Keeping Cockroaches at Bay

The cockroach or roach is one of Mother Nature’s leading recycling machines, munching on decaying matter to clean up or reduce what otherwise would make the world a pretty smelly place. Roaches, as useful as they are at cleaning up, likely don’t qualify as hired help when it comes to your home. It may not take much to send them packing, however; the humble bay leaf from the Laurus nobilis ‘bay laurel’ tree along with regular sanitation practices can repel them elsewhere, eliminating them from your personal space.