How do I get rid of the smell of roaches in my kitchen cabinets? Water and Soap Spray — A simple mixture of water and dish soap will dry the roaches out, killing them. Mix equal parts into a spray bottle and have at it! Lay Down Eggshells — it may sound a bit odd, but cockroaches are repelled by eggshells, too. Place some inside the cabinets and this should stop them from entering.
What does a roach infestation smell like? Roaches can have an oily, musty smell.
“If you’ve ever stepped into a cockroach-infested attic or a basement, you may have noticed a musty and unpleasant odor. This mixture of food scraps, dead bugs, and other organic matter is what roaches leave behind as they roam your house,” says pest expert Jordan Foster.
Can you smell a cockroach infestation? Odors: When cockroaches infest a home, they often create a smell that is very noticeable. This odor is hard to describe. If you’re noticing a smell that you would describe as “unpleasant,” it may be cockroaches.
Why do cockroaches stink? The longer roaches are allowed to remain in your home, the more pungent this scent will become. Roaches smell bad due to their pheromones, death stench, and the unsanitary environments they live in. Roaches use chemical scents to communicate where food, mates, water, and shelter can be found in abundance.