Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Use Garlic to Repel Vampires and Cockroaches Too

Although cockroaches are not overly aggressive or destructive, they can potentially carry a variety of sickness and disease; and infect your home and food.

Expressing concern for family members and pets, many homeowners are apprehensive about introducing harsh chemicals into their environment; to eliminate the threat of cockroaches. Instead, many people are searching for proven home remedies and natural alternatives, to the established and traditional pest control treatments.

Believe it or not, when it comes to resilient pests like cockroaches (and even vampires), garlic operates as a natural pest control method and effective repellant. Cockroaches dislike extremely strong smells and tastes, and few items in the kitchen or home; have as powerful a smell as garlic. By creating a garlic and water mixture and spraying suspected cockroach areas, or by simply placing the cloves of garlic in places where cockroaches have been seen; homeowners can deter an infestation of these unwanted invaders.

As you can imagine, the only drawback to this approach is the smell. Some may find the odor too offensive, and as such it may not be an effective strategy for everyone.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! It's hard to believe, that such an offensive pest, could be offended and deterred; using such a natural solution. Although this approach works to prevent cockroaches from travelling about the home, pest control services might still be necessary, to effectively eliminate the pest problem.