Cockroaches, with their creepy appearance are one of the most disgusting insects and they can be found everywhere in our house, feeding with everything they find.
Cockroaches or just roaches despite the fact that are one of the most disgusting insects are one of the most resistant types of bugs and their adaptability for all kind of conditions is extremely high. These bugs which are omnivores (eating both plant-based and animal-based foods) can live without food or water for more than a month.
Did you know that this insects, beside their creepy appearance, are known carriers of diseases such as salmonella, dysentery and gastroenteritis (stomach flu) are leaving chemical trace markers in their droppings as a communication method and this is one of the reasons why they are able to infest a certain area so fast.
Cockroaches are considered as health hazard. They carry a bacteria that can contaminate your food and thus make you sick. They can contaminate food with their waste and the bacteria they are carrying may cause food poisoning, diarrhea and even staphylococcal infections. Traditional methods of their elimination, such as usage of synthetic chemicals is additional health hazard.
In this article we present one trick, a natural cockroach repellent, that will help you to get rid of this disgusting insects. This repellent, which is 100% natural and is kids and pet friendly, because does not contain dangerous synthetic toxins, does not kills them, it simply drives them away because the smell is unbearable for them. We advise to place bay leaves ( laurel branches) in every corner of your home.
Natural Cockroach Repellent
This aromatic leaves are used in cooking. Both fresh or dried bay leaves are used in cooking for their distinctive flavor and for their fragrance too. That same fragrance, that strong smell is the key in this trick against cockroaches. bay leaves may smell and taste excellent for us, humans, but for cockroaches they have very unpleasant smell which makes bay leaves perfect natural repellent, even PETA vouches for their use as a non-violent method of dealing with them.
Simple place bay leaves all around your home, at all corners in each room and especially your kitchen and your bathroom. This natural repellent is perfect for your kitchen, because does not contain chemicals and is completely safe. Make sure you add few extra leaves in this area because in most critical place. You can also place some bay leaves in your garden too or your balcony. You can use both fresh or dry bay leaves, but crushed dry leaves are recommended because they have stronger smell. You can also fill open containers and bowls with few leaves. Also, don’t forget your basement too if you live in house.
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