19 thoughts on “Essential Oil To Get Rid Of Roaches

  1. How to get rid of spiders?
    I have seen a few in my apartment and my daughter has huge ones in her home (she has children). Does any one know of a green way to get rid of these without using harsh chemicals? Thanks—She also has a pet
    I forgot to mention that I’m deathly afraid of them.
    If my daughter got a lizard, her pitt bull would eat it.
    I appreciate the info on green ways to eliminate them. thanks

  2. What is a natural bug deterrent for your vegetable garden?
    Having trouble with the cauliflower and Brussels sprouts

    • Try tea tree oil. You should be able to find it at the local health store under tea tree essential oil or melaleuca alternafolia (I think that is about the right spelling). While you are at it with essential oils I would mix some clove oil in the same mixture and spritz on the mattress etc. Clove oil tends to burn the skin so test somewhere inconspicuous to make sure you don’t screw up the bed. Or you could just try the tea tree first. I have had fantastic results repelling roaches with tea tree oil.

  3. what do roaches hate?
    I mean before we moved in this apartment theres a roach fest going here… i called them skittles cause we cant get rid of em…

    Like what cleaning supplys do they so i could keep buying them ….. can u list them please
    I ment Like What do raoches hate like smell and what kills em besides roach spray

    Name a list that helps me too get the supplys…. and ill use it from now on

    • you figure that outs you will be a millionaire…best you can do is keep the home clean (I have found infestations in hospital rooms) , I get called to homes all the time where people tried everything from bay leaves to different essential oils that was supposed to repel them….if you use an insecticide I would go with a gel bait that is easily placed out of sight…for what it’s worth, boric acid is considered a low toxic option but is many more times than anything an exterminator would use or what you buy off the shelf for roach control, it is definitely is not safe for kids and pets

  4. does anyone know how i can get rid of ants naturally without bug spray?
    i’ve started noticing ants in my bedroom and i dont want the smell of the chemical in my room. i don’t keep food in there and i can figure out where they came from. If any one can help please let me know. please do say squish them there are too many lol

    • Ants do have the annoying habit of appearing in places where you least want/expect them.
      There are a couple of ways to rid them so you have to experiment and see which one works for you:
      1. Try something citrus – verbena, bergamot, citronella. These are all essential oils and a few drops near the source of the infestation usually succeeds. Caution: don’t use citronella if you have cats or dogs in the bedroom.
      2. Leave strips of lemon rind near the source of the ants. Ants cannot tolerate the juice/oils of the lemon.
      3. If you are anywhere near an Asian food market or shop, ask for screwpine leaves a.k.a pandan. These are long, narrow leaves usually used for flavouring food in SE Asia but are known to rid houses of ants, roaches etc. Bruise the leaves lightly to release their juices and scent, tie them loosely in a bunch and leave them near the souce of the ants.
      Hope that helped.

  5. Can roach spray kill bed bug eggs?
    We recently got an embarrassing bed bug problem…we were experimenting with roach spray to see if it would kill the hatched bugs and it killed them on the spot. does this also kill the eggs?

  6. How to get rid of bed bugs?
    Me and my fiance recently found out we have a major infestation of bed bugs. We called the local exterminator. They we giving us an estimate of around $1,000. There is no way we can afford that on our pay. Is there anything we can buy at Home Depot, or other stores that can help us get rid of the little bastards? Also what could I do in case they made their way into my computer?
    Oh, by the way, I do have 2 cats. So I need something that will not harm them.

    • There is a great DIY trap that is shown to be as effective, if not more, than the leading extermination stuff. http://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/bugs.shtml I hope this helps! remember, bed bugs cannot crawl up metal, so you might want to invest in a high metal frame for your bed, instead of wood. Another way to help repel them is through using essential oils. Citronella, rosemary, sage, mint, neem, and lemon are all good repellents, and smell good. dilute with water and sprinkle on your mattress, and linens. (caution, some oils can stain). Although, if you want to play nasty, i recommend diatomacious earth. It is the crushed shells of diatoms, small silicon shelled creatures, so tiny that they do not cut or harm humans or pets, but one swipe against a bugs exoskeleton and they will dehydrate and die. sprinkle it around the edges of the room on the carpet, and especially around your bed. this will also kill spiders, roaches, and every creepy crawly that steps foot onto it.

