There is a big development going on across the road and as a result we (and the houses around us) have infestations of cockroaches, ants and spiders. What is a way I can keep them away without using chemical sprays? Thanks.


Posted anonymously, 17th November 2015


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  • I’d look into a professional spray service that offers natural remedy’s.



  • I’ve heard spraying lavender oil across thresholds can work?



  • yeah not sure, google it. i think that you need a proper guy to come in and secure your yard. it will stop things walking into your yard and then house.



  • There may be some companies that do natural alternatives – maybe do some investigating?



  • In circumstances like these, I woul find it very difficult to imagine a non chemical option.



  • Not really sure of any natural ways to keep them under control. I use Mortein bug bombs. Their effects last for up to 3 months and I’ve found them to brilliant at keeping the bugs away



  • I wish I knew as we are having problems with insects too! Hope some mums have some good answers.


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