Epsom salt can help repel cockroaches from your home. Start by mixing equal parts Epsom salt and water in a spray bottle and spray it around the perimeter of your home, target the areas where cockroaches have been seen. The salt will create an inhospitable environment for the cockroaches, causing them to stay away from your home. In addition, the scent of the salt can be a deterrent for cockroaches. You can also sprinkle a light dusting of Epsom salt around baseboards, doorways, and windowsills to create a natural barrier that will keep cockroaches away.
Keep the area well ventilated to help the salt dry and prevent mold from growing.
Be sure to reapply the Epsom salt mixture every few weeks to keep the deterrent effect strong.
Also consider sealing up any cracks or holes where cockroaches could enter your home.
Be sure to vacuum regularly to remove any dead cockroaches and eggs.
Additionally, be sure to remove any food sources that cockroaches may be attracted to, such as crumbs or food scraps.
In addition to using Epsom salt, there are a few other natural methods that can be used to keep cockroaches away from your home:
Diatomaceous earth: This powdery substance is made from fossilized algae and can be sprinkled around your home to kill cockroaches. The diatomaceous earth will pierce the exoskeleton of the cockroaches, causing them to dehydrate and die.
Baking soda: Baking soda can be used as a bait to kill cockroaches.