Ever woke up at night to the sound of running legs on your carpet, turn on the light and see some roaches staring at you? I know that feeling! This is why we have come up with a guide on how to get rid of roaches overnight.
To get you started, here are some of the home remedies for getting rid of cockroaches overnight:
- Baking soda and onions
- Duct tape
- Diatomaceous earth
- Cornstarch and Plaster of Paris
- Petroleum jelly
- Ammonia or Bleach (in drains)
- Boric acid and peanut butter
- Cockroach cookies
How to Get Rid of Roaches Overnight Effectively
Here are some of the best effective roach control methods that will kill cockroaches overnight, and show you the most infested areas to hit again
Get Rid of Roaches With Baking Soda and Onions
This is the easiest, fastest and most common home remedy for cockroach control. Baking soda and onions are two common household items you most likely already have in your kitchen or fridge.
To prepare this solution, simply dice a handful of onion, sprinkle baking soda, and viola! An awesome, natural roach-killing horsd’oeuvre to serve anywhere roaches like to dine.
Duct Tape: The Simplest Sticky Trap for overnight success
The duct tape trap is one of the old-school cockroach traps method that is uses simple ingredients to reduce roach population.
To set up the trap, you will need:
1 upside-down strip of duct tape and
1 piece of food.
You can spread these strips all over your home. This is one of the most effective cockroach killer home remedy that work wonder. It will eliminate all your roaches overnight, and show you the most infested areas to strike again.
Boric Acid and Peanut Butter
Boric acid is super effective when it comes to killing roaches. With little more than a spinkle on the floor, boric acid serves as an all-natural poison to reduce the population of cockroaches in a small number of days. Or, spread a dusting on a paper plate and bait it right in the middle with a piece of orange peel.
A mix of peanut butter and boric acid is enough to eliminate an entire colony.
Yummy Roach Cookies
By combining raw cookie dough with boric acid, you make a no-bake cookie that is 100% effective at controlling roaches in your home or workplace.
Diatomaceous Earth for the Win
It’s not as common as baking soda, but if you have a pool at home, you mist likely have a tub or two of diatomaceous earth (DE) sitting next to its filter.
You should only buy food-grade DE! DE is a working cockroach killer. All you need to get started is a light dusting to damage the cockroach external skeleton and dehydrate it to death.
To mix this solution:
You should mix equal parts DE and powdered sugar and spread across a very light coating on all at-risk surfaces to kill any cockroaches craving sweets!
DE is natural but even the food-grade variety can hurt your lungs if you breathe it in. Putting on a protective mask when administering DE is recommended.
Kill Roaches with Borax
Borax acid is one easy yet working powder that is effective as hell. You can use this laundry product as one ingredient in a bunch of roach-killing recipes, from borax and sugar to borax ball and cocoa dusts.
Cornstarch Plus Plaster of Paris
When you mix these two household products in equal parts, you have a great roach killer in little time. These mixture will both attract and kill them fast.
Once mixed, apply it in crevices, cracks and places you believe cockroaches are hiding.
Petroleum Jelly Roach Trap
Petroleum jelly does not repel or harm cockroaches. However, it can be used to trap them.
Pick an empty jar, wine bottle or beer bottle. Next, you place a little bait at the bottom. Next, you rub petroleum jelly all around the upper half of the inside of the bottle or jar.
Tape a straw or bookmark to the outside as a ramp. That way, cockroaches can climb in for the food but will be unable to climb back out!
Ammonia or Bleach to Kill and Keep Out
At times, roaches might seek refuge in your drains and you don’t need to trap them to kill them there. Simply pour ¼ cup of bleach into the drain and plug it! After 30 minutes, unplug and flush it with lots of water.
Note: Care should be exercised when you handle bleach.
A mix of ammonia and water dumped down the drain also tells other cockroaches to stay away with it strong smell. Plus, a thorough cleaning with ammonia is a sign to cockroaches that “there is no food around”.