Cowering in fear and screaming at the top of your lungs, at the sight of a cockroach or two, can be exhausting, we know. Not to mention, it can be very straining for the vocal cords. So tell you what, don’t panic, stop worrying and just read on. We have several tricks up our sleeves that will surely give your tired voice a rest.
Cockroaches are pesky little creatures that give you the fright because we all know how filthy and icky they are. They can crawl anywhere! Literally from the ground, on the floor, to the walls and up to the ceilings, they can reach any nook and cranny of the house. Their flying abilities are not so nice either. These annoying and dangerous travelers can move from the sewers, to the garbage can and straight to your kitchen, and can contaminate your food through the disease-causing bacteria they bring with them. They are also big sources of allergen and asthma triggers if you’re often or have long been exposed to their scent. They are huge health risks for such (relatively) little bodies.
Safe to say, we don’t want them anywhere near us, especially inside our homes! Here are a few tips on what to do if you have cockroaches living in your home.
Find the entryways.
Seeing one is seeing one too many. Go ahead and play detective. Go get that magnifying glass and check every corner and crevice they could be coming in from. It’s scary, but if you push through you’re one step closer to keeping your house roach-free. Besides, they can be pretty easy to spot through their stench. Cockroaches store uric acid in their bodies and crawl in and through sewers thus their foul smell. Once you’ve found those cracks and holes in the walls…
Seal them all.
Shut all possible doors to their faces! They are not welcome, and you should show them that. Seal all openings you find even the tiniest ones. Make sure to check all cracks and crevices on the walls, in the ceilings, wherever in the house. It’s also good to seal all holes in vents and pipes. Make all necessary repairs in and out of the house. Maybe even do it regularly.
We all know how curious these pests can be. You might have seen them in the living room, but for all you know they’ve been through the kitchen already. So clean everything. All the corners of every room in the house. Clean the attic, the kitchen, and even your yard. Make sure to disinfect too as to kill all bacteria they might have left in their unexpected, and certainly unwanted visit. A clean house doesn’t necessarily mean immunity to infestations but dirty dishes on the sink and crumbs left on the counters can attract them back. They can hide in walls and can even hitch rides from the items you bring in from outside. So it won’t really hurt anyone (but the roaches) if you clean everything from time to time. And make sure not to bring ones by bringing dirty items inside the house too.
Keep them away.
They are out. Your house is clean and kept clean. Now it’s time to tell them that they can never return. Drive them out of the property, not just the house. There are a number of ways to keep roaches out of the house. You can opt to step on all of them which is pretty difficult, frightening, and to be honest, disgusting, so let’s move on to other options.
You can set up traps on possible re-entryways. You can find ready-to-use traps in the supermarket or any home improvement stores. You can also always make yourself a natural repellent with things you can easily find in the house. For one, you can use your essential oils such as tea tree, eucalyptus and peppermint oils as repellents.
Another example of a DIY home remedy you can readily find in your kitchen, is mixing boric acid, flour and sugar in equal parts. Use the dough to attract and roaches that you might have not driven away, to get rid of them permanently. However, if you do have pets, we suggest trying other options as the dough will also be poisonous to your furry friends. Maybe have your pets hunt them down instead. Cats and dogs have a natural instinct to hunt down pests, even cockroaches. They most probably can’t handle infestations, but can catch a couple of those winged pests.
In the case that it’s not a one-pet job, maybe try calling professional pest control services. Managing an infestation will need certain knowledge on the pests and its nests that might be too much for you and your pet to handle. It’s a good option if you also just don’t want or can’t deal with cockroaches. However, it’ll be good to prepare your wallet or bank accounts because it can be a one-time service for some, but an overtime process for others. Either way, it will definitely cost a fortune.
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