Four handy tips to get rid of roaches

mm Paul Verbiton January 17, 2019
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Roaches get into everything, multiply rapidly, and can survive without food for months and up to two weeks without water. Seeing cockroaches scurrying around the house is one of the annoying things most homeowners hate. One fact that many people fail to realize is that roaches do bite people.

They usually target your eyelashes, fingernails, hands and feet, leading to irritation. Getting rid of cockroaches involves more than just spraying an insecticide around the house. Getting rid of roaches naturally can be a slow process, but if you want an effective way of getting rid of roaches without harming yourself or your loved ones, consider hiring the best pest control service near you. With powerful insecticides, you will see results in no time, but this will expose your family to toxic chemicals while using this method. Getting rid of these pests naturally will keep your family from being exposed to harmful chemicals, but it can also prevent the problem from reoccurring.

Here are four tips to get rid of these pests in your home

1. Clean your house

Clean, clean and clean again. This is the easiest way to get rid of these pests in your home. You have to make sure your home is spic-span because roaches are attracted to food residue. Wipe down your kitchen counters, stovetops and table. Clean your kitchen before going to bed because cockroaches come out at night to feed. Wash dishes before bedtime; cleaning the kitchen every night will leave nothing for foraging roaches to eat.

2. Seal up cracks around your house

Seal up cracks and crevices with a caulking gun. Cockroaches and other insects, can crawl through even the smallest of spaces and infiltrate your home, so it is essential to seal the entries into your home. Close holes surrounding pipes or other light and will, fixtures with a material such as stuff it copper mesh. Make sure you tightly close the window and door frames and there are gaps free to prevent entry from outside. However, this process may be time-consuming, but it is worth it in the end.

3. Seal food containers

Roaches are small enough to get into the cabinet or cardboard packaging or loosely closed boxes and bags. So make sure you store food in glass, metal, or hard plastic sealable containers.

4. Fix water leakage

Cockroaches are attracted to moisture and water from leak pipes. That is why they are always scurrying under your sink. Some cockroaches can survive without food for months but only days without water. Cutting off the water supply for them can significantly shorten their lifespan.

Bonus tips

  • Empty drip tray from under the refrigerator.
  • Pet water dishes should be placed out overnight or should be dried and refilled in the morning.
  • Put wet rags and sponges in airtight plastic storage overnight, or hang outside to dry.
  • Keep garbage cans clean and covered. Always empty your waste bin in the kitchen before bed.
  • Regularly vacuum other non-food areas of the home. Ensure to pick up stray roach feces, skins, body parts, and egg sacs, which contain pheromones that attract other roaches to the same spot. This will help keep your home clean.
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Paul Verbiton

I enjoy spotting opportunities and doing my best to grab them if I can. I am eager to see the world, I love taking photos and writing, coming up with topics that are pleasant to read, funny, and interesting at the same time.

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