Cockroaches reproduce and multiply quite quickly. If they infested your home, you need to have control measures to eliminate them fast before they can overcome any menace in your home. Inside buildings, roaches will distribute themselves evenly even though some species congregate in groups. The following are some tips that can help you eliminate cockroaches from your home and prevent diseases.
Effective ways of eliminating cockroaches
The most effective and easiest method of estimating the population of cockroaches is by using traps. Nowadays, you can find affordable traps in hardware stores or make some yourself. It is advisable to place several traps throughout the compound. Some of the ideal places to place them include shelves, cabinets, in bathrooms, and underneath furniture. It is necessary to distribute them evenly. This is necessary to help you trap high numbers and help you know the right place to direct your efforts in getting rid of roaches.
Some roaches can eat any food available, but they like carbohydrates. Since they can eat any carbohydrate, even those found in bar soaps, glues, and certain plants. Buy some bar soaps of liquid variety and apply some petroleum jelly. You also need to change your food storage routines completely. Remember that they can chew paper, brittle plastics, cardboard, or any foods that get their way. Ensure your refrigerator is clean and sealed. All foods that are refrigerated should be sealed.
You can also modify kitchen routines. Start by wiping any surface as you prepare food. Also, sweep the kitchen every day. Whenever there are spills, clean them immediately and clean areas where cooking residues or grease collects. All organic wastes should be stored separately in large, plastic containers that are sealed well.
Roach shelters and breeding grounds
You should note that roaches love warm, moist, and dark areas. Thus, they can hang out underneath the refrigerators, outlets, and inside electrical equipment, and near leaky pipes. Ensure you move all the areas where traps reveal the focal points of their population. You also need to seal up all crannies, nooks, and cracks, with appropriate filler material. Remember that cockroaches can fit into small cracks.
Eliminate current population
If the past steps are not effective in diminishing population by themselves, you will need to use them plus insecticides. It is advisable to use harmful chemicals sparingly since cockroaches can become immune to the new measures.