Pest Control Cockroaches

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A lot of homes have problems with different kinds of cockroach. One of the problems is that they transmit bacterial diseases such as typhoid fever. To control this kind of pest, there are two kinds of prevention – exclusion and sanitation. Exclusion means preventing the entry of cockroaches in your home. An example of this is sealing gaps around plumbing and switch plates. It can prevent the migration of infested units to others. Also, keep doors, windows, caulk cracks and gaps close and screened. If there is a child in your house studying, inspect his/her bag. It may also contain cockroach transporting from school to home. Hope you like these pest control cockroaches tips.

Pest Control Cockroaches Tips
Sanitation is the hygienic means of promoting health through prevention of human contact with the hazards of wastes. Example of this is storing your food in plastic and metal containers. Keep your kitchen appliances and bathroom clean. Vacuum well and wash the area with soap. It will lessen the amount of cockroach eggs laid. Dry your dishes when you leave them at night. Do not leave any cardboard boxes such as food boxes, in the open. It should be kept above ground level. Cockroaches may lay eggs within them. Trash containers and sink strainers should be emptied and filled garbage containers must be removed immediately in your home. If you have pets, clean always after feeding them. All food products should be resealed after opening stored them and placed in the refrigerator.

Eliminating of extra trash is also a must to get rid of cockroaches. Tighten any loose pipes, and patch plumbing leaks in the bathroom areas. Eliminate water sources by means of drying out sinks and bathtubs. Empty any pet water dishes. Tight fitting lids or screens in aquariums. The elimination of harborages or clutter is also important in controlling infestations. Remove clutter, debris and trash around your house. Fill any tree holes with cement to control cockroach harborage.

Another way to get rid of those cockroaches is spreading diatomaceous earth in areas where roaches lay their eggs. Some roaches are killed within two weeks of treatment so don’t be surprised if you see roaches after application. Baits with insect growth regulator can prevent the growth of cockroaches.

Use of trap is a non-chemical attack to eliminate cockroach infestation. Use sticky traps instead of spraying insecticides for cockroaches. Catnip has nepetalactone which is a natural repellent that can be used in homes to control roaches. If insecticide and catnip are not available, you can use soapy water to kill them. An alternative to this treatment is a combination of one or two pieces of bread and beer and place the mixture to the congested area. You can also use boric acid on top of the kitchen cabinets. Cockroaches will bring it to their nests, killing all of them through stomach poisoning.

Another method to control cockroaches is to use other insects and animals who feed on cockroaches like spiders and lizards (gecko).

If you can’t kill the cockroaches by yourself, you can call an exterminator. Remember that exterminators can be fairly pricey.

Written by Enzo Pavard

Enzo Pavard

Enzo Pavard is an expert in the destruction of harmful insects in Harlan, Kentucky He has 2 patents in rodent breeding and the owner of his cleaning company. He is married, has 2 children, and in his spare time he plays golf and is fond of archery.