Re: Pest control By: Nekoshema / Novice Jan 01, 2013
Post # 2
there's various natural remedies for most pests. mice and roaches i'm not too sure on, but google it. cleaning and cleansing your house might help. [not saying your house is dirty] it would help rid you of clutter, built up energy, and possible find where they're coming in.
Re: Pest control By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Jan 01, 2013
Post # 3
First thing to do is to make certain that there is no food left out in the open. Food is what attracts both the mice and the roaches. Put things into plastic tubs or bags to keep them out. Make certain there aren't any crumbs etc on counters or the floor. If there are no food sources then they will start looking elsewhere for a home.
Here's a site with a recipe for a natural roach repellent http://www.ehow.com/how_5064512_make-natural-roach-repellent.html
For the mice, if you don't want to use traps that kill or poisoned bait, there are some no-kill mouse traps. Here's a link to a site that shows how to build a trap of your own out of common household items: http://journal.chrisglass.com/2005/09/how_to_catch_a_.html