How To Get Rid of Roaches Naturally

POSTED: July 12th, 2013, LAST UPDATED: January 15th, 2016


If you want to know how to get rid of cockroaches without expensive and nasty chemicals, you’ve come to the right place! The technique below is cheap, chemical/fume free and natural…

What You Need:

  • Borax
  • Sugar

What you do:

  • Mix the borax and sugar in equal quantities. The amount you make will be dependent on how large the area is you want to treat. TIP – It is important to keep this mixture dry; borax loses its effectiveness when it gets wet.
  • Apply the mixture to where cockroaches are found – behind cupboards, cookers, refrigerators and sinks etc; anywhere you have seen cockroaches.
  • Reapply the mixture until the cockroaches are all gone.
  • Job done!


This technique works because the roaches are attracted to the sugar, and when the consuming it they also consume the borax. Simply put – borax kills them when they eat it!

Keep borax and this mixture away from children and pets.

This mixture can also be used in the home to kill ants.

(Photo from: Furryscaly)