
  • To effectively use this method, mix one part water with two parts alcohol or vegetable glycerin (which is also used in many commercial repellents) to create an effective spray for killing them or driving them away from your house. The solution should be mixed fresh every time it’s used because its effectiveness will fade over time if left sitting around too long before being sprayed on areas where roaches have been seen or suspected.

Cedarwood Essential Oil

Cedarwood essential oil is one of the most effective natural repellents for cockroaches. It can be used in a variety of ways to keep roaches out of your home, including:

  • Adding a few drops to your washing machine when you do laundry.
  • Mixing with soap and water as a spray for surfaces in the home.

Cedarwood essential oil is available online at many retailers and retails for about $10 per bottle (8 ounces). If you have an extreme infestation that won’t go away with natural repellents, call an exterminator or pest control professional instead.

Natural essential oils can help to repel cockroaches.

If you’re looking for a natural, safe and effective way to repel cockroaches, look no further than essential oils. Essential oils are derived from plants and can be used as an alternative to chemical-based insecticides. They are considered non-toxic as well as easy to use and can help you get rid of your roach infestation without causing harm to yourself or your family members. Here are some of the best essential oil options for battling this annoying pest:

  • Clove oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Eucalyptus oil

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