They say cockroaches have been around since the ancient times and they do not show any sign of ever leaving the face of the planet.

I cringe at the sight of one. Perhaps it’s the wings, the legs or its very unpredictable nature. The now you see me, now you don’t kind. Not to mention cleanliness concerns, especially for us parents with kids. We don’t like any of those.

The thing is, seem to have nested deep down the hole under the glass door in our bathroom. At night, they throw a party so at the risk of having kidney stones, I wait ’till the early morning or after my husband has used the bathroom. You know what I mean?

But I don’t want to use chemical sprays or other chemical-based products, because while it may be effective for the pests it may also post risks for my toddler. Something that I’m not willing to risk.

Until I discovered this cockroach bait. Now, I don’t intend for this to be a lengthy review of the product. Suffice to say that 1. I found this effective (No more roaches! It’s been a week now. Yes, it’s possible!), 2. it has harmless ingredients – cornmeal, flour, oil drippings, borax and distilled water [not just any water]) and 3. in an environment friendly form – paste, not an aerosol.

I am sharing because I know countless other people who have the same concerns (and fears) on roaches. May this be of help to you and your kids!

By the way, even if harmless, still keep this away from children (or adults who have reverted to behaving like children). It looks very much like peanut butter. This is the only thing that I hate about it, actually, because I loooove peanut butter!!!

This is a product of Escents PH

BeautyMNL is where I got mine. This is not a sponsored post.

What is the most effective anti-roach (or pest) product that you have used? How did it work? Share in the comment box below.

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About Coach Emile Therese

Emile Therese is a Gallup Certified Strengths-Based Coach and Head of People&Culture. She is graduate of the University of Philippines in Diliman with a degree in Psychology, majoring in Developmental Psych. She is happily married and they are blessed with an amazing daughter. In her spare time, she loves engage in enlightening and heart-warming conversations and friends, read book (and people), write, crochet and travel (update: more of just a walk about these days) with her family. More about Emile.... She believes that values and character ought to be taught as early as possible and that these are key to community and nation building. This was also how she and her siblings were brought up by their two awesome parents! She is a Certified HR Professional who advocates employee engagement in its entirety. Emile believes that true employee engagement rests on the pillars of basic human needs and in ensuring that process and leadership basics are in place - the employee engagement imperatives. She hopes to contribute to making this world a better place for all of us now and the next generation. She loves sipping tea, conversations, reading and writing. The latter gave birth to two blogs - Purposeful Parenting Journey ( and Engagement Imperative (

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