There are many ways to get rid of cockroaches. They are one of the most common pests in the world.
Cockroaches can be a lot of different sizes. The most common cockroach in America is the German roach. The American and Oriental are also common.
There are different types of roaches that can come to your home. The most common type is the German roach. This type of roach likes water and you will see them in your kitchen or bathroom. You can keep them away by not having water near them and reducing their access to water sources.
There are lots of ways to prevent cockroaches. You can clean every day and store food in a place where there is no food. But if they are already in your house, you can spray them with poison.
What Attracts Cockroaches to Your Home
No matter what type of pest it is, they are all looking for food and water. Roaches are drawn to warm and humid climates. They usually like dirty dishes in the sink, crumbs on the floor or counter, garbage, pet food on the floor, excess moisture and leftover food in empty cans or containers.
How Roaches Enter Your Home
Roaches are attracted to your home for different reasons (listed above) and can only enter if they have access. The most common way these pests get into your home is through cracks and crevices, holes in vents and pipes, or by hitching a ride on things you bring inside.
How To Eliminate Cockroach
1. Thoroughly Clean Your Home
In order to get rid of roaches, it is important to keep a clean house. Clean the dishes that are dirty and put them away after people finish eating. Clean up any spills and crumbs on the floor as soon as they happen. And make sure you take out the garbage before bedtime so that roaches do not come in.
2. Identify Problem Areas With Flashlight and Glue Strips
Search for cockroach infestation sites. The roaches hide in dark places, like behind the refrigerator or under the sink. They also hide in crevices and corners of cabinets and shelves. Search closets, including around door corners or bathroom cabinets.
To find large infestations of roaches, use roach glue strips. You should place the strips in areas that you suspect have a lot of roaches. Then wait for a few days or weeks to see if the number of roaches decreases.
3. use caulk to close gaps to prevent further infestation
Roaches can come in. You can use traps to catch them, but they will not work if the roaches are outside that want to get into your house. To keep roaches from coming in, you need to seal up holes and cracks with caulking or weather stripping.
4. Place gel bait stations to effectively reduce roach population
Roaches can be hard to get rid of. Gel bait is an effective way to kill roaches. You put it in places where the roaches are likely to go. But gel bait can also kill a lot of the roaches and they will just be lying around your house when you’re done with it.
Another way to kill cockroaches is to use bait stations. These work by attracting roaches into the stations to feed on poison. The poisoned roach then travels back home and dies, which gets eaten by other roaches and passes on the poison. Bait stations are good for killing some of the cockroaches, but not all.
5. Boric acid powder for added effectiveness
Boric acid can be a good way to kill cockroaches. It is found in things like clothing detergent and toothpaste. It’s best not to apply it in ways that could make it unsafe for children or pets. Boric acid is made by combining boron with water, and is low in toxicity for people and pets.
6. Pest management professional
Roaches are stubborn creatures. Even when people try these DIY tricks, they may still have an infestation. If you have tried these tricks and it hasn’t helped, you might need a professional pest control exterminator to treat your home.