10 Easy Tips to Terminate Indoor Insect Invasions

Peel Away Toxic Repellents

If you eat cucumbers in your salad or use them to soothe your eyes on at-home spa days, don't be so quick to chop them up. Peel the outside of the cucumber before you slice it to serve another purpose: fighting creepy crawlies.

Cucumber peels are said to be useful in fighting cockroach infestations, and they're certainly far less toxic than modern chemical roach controllers.

So before you go to bed, spread fresh peels at the edges of the floor along the baseboards, on the bottom shelves of low cabinets and around drains. Come morning, remove the peels. Put down fresh peels for three nights in a row to help chase roaches from your home.