  7. What can I use that is safe to rid my guinea pig cage of cockroaches?
    It is wood and I took it outside, emptied it of all bedding, etc., and pressure washed it but it is still infested!

    • How to make natural roach repellent. Since, it’s natural, it should be ok for you pig.

      Things You’ll Need:
      Std. size plastic spray bottle
      Peppermint essential oil
      Cypress essential oil
      Salt
      Water

      Step 1
      Take a standard size plastic spray bottle and fill with the following mixture.
      * 1 cup water
      * 1 Tsp. Salt
      * 20 drops Peppermint essential oil
      * 10 drops Cypress essential oil
      Shake well.

      Step 2
      Spray the solution around the floor boards, inside cabinets, and around places of roach and insect entry into your house. It will repel the roaches naturally, and is safe.

      Step 3
      Another alternative to spraying in your house, especially in those locations where you have seen more than one roach, is to soak a cedar chip in the roach repellent you made. Take the cedar chips and place them in the corners and cabinets where you have seen the most roach activity.

  8. Experienced answers only: How to get rid of cock roaches?
    Please do not respond just to get points.I need experienced cock roach conquerors to answer this question. Please do not respond just to get answer points. I have tried boric acid, foggers, pest control services. I still have cockroaches.

  9. I have a Cockroaches/water bugs in my apartment building how can I get rid of them PLEASE HELP ME?
    I live in a four story apt building and I been having some big problems with cockroaches an water bugs.I have a extreme phobia and I am so terrified and paranoid.I will try anything to get rid of them.I saw Riddex and was scared to purchase it cause of reviews,I don’t want to waste money.Also I am 8 months pregnant it’s so stressful scary and I have anxiety I will run trying not to hurt myself plus we have a 3 and 5 year old as well so the sprays and certain things I just can’t use.It’s really hard in a apt building cause everyone don’t maintain the same level of cleanliness,yes I slack off somtime but for the most part I keep it clean and bleach and they still come.I don’t know what to do I need a for sure way to get rid of them.

    • I know the feeling! I moved to the South from the Northwest, never seen a cockroach in my life. I have a 4 month old son and the biggest phobia of cockroaches ever!! I start shaking and I can’t move. I am an herbalist I refuse to use poison in the house. Here are some alternative things I have been doing, which have been working for me (however, I don’t know how bad your infestation is)

      - Buy glass or plastic tupperware, put ALL food that isn’t sealed airtight in it.

      -Boric acid is a safe insecticide, put the powder around baseboards, cracks, crevices, ect. The boric acid penetrates the roaches protective shell, dehydrates it and kills it. You can also mix boric acid with sugar or flour to make it more attractive to them. It can sometimes take a week to kill them, so you’ll have to be patient.

      -wipe your shelves, floors, anywhere you think the cockroaches go with essential oils of one or the following: rosemary, peppermint, eucalyptus

  10. I recently found small, brown, oval shaped eggs or cocoons, not sure which, in one of my cabinets?
    They were anywhere from 5 to 15mms in length and about 2-3mms in width and were a light-brown/brown color. I have looked on google and yahoo images for various eggs and cocoons and the closest thing to them appeared to be a type of fly egg. I can’t be sure though, the eggs I found looked ALMOST like the photos, except they were flat on the bottom, where the eggs in the photo were rounded. The other thing is that I have not seen any flys in my house, there were a few fruit flys back in the summer, but I killed those and haven’t seen any since.

    • Do they look like the photos in the first link below?

      If so I would recommend cleaning everything out of all your cabinets and cleaning them well. I would then purchase roach baits that the roaches have to crawl through and they will take the poison back to their friends and family and you will get rid of all of them. See the second and third links below for a description. After they have had a chance to get the bait I would put some peppermint essential oil or peppermint extract on cotton balls and place those in the cabinets – at least one per cabinet. Make sure you clean up any food spills or crumbs immediately. I would also keep using the baits to make sure they stay away.

  11. What is best to get rid of roach and ants in my Atlanta apartment?
    Our neighbors sprayed their apartment and all of the roaches came into ours from across the breezeway. Also, because of it being summer, I am finding a ton of sugar ants in my boxed food. What are some good ways to get rid of these pests? The apartment management isn’t very prompt with doing anything so I need to take this into my own hands. Also, as a side note I have two cats–an adult and a kitten, and two children.
    Roaches I mean, pardon that! :)

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