There aren’t many cockroaches in London because the big-ass spiders eat them all. We have no scary animal life in the UK.
Are roaches common in London?
Native UK Cockroaches
The prevalence of cockroaches in the UK is considered to be lower than in a lot of other western countries, although there is no exact evidence to support this.
Why are there no cockroaches in the UK?
It doesn’t get too cold, it’s as humid as NYC, has lots of rain that creates nice moist grounds and puddles for the roaches to play in, there’s loads of people stacked on top of one another from all over the world, etc…it’s a miracle there aren’t even more than NYC since their winters aren’t as harsh.
What do cockroaches hate?
Peppermint oil, cedarwood oil, and cypress oil are essential oils that effectively keep cockroaches at bay. Additionally, these insects hate the smell of crushed bay leaves and steer clear of coffee grounds. If you want to try a natural way to kill them, combine powdered sugar and boric acid.