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How to Quickly Get Rid of Cockroaches at Home

Get rid of them permanently.

Pretend all you want, but there is no
arguing the fact that cockroaches make
your skin crawl. These silent creepers thread
all over your home under the cloak of
darkness, spread diseases and are undeniably
difficult to exterminate. Here are some things
you can do on your own to rid yourself of these
pesky creatures.

"Bunch several pandan leaves together, knot them up and place them in your kitchen or anywhere else you suspect cockroaches may be hiding at."

1. Keep your home dry.
Cockroaches love damp and dark places. That is
why bathrooms and kitchens are some of their
favourite places to live and breed at. Before
you go to bed at night, give your kitchen a
wipe down to ensure none of the countertops,
windowsills and dish racks are wet.

2. Pandan leaves.
Bunch several pandan leaves together, knot
them up and place them in your kitchen or
anywhere else you suspect cockroaches may be
hiding at. It is believed that cockroaches do not
like the smell of pandan. Do not forget to throw
out the pandan when it wilts and to replace
them with fresh ones.




3. Trash it.
Ensure you take out the trash on a daily basis.
Even a miniscule amount of food that is left
in the trash will attract roaches. Additionally,
get trash bins that have lids instead of those
without.

4. Citrus items.
It is said that cockroaches are repelled by the
smell of citrus products. When you clean, get
citrusy smelling products instead of scentless
ones. You can also make a simple cleaning
concoction at home by mixing vinegar, water
and lemon juice into a spray bottle.

The rule of thumb is to ensure that your home is spotless. This will help repel not just cockroaches but other pests as well such as ants, rodents and termites. Another faster way to terminate them for good is to get in touch with an exterminator. Go to page 118 for some recommendations.