There comes a time in your childhood when you see a cockroach creeping on the floor. It might not scare you at that time until you try to kill it and it starts to fly. The chill of horror, followed by the rush of adrenaline and you start to run away for your life. Once cockroaches conquer your home, it becomes very problematic to kick them out. They can snack on your leftovers, hide in the most unlikely places and some species may spread germs to humans. When you read about the history of cockroaches, you’ll get to know that they are one of the oldest creatures alive. They were the only species present in Hiroshima and Nagasaki during to survive that nuclear blast. So you can realize that a nuclear blast couldn’t wipe them off from the face of the earth but you will.Following are the things you can do to solve this problem:
Hiring a professional exterminator might be expensive, but it is very much effective. Pest Control services use different factors to determine the cost of the control. The main factor is the total area that is required to be treated. If the area is greater, costs are higher. The other factor on which the cost depends is the number of infestations. The extermination can cost up to $100. The biggest benefit of getting professional help is that it can kill other pests as well. The professional exterminators due to the virtue of experience and high-quality products can solve
These traps are just like glue. Their sticky surface can entrap even a mouse. The cockroach gets stuck to the surface of the trap and cannot possibly move. But this method has certain limitations. It doesn’t eliminate the problem because the nest remains intact.
Poisonous roach baits
It offers the most efficient and cheap way to get rid of roaches. The poisonous baits are placed in several locations and are mostly in the form of gel so you can also stick it in the corners. The roaches start to feed on this gel and after some time they die because of the poison. The method is effective just because it kills the entire nest as well.
These are the chemicals used to kill insects. Different types of insecticides are available in the market and provide protection not only against roaches but other insects such as ants, spiders, and bugs as well. However, you can also make an insecticide at your home that would kill roaches.
Take some amount of soap or detergent in a spray bottle and dilute it with enough amount of water until thin. Look for the corners and spray it on the roaches. After some time, the roaches will begin to die. The reason is simple. They have small breathing pores on their body. When you spray the solution, it blocks their breathing pores making it very difficult for it to breathe and the cockroach suffocates to death.
However, there is another approach to deal with this problem.
Denying them water and food
This is rather a preventive approach to deal with this problem. Maintaining a proper hygiene in your house can reduce the number of cockroaches to half. Here is how:
- Cut the water leakages
Cockroaches can hardly survive a week without water. They mostly get water from the water leakages in the pipes and taps. Try to fix the water leakages in the pipes where you find cockroaches in large amount. Depriving them of water would make them feed on the poisonous bait gels.
- Keep you trash and garbage covered
Cockroaches feed mainly on the food we leave in the bin. Keeping your waste open and uncovered will feed these mosquitos and their colonies will grow periodically.
- Mop your floor routinely
They cannot live without water, so you have to make every necessary precaution. The floor should be kept dry all the time especially during the night.
- Dispose the trash regularly
You should try to maintain hygiene. Dispose of the bin as early as you could. If you can’t, keep the lid tightly closed or the garbage sealed in a plastic bag.