- Wipe out all possible nesting grounds, such as piles of newspapers or cardboard boxes.
- Cockroaches can live up to a month without food, but will last only a week without water, so be sure to keep your home dry.
- Wipe surfaces with a mixture of water and a few drops of tea tree oil, or dip cotton balls into tea tree oil and leave them in the corners of the home to deter cockroaches.
- Mix three parts fabric softener with two parts water and use it as a pesticide spray.
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