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Stay Away® Ants & Cockroaches FAQs

When placed in areas where these pests may be present, Stay Away® Ants & Cockroaches emits a scent that is pleasant to people - like peppermint essential oils and more - but deters ants, cockroaches, and various other crawling insects in the treated areas. These pouches use the scent of plant-derived essential oils to affect the senses of these pests which then causes them to leave the area and prevents them from returning.

If you’re dealing with a current ant or cockroach problem, the first step to getting rid of them is to keep a clean house. Food, crumbs, moisture, and spills are the main attractants that bring pests into your home. Other natural ways to deter ants and cockroaches include sealing up entry points that they can get through, fixing drips and leaks right away, and storing foods (even pet foods) in airtight containers. To get rid of these pests and deter them from returning, place Stay Away Ant & Cockroach pouches in areas you’ve noticed pest activity.

Many ant and roach repellents available on the market make use of harsh chemicals to kill or repel these pests. For homeowners who would rather keep these chemicals out of their home and away from their family, Stay Away® Ants & Cockroaches is a botanical deterrent option that’s lab-proven to be effective against these crawling insects. The pouches are made with essential oils and other plant-based ingredients, no harsh chemicals necessary.

You should begin to notice the results immediately. However, depending on the type of pest and severity of the infestation, it may take up to 48 hours for the full effect to occur.

Anywhere ants & cockroaches go to find food: pantries, cupboards, kitchens, basements, or places you would like to prevent them from entering.

Use EarthKind Stay Away® Ants & cockroaches pouches wherever ant activity has been seen. One pouch should suffice in small areas such as pantries or cupboards; more may be necessary in larger areas or in places with high rates of air exchange. Replace pouches every 30 days or when the scent is no longer noticeable.

Stay Away® Ants & Cockroaches is made from:

Lemongrass Oil………………3.0%

Peppermint Oil ………………………. 3.0%

Thyme Oil………………………………..3.0%

TOTAL ACTIVE………………………….9.0%


Corn Cobs, Almond Oil, Sunflower Oil………….91.0%


EarthKind products are made from ingredients primarily sourced from U.S. regenerative farms. EarthKind suppliers use traditional and sustainable farming practices but are not required to have non-GMO verification.

We do not recommend it. These products usually have food attractants encased/affixed/attached to attract the pest. Thus, counteracting the benefits of Stay Away® products.

EarthKind pouches are designed for indoor use and in enclosed spaces. The product may still work in outdoor spaces, but will not last as long or be as effective in areas with a high rate of air exchange. If the product gets wet, its effectiveness may diminish.

There are no known safety risks with Stay Away® products. All ingredients are on the GRAS list (generally recognized as safe). However, please keep it out of reach of kids and pets to safeguard from any unforeseen risks. Please share this SDS sheet with your vet or physician.

This approach is untested and the combination of the different scents may mask each distinctive scent, prohibiting them from working as effectively as intended.

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This product is natural and contains no common allergens. Independent testing in product safety labs has revealed no allergic reactions. However, people can have an allergic reaction to just about anything.

If you feel like you are having a reaction to the product move to a well-ventilated area and have the product removed.

Stay Away® is the first natural pest prevention line made entirely of essential oils and plant fiber. The EarthKind promise guarantees effectiveness and safety for humans, pets, and the environment when used as directed.

Unlike chemical or toxic products, EarthKind products do not leave a chemical residue that may last for months. A little care is necessary because it may stain furniture or finished surfaces because of the essential oil ingredients. We recommend not placing the pouches directly on stained or finished surfaces.