Once cockroaches create a home in your house, it will be difficult to eliminate them. They feed on your food, damage books, wallpaper, plastic, and electronics. Moreover, some species can spread diseases and germs to humans.You should keep them from gaining entry into your home by choosing a bait, trap, insecticide, or a barrier approach that works best.
Deny them food and water
It is quite difficult to deny them food as they feed nearly on anything. However, without water, they can barely survive a week. Depending on their size and temperature, they can live some few months without food. You should find all water leaks in your home and eliminate them. Set up gel based baits. Without water, they will be interested in eating gel-based baits. You also need to clean your home on a routine basis. Pay attention to range tops since cockroaches like grease.
Using cockroach baits
You can purchase a cockroach bait as there are several of them on the market. Add some gel with poison. The cockroaches will it the poison and bring it back to the nest and kill their colleagues. You should place the bait in an area where you encounter them most, such as under the sink, corners, and along baseboards. Ensure it is close to where they rest. This is necessary to ensure they all eat the poison and get back to the nest. Using this method to kill roaches can take several weeks. You can also try homemade baits.
One of the easiest ways to kill cockroaches is by using a solution of soap and water. You can spray it or splash it. A few drops can call the roach. It should make contact with the roach’s head. The solution kills them by forming a thin film over roach’s breathing pores, which stays in place because of surface tension. This can cause the roach to suffocate.
Use insecticide spray
You should get an insecticide, which is labeled for use against the cockroaches. If you are using a chemical-based insecticide spray, you should keep children and pets out of reach and follow the required procedure. When you use a spray against roaches, it works to keep them out of sight and drives them into crevices and making the problem worse.