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How to drive away cockroaches: three proven grandmother's methods

Yulia PoteriankoLife
Cockroaches don't like camphor, turpentine, and boric acid

Cockroaches in your home are not just another insect that you can ignore. Due to their way of feeding, they deal with waste and therefore carry fungal spores, helminth eggs, other insect pests, pathogenic bacteria, and other unpleasant things on their feet. In addition, they reproduce extremely quickly, and a pair can soon turn into a whole swarm.

However, even our grandmothers had a whole list of effective ways to fight cockroaches. OBOZREVATEL has collected them in one article.

Ammonia

The strong smell of this product is immediately repulsive to insects. They try to stay away from ammonia. To prepare a liquid that will drive away cockroaches, you need to dilute ammonia in a bucket in the proportion of 1 tablespoon of the product per liter of water and wash the floor with this solution. It can also be used to treat ventilation holes and other channels through which pests can enter the home.

Boric acid

In cockroaches, the substance causes severe damage to the nervous system, which paralyzes them, and they die. This "treat" should be mixed with something tasty for the insects. For example, mashed potatoes, egg yolk, or bread crumbs. Then you make balls out of the mixture and place them in the corners where cockroaches are most often seen. You can also sprinkle boric acid powder along baseboards and under plumbing fixtures.

Turpentine

Another "fragrant" product that repels cockroaches. You just need to lubricate the cracks in which insects often hide, as well as vents and baseboards. You need to wear gloves to treat your home with turpentine, do not touch your face in the process, and make sure that pets do not come near the turpentine.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you how to get rid of mosquitoes in your home.

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