With their presence commonly found in houses, cockroaches can be very irritating and unhygienic. They come in different shapes and sizes. Common breeds are the Australian cockroach, American cockroach, German cockroach and the oriental cockroach. Some stay on the inside while others prefer the outside of a house. When they have conditions are favoring their existence, they infest and become a nuisance to the occupants. It is always good to make sure you have taken the right measures in ensuring you keep them away. Since it’s not as easy as telling them to keep off; you can use other ways to control them. Read on to find effective ways to control cockroaches in your home.
Pest control insecticide. They exist in different forms. They may be found as sprays or as baits. One uses the spray on entry points of the house to prevent others from getting in and those getting out to be affected by the spray. Use the spray also to spray small openings and cracks inside the house as they preferably hide in these small holes. Baits are mostly found as sticky glues. You use these insecticides around dark corners or areas a cockroach is likely to pass through and gets stuck. There are some that come in powder form once a cockroach walks over the powder they drop down. Getting an insecticide can be of great help to you.
Clean environment. This refers to the general cleanliness of the house. Make sure the house is well maintained all the times. Dirty dishes should be washed and dried immediately after using them to avoid sink pile-ups. Throw away trash every morning where possible.
Cockroaches need food to eat. When you provide them with the basic food environment they won’t stop coming back. Dirty places are a source of their food. Smaller insects can also be food to them. Hence, clear all dirt lying in and around the house to get rid of them and starve them.
Get rid of sheltering areas. Cockroaches like to stay in dark corners of the house. Cracks and holes provide the right shelter for a cockroach. Any dark opening could shelter many cockroaches in your house. By covering up all these cracks one can easily get rid of them. Make sure light reaches all corners of the house. The ceiling should also be sealed to prevent roaches from sneaking into the house.
Carry out inspection. Do the inspection at night. The presence of one breed could mean a possible infestation. Look out for any weird smelling areas with egg case and get rid of them. Get rid of droppings to avoid health complications especially for people with asthma.
Make sure that you keep your house well cleaned and organized so that you can prevent the cockroaches from hiding in these dark places.