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Old 10-11-2017, 11:08 AM
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Do cucumbers really repel cockroaches?


Lots of sites recommend cucumber slices or cucumber peel as a perimeter defense against cockroaches but these all read like folk remedies to me.

Are there any scientific studies that say this works? Is there any explanation of the underlying mechanism of why it would work?

Bonus round: If you are not a fan of the cucumber approach, what is the best proven way to deal with cockroaches? (My daughter has seen a couple in her apartment. I assume that if one apartment has one cockroach, there are cockroaches throughout the building and only a whole-building solution will work.)
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