Cockroaches can infest any place, whether it’s dirty or clean. Coming across a cockroach infestation is a big challenge. You cannot imagine the damage they can cause if not taken care of timely, let alone the disgusting traces and filth left behind. If you are sick of killing those roaches in your home or office every other day, you should try some of the following home remedies.
These remedies are simple and don’t need any prep work.
1. Keep Your Place Organized At All Times
Keeping it all organized means regular cleaning and proper arrangement of things in your home or office. If you pile up some stuff someplace, it will soon become a favourite hide-out for the roaches. Cockroaches can hide under some very obvious spots, and you will not even be able to guess they are there. When you keep everything where it belongs, you will always easily find them out. Also, you will be able to tell if there is a cockroach infestation and then get them exterminated by professional pest control experts.
2. Take Care Of Food Items
Never leave any food item on the kitchen counter or your dining table, especially at night. Cockroaches are nocturnal, and once you sleep, they will be all over the place. Not only can you get food-poisoning by leaving edibles out but also it can attract more cockroaches to visit your home. Always make sure that dishes are not left wet in the kitchen. Cockroaches have a deep connection with damp objects, and they will undoubtedly take a spin on those wet dishes.
3. Use Essential Oils In Your Home
You can mix some of the essential oil in your regular floor cleaning liquid. It will leave your home with a refreshing fragrance and also keep away the roaches for good. Cockroaches dislike the aroma of many essential oils like lavender or citrus. They will quickly go away if it smells the same repeatedly.
4. Use Boric Acid As Your Homemade Bait
Boric acid is the ultimate hack for killing all those cockroaches in your home. What you can do is make a dough using boric acid as the main ingredient. This dough can be made with regular flour but don’t forget to add some sugar to the dough. Sugar will attract the cockroaches, and they will end up eating some of that poisonous dough. Boric acid works really fast and quickly kills a cockroach. Once a cockroach dies by consuming that dough, don’t throw its dead body away because cockroaches eat other dead cockroaches. With boric acid still in the dead cockroach’s body, it will serve as bait for other roaches. This is how you can make a chain reaction of baits and easily get rid of most roaches.
Important To Note
Some chemicals like boric acid and other insecticides can be very harmful to pets. So, if you have any pets at your home, make sure you make proper arrangements for these remedies. Pets can also consume the dough that you make with boric acid and can fall severely sick. Also, never use any other homemade or un-branded products because you never know what ingredients have been used and what harm can they cause. For further information, visit our website or contact the pest control experts at Pesticon.