How to Get Rid of Cockroaches
Getting rid of roaches is no easy task. Not only do they multiply quickly but they can also survive for weeks without food. They are tenacious little pests.
So if you want to get them out of your home, it’s going to take some time and patience or you could call Jims Pest control straight away!. If you want to get rid of cockroaches in your house, you have two routes: natural or chemical. Natural will take some extra time and might be less effective, but you will save some money and won’t expose your family to harmful insecticides. In the end, it’s about balance. If the problem is serious, then you have no choice but to nuke them and go chemical. If the infestation is mild, stick to the natural route. However, with either choice, you need to act fast.
Natural Ways to Get Rid of Roaches
Mother Nature has a few ways to get rid of roaches once and for all (she owes us that for creating them). Here are a few of the best natural remedies for these annoying guests:
First: Clean, Clean, Clean
OK, this is really simple and probably shouldn’t count, but we had to include it. Cockroaches hate nothing more than cleanliness. Roaches are attracted to grease and other food residues, so making sure there is none of that hanging around is step 1. It only takes about 15 minutes to wipe down each counter and clean all of the dishes. And be sure to sweep the floor as well.
Homemade Roach Traps
It’s time you opened up your own roach motel. Traps either get the roaches stuck so long that they die of hunger or thirst, or they kill them with poisons. Either way, it gets them out of town.
Use a container or soda bottle and line it with grease. The grease will attract them, but then turn its back on the hoard and make them get stuck in the bottle forever. This takes a while to kill them, but at least they’ll be gone. Place your bait at the bottom of the bottle. That’s the easy part since roaches eat everything.
Bonus: Baking Soda Paste – This ingenious method is for serious roach haters only. Create a 50/50 paste of baking soda and sugar by adding a little water to the mixture. Then stick it everywhere you’ve seen them. This will stick to their feet and they’ll bring it back to their nest. Game over.
There are a few heavy-duty solutions that should be used only when things get serious.
- Commercial Mixtures: Measure the mix as instructed and get ready to spray everywhere—in the cracks, under appliances, around the door frames, etc.
- Contact Cockroach Exterminators: Cockroach exterminators are professionals with heavy-duty equipment. If you’ve got a major infestation and no time to waste, then you have no other choice. Be sure to look for one that uses chemicals that aren’t harmful to humans.
These tips on how to get rid of cockroaches in your home should do the trick for any roach infestation. Remember, prevention is better than a cure, so always be as clean and tidy as possible. When the infestation is too serious, contact professionals immediately.