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Raising Vegetarian Children
by Jo Stepaniak, M.S.Ed., & Vesanto Melina M.S., R.D.

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Getting Rid of Roaches

question.gif - 1.4 K What can I do to humanely get rid of cockroaches?

answer.gif - 1.3 K There are several steps you can take to rid your home of cockroaches. First and foremost, do a thorough cleaning. The cleaner your home, the easier it will be to send the roaches packing. Concentrate on areas that are not regularly cleaned, such as under and around the refrigerator and stove.

Second, as much as possible, eliminate the roaches' food and water supplies. Never leave leftovers or dirty dishes out overnight. Do not store compost (or foodstuffs intended for composting) in or near the house. Empty trash containers every evening, and store garbage cans, tightly covered, away from the house.

Third, seal off all cracks in your home, especially around the kitchen and bathroom. Roaches can move about in the tiniest of cracks, and actually seek them out. Use any caulking labeled for indoor purposes. It's not a difficult task, and certainly is worth the effort.

Fourth, use the following mixture of natural ingredients as a cockroach repellent. Do not spray it directly on cockroaches as it would be lethal to them. Mix equal amounts of tea tree oil, rosemary oil, and citronella oil, then combine with water using 1 part oil mixture to 6 parts water. Put in a spray bottle and mist it on all the places that the cockroaches enter your home, paying particular attention to areas around plumbing. Be sure to include under the sinks in the bathroom and kitchen, behind the stove and refrigerator, and along baseboards.

If you do not live in a single dwelling house, you will need to enlist the assistance of your neighbors. If you live in a home or apartment that has shared walls, it will be next to impossible to successfully eradicate cockroaches without your neighbors' full cooperation. Even though you may not be able to rid your building of roaches, you may be able to deter them from entering your apartment by using the above methods. Combining all of these steps may be your best bet for safely and compassionately banishing your "uninvited guests."




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