The presence of cockroaches in a home can make our lives an ordeal. As well as being repulsive, they can be dangerous if they come into contact with our food or skin. There are countless ways to get rid of them, but most involve the use of toxic substances. If you want a natural solution to eliminate cockroaches, here are five plants that will keep them at bay.
Five plants that keep cockroaches away. Where to put them?
Before we move on to exterminating cockroaches, it might be useful to know more about them. First of all, there are sewer cockroaches and common cockroaches.
Common Cockroaches are brown, fast and small and have the ability to fly. In contrast, sewer cockroaches are black, slow and large. Both, however, are a real nightmare and we should eliminate them as soon as we notice their presence.
As well as their decorative role, plants can be real cockroach fighters. Here are some plants you can use against these pests:
These plants are brightly colored and have a distinctive smell that repels cockroaches and mosquitoes. If your house is surrounded by a garden, you can plant them next to vegetables like tomatoes, cabbage or melons. The compounds in marigolds are used in many chemicals against cockroaches and mosquitoes.
These plants are also known as natural pesticides. They are easy to plant and also grow well in pots. They love sunlight, are easy to care for and need soil with medium moisture.
Lemon grass (Citronella)
This plant has a strong fragrance that repels pests. It can be kept both in pots and in the garden. Its strong scent keeps insects away.
Garlic is not only a flavoring ingredient, but can also be an effective pest fighter. Garlic is said to ward off evil spirits in the home and is certainly an effective way to get rid of cockroaches too.
This plant forms beautiful, sprawling bushes with round leaves and large-petalled colorful flowers. It is a lover of damp places and has a beneficial effect on surrounding plants as well. It is also an effective fighter against insect pests. Plant in early spring in direct sunlight.