Oh no. There it goes, an ugly, disgusting crawler that will terrorize your household with its army of brothers and sisters. Even if your house or apartment is spotless, you’re not entirely safe from cockroach infestation. What should you do? Sure, you can always call professionals, but here are some effective DIY ways of getting rid of the invaders.
#1. Make sure they don’t have access to food. Anti-roach rule number one is no spills or crumbs, no uncovered leftover food, no opened food packages in your cupboards. And check your recycling and garbage bins, are they covered and cleaned properly?
#2. Lure them to a trap. You are smarter than a cockroach, we guarantee it. If you’re not sure about using pesticides in your house for the fear of health complications, try gel baits. Active ingredients lure the roached from their lairs, so you can kill them.
#3. Know where they live. As dark and warm-loving nasty creatures, roaches feel best in places like behind appliances, stacks of paper and cardboard, boxes and bins. Just like you’ll keep the food sealed, you may want to seal all crevices and not leave things open anywhere around your house.
#4. Kill them with boric acid. This chemical isn’t toxic to us humans but it can be an effective anti-roach weapon. Make sure you read the instructions before using it on a problem area, for 100% result.
#5. Sugar and baking soda is another effective anti-cockroach combination. Spread the equal-parts sugar plus soda mixture in problem area and wait for the roaches to die from eating it.
#6. Ask for professional help. This rarely happens but is quite possible that cockroaches will contaminate your food with diseases like salmonella and E. coli. Once you see that the list of methods above isn’t working too well, it’s time for you to call pest control who will help you get rid of the highly unwanted guests.
We hope these tips are helpful! Do you know any other anti-cockroach methods?
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