Nobody likes cockroaches and the first sign of a filthy anywhere is having loads and loads of them skittering or even flying around (as in the case of a dirtiest gas station restroom you’ve ever encountered while you’re in a road trip). Regardless, we have come up with various ways to kill or remove cockroaches, from supersonic vibrations to increasingly toxic insecticides. This is why humans are the best cockroach killer experts around. We’re more efficient than a nuclear bomb and radiation fallout when it comes to getting rid of these insects. When dealing with cockroaches, you have to be dedicated and persistent with your methods of removal. Once you get rid of their supply of food, hiding places, water sources, and progeny, it’s hard for them to survive in your home.
They’ll Migrate Somewhere Else with Efficient Removal Methods
- Cockroaches hang out below kitchen sinks, any open container with standing water (along with mosquitoes, no doubt), and a bathroom full of unwