Natural Ways To Get Rid of Roaches At Home

There are natural ways to get rid of roaches at home. You don’t necessarily have to use extremely harsh chemicals on them, as they can be expensive and harmful to you. Applying these natural methods to remove roaches from your home may be longer and more tasking, but I believe that it is worth it for the sake of your family, especially the kids.


4 Natural Ways To Get Rid of Roaches At Home


Boric Acid


Boric acid is considered safe to use at home. You don’t have to worry about your kids, save for some skin irritations if mishandled, yet it is very effective. To make the item, mix powdered sugar with boric acid in a ratio of 1:3. The roaches will be drawn to the sugar and feed on it along with boric acid. Pretty easy and fast.

Of course, you should sprinkle the powdered milk on areas often dominated by roaches.

Wet Coffee Grounds


This is more or less a trap set for animals at their drinking place. Here’s what you need to set it up:

  • 2 large jars of glass
  • Wet coffee grounds
  • Water
  • 2 small cups


  1. Pour water in the large jars until halfway full.
  2. Put the coffee grounds inside the 2 small cups.
  3. Place each of the cups in each of the large jars. 
  4. Position the jars where roaches are mostly seen.

Roaches are easily attracted by smell, and it’s only a matter of time before the aroma of coffee grounds lure them into the jar. And soon as they are in it, there’s no way to get out. All you have to do is check your trap daily to discard dead roaches. Make new ones daily; they never learn.

Liquid Fabric Softener


Roaches breathe via the lower part of their body. Thus, when fabric softener is spritzed on them, they experience breathing difficulties and suffocate to death. I hope that doesn’t make you a murderer.

Materials Needed:

  • Water
  • Fabric softener
  • Spray container


  • Mix the liquid fabric softener with water in a ratio of 3:2. 
  • Pour the mixture into a spray bottle.
  • Spritz on roaches whenever you see them. Roaches are fast, though, so this can be a running exercise that’ll help lose weight. 
  • Do try to Target the head & lower mid-region of the roaches for maximum damage.

Solution of Ammonia & Water


Ammonia may not kill roaches, but it will send them packing due to its sharp smell, which they strongly detest. To make the solution, simply mix 2 small cups of ammonia with 1 container of water.

To use the solution, wash every surface in the kitchen & bathroom every day. As promised, roaches will pack out of your home in no time at all.

Concluding The Natural Ways To Get Rid of Roaches At Home


There are several other natural ways to get rid of roaches at home, all of which are easy to make, cost nothing & much safer for use at home. Examples include catnip, Listerine spray, soapy water, and baking soda. The list continues. All these make excellent gear to have at home. Bid farewell to roaches today.