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How to Keep Roaches Away from Bed While You Sleep (Complete Guide)

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You should hear my daughter scream whenever she sees a cockroach. Well, I don’t scream with her mainly because it will be embarrassing for both me and my daughter to be screaming because of such a little creature. How a cockroach can manage to be so disgusting beats me.

The most disgusting part is waking up to its scratchy crawl on your body. If you are unlucky enough to touch it, the smell will send you to the bathroom for a midnight bath.

If you are like me, then you are surely eager to find out how to keep these nasty creatures away from you while you sleep. You won’t be disappointed because that is exactly what I am going to do here. Ew! Roaches!

Cockroaches are not just disgusting, they can also carry diseases. Thankfully, there are a number of ways of keeping roaches away while you sleep. For me, the best solution is not to have them in your home at all. This way, you won’t need to bother about keeping them away from you bed. However, since the goal is to keep them away your best bet will be repellents.

Keeping roaches away while you sleep means using a method that will be safe for you while repelling the bugs. A good option to look at is this Ultrasonic Pest Repeller. It does not kill the pests but emits ultrasound that drives them nuts, such that they can’t get away from you fast enough. You can also pour one cup of water into a spray can, add 10 drops of peppermint oil and 8 drops of cypress oil. Spray this around your bed and you and yours can enjoy your beauty sleep without interruption.

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How to Keep Roaches Away from Your Bed

Like I stated at the beginning of this article, the best way to keep roaches away from your bed is to keep them away from your house.

So, while we will look at methods you can use to keep these roaches way from your bed, I will start by looking at one method for keeping them away from your home.

Exterminate them Using Gel Baits

This might sound harsh, but hey, those roaches have caused enough problems already. Many people don’t like using insecticides because of the toxic residue most of them leave behind. You can however get rid of these bugs by using gel baits which are safer.

These baits like the Advion Cockroach Gel Bait are just too irresistible to the bugs. The roaches suck the gel up not knowing they are having their last supper and they either die right there or they crawl back to their nest to die.

It doesn’t end there though. Each one that dies can take up to 40 more with it. The nasty bugs feed on their dead mates (how gross!) and in doing so, they also ingest the gel. With continuous use, you will clear out their nests, freeing your home of them.

Electronic Repellers

Let’s now come back to repellents. These will not kill the bugs but will drive them crazy and have them (and other pests) running from your home.

The electronic repellers emit ultrasounds that cause great discomfort to the bugs and other pests. It, however, has no adverse effect on humans and pets.

A good example is the Ultrasonic Pest Repeller which has been proven to be very effective in repelling roaches, rats, mice and more. Having this in your room is a sure way of keeping the roaches far away.

Essential Oils

Another way to effectively repel roaches without causing any harm or discomfort to yourself is the use of essential oils. Though you may love the smell of some of these oils, roaches and other bugs can’t just understand what you love about them because they absolutely hate the smell of it!

Spraying your room and around your bed with a mix of one cup of water, 10 drops of pure 100% peppermint oil and 8 drops of cypress oil will permeate your space with a fragrance that you may make you feel relaxed but believe me, relaxed is the last thing the roaches that were planning to come pay you a visit will be.

That smell will make it clear to them that you are a bad host and they are not welcome to spend the night.

Can Cockroaches Climb?

Oh yes, they can! Because of its claws, it will climb almost any surface with ease. It will only find it difficult to climb very smooth surfaces like glass because it won’t be able to have any grip.

Do Cockroaches Climb Beds?

I wish I could tell you otherwise but roaches can climb your bed with ease.

There is no part of your bed it won’t be able to climb unless that part is made of very smooth glass.

How to Prevent Cockroaches in Bedroom

The first thing to do is to make your room unwelcome for them. Clean out any food or water sources around your room. Ensure your room is sparkling clean and free of wall cracks and other crevices they will love to call home.

If you must store food in your room, ensure they are in airtight containers.

If you have a fridge in your room, be sure the seal around it is tight. This will prevent the smaller roaches from getting into the fridge and hiding there in the midst of plenty of food.

With your room clean, free of food and water sources and also free of cracks and crevices where they can hide, you will have little to no presence of these bugs.

Note however that your clean room may not be enough to stop a traveling roach from passing through your room and over your leg or even body (shudders) on its way in search of food.

Some of the methods described above will help you ensure that won’t occur.

FAQ

Do Cockroaches Like Beds?

Not exactly!  Roaches love clutter and places with food. If your bed is clean and free of clutter, it won’t like it. It might just walk over it in its search for food.

Will Keeping Lights on Keep Roaches Away?

Not exactly! When you turn the light on and see cockroaches running away, they are not running from the light but from the threat the light represents. The light just tells them that a creature that detests them is around so they run.

Do Cockroaches Sleep?

Well, most cockroaches are usually inactive during the day. I guess we could call this sleeping

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So in case you were wondering... Microwaving roaches won't keep them away

Conclusion

So, how to keep cockroaches away at night?

You can use repellents like the Ultrasonic Pest Repeller or spraying a mix of water, peppermint oil and cypress oil. These will keep roaches away from you through the night.

Hi, I’m Liz. I have suffered from insomnia for many years, I created this blog to help you fall asleep faster and to improve your overall quality of sleep. My blog covers everything from the best bedding materials to supplements and everything in between including: snoring, teeth grinding and lucid dreaming.

I hope you find this information useful. If you have any questions or if I can help you out in any way please feel free to contact me at [email protected]

Sleep tight!

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