Top 25 Remedies For Natural Pest Control

Natural Organic Pest Control Remedies For Cockroaches, Ants and Mice

Remedies For Natural Pest Control

A pest infestation in your home can be frustrating, but it doesn’t have to ruin your life. There are many DIY natural solutions that you can try which are eco-friendly. The following is a list of the top 25 natural pest control techniques and remedies you can try in your own home. Test them out before you call a pest control company, or you can use them to manage infestations in between visits. If the pests are stubborn you may need stronger chemicals, Pro Pest Control Brisbane uses pesticides which offer a 100% removal guarantee.


  1. Table Salt

Table salt is an inexpensive remedy for cockroaches. You can use it as more of a repellent than a destroyer. To use salt, you simply sprinkle it wherever you don’t want the pest to go. You can use as much or as little as you like. The cockroaches will crawl away from it.

  1. Peppermint

Peppermint is wonderful for us, but it can be deadly for a pest. Cockroaches breathe through their skin, so a shot of peppermint is like an acid bath to them. Use the peppermint in a way that makes you comfortable. You can create a spray that you can hit them with when you see them. You can spread peppermint oil on the walls, or you can burn it so that the smell of your home disturbs the intruders.

  1. Pest Drought

Cockroaches need water to survive, which is why you will always find them in places like the kitchen and bathroom. Finding creative ways to cut them off from all sources of water is a great way to rid yourself of the issue.

  1. Soap and Water

A dish soap and water mix can quickly destroy the cockroach’s little pest body and breathing mechanism. All you need to do is put the elements in a spray bottle and spray away.

  1. Eucalyptus

You can have a lot of fun using eucalyptus to kill cockroaches. All things that are in the “menthol” family can hurt them. Try some of these ideas:

  • Pour Epsom salt on the floor
  • Spread eucalyptus oil on the walls
  • Put eucalyptus oil in a spray bottle
  1. Baking soda

Baking soda costs about $.50 in the store. Just put some on the floor and wait for the pest to eat it. It will die. You can mix some sugar into it if you want to increase the likelihood of its digestion.

  1. Boric Acid

Boric acid is straight-up poison to the pest. There’s no trickery needed at first. Just pour it in the:

  • Cracks
  • Crevices
  • Floors
  • Area underneath doors


  1. Death by Cocoa

If your cockroaches are especially annoying, you can give them a cocoa death treat. Mix flour, cocoa powder and boric acid. Leave it out so that they will smell it and think that they are in cockroach heaven. Allow them to feast upon the tasty cocoa acid. You’ll see the results within days.


  1. White Vinegar

Both white vinegar and apple cider vinegar are destructive to ants. All you need to do to rid yourself of ants is put it in a spray bottle and spray the pest. You can mix the solution with water if you want to use it on your baseboards and such.

  1. Tainted Syrup

Boric acid isn’t just for cockroaches. It kills ants, as well. The best way to get ants to come so that you can kill them is to leave a little piece of tainted food. Leave your ant family a nice piece of a waffle with syrup, but put a special boric acid topping on it for them.

  1. Tainted Bread

A piece of bread works just like a waffle. Dress it up for the ants with a sprinkle of death.

  1. Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper is great for burning a pest, and it works for a number of intruders. Leaving it in the corners of your floors will run off ants and cockroaches alike.

  1. Meticulousness

Being tidy and meticulous can keep the pest away. After all, ants come looking for food. Don’t leave any food for them to get. Vacuum relentlessly, clean with bleach and remove trash from the home frequently.

  1. Cinnamon

Cinnamon is tasty to people, but it’s dangerous to the ant. If you’re having an issue with ants, you can sprinkle some cinnamon in their secret dwelling places.

  1. Charcoal

Powered charcoal is one of the best pest repellents. Buy some and watch how quickly it works.

  1. Turmeric

You can buy some turmeric at the local Walmart for less than $3 and get rid of your pest in a spicy way. Many people say that it works.

  1. Garlic

Garlic doesn’t just kill vampires. It hurts ants, too. You can use garlic in any of these forms:

  • Garlic salt
  • Minced garlic
  • Raw garlic

You can make a garlic spray, but it’s probably better if you just leave pieces of garlic where the pest dwells. Be careful not to leave it out so long that it rots, however.


  1. A Cat

The cat is one the best removers of mice that you can buy. Created to rid the world of pests, the cat will not only kill the mouse but will also proudly drag its carcass over to you so that you can see the wonderful thing that she has done. Additionally, your cat will naturally slay other pest species such as cockroaches and perhaps ants.

  1. Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil works for mice the same way it works for roaches and ants. You have a creative license to use it however you like.

  1. Mothballs

Good old-fashioned mothballs will repel many pests, including mice. You can find them at your local convenience store, pharmacy or department store.

  1. Instant Potatoes

Experimenters say that instant potatoes will expand in the mouse’s stomach and kill it. Invest in an instant potato pest meal today.

  1. Steel Wool Treats

This may not kill the pest, but it will hurt its teeth and make it not want to return. You can try leaving little pieces around where you think the mice enter.

  1. Onions

Onions do a little bit more to mice than simply make them cry. Rid yourself of this unwelcome pest by cutting some onions and serving them on a platter.

  1. Peanut Butter

Mice love peanut butter, so you have to use it in conjunction with a mouse trap that will snap shut on it as soon as it tries to eat the peanut butter.

  1. Balsam Fir Essential Oil

Mice will absolutely hate the smell of balsam fir essential. Therefore, you’ll want to burn it every chance you get as a pest repellent.

Wrap Up

Now you know some of the top remedies that you can use to eliminate pests in your home. Try some of them today and see if the quality of your life improves.

Let us know wat other DIY pest treatment remedies that work for you? Let us know in the comments below.

Published by Nick Favreau.