How to Get Rid of German Roaches with Natural Home Remedies
German roaches are quite a hassle to deal with and you to nip the infestation in the bud or else the German roach population will grow like wildfire. Here are our top suggestions for getting rid of German roaches with natural home remedies.
1. Sprinkle Diatomaceous Earth
Grab some food-grade diatomaceous earth and sprinkle it where you think the German roaches would hide or pass by frequently. It may also help to spread some food-grade diatomaceous earth along the floor of the kitchen. This naturally-occurring powder can kill roaches by absorbing the oils and fats from the insect’s exoskeleton.
2. Vacuum Your House like Crazy
Household pests like German roaches don’t enter your home without a reason. It’s highly likely that they found sufficient food source while roaming your house. It’s extremely important to keep your house sparkling clean by vacuuming off all the dirt and debris from the floor. It’s also important to get take out the trash regularly. You don’t want the food waste odor to seep through the house.
3. Set up a Duct Tape Trap
Grab five or six inches of duct tape then fold over half an inch on both ends of the duct tape so you can easily pick it up. Next, place a tiny dab of peanut butter in the middle of the tape and place the tape where you think the German roaches are likely to be found. You should hopefully find some trapped German roaches on the duct tape surface by the next day.
4. Trap the Roaches in a Jar
Get an old jar and dab some peanut butter to the bottom to lure the roaches in. Smear Vaseline along the inside of the jar to prevent the roaches from escaping. Place the jar in a secure spot. This also works well for German roach infestations that are happening in the car. If everything goes to plan then the jar should be filled with roaches after a day or two. Kill the trapped German roaches then empty the jar to repeat the process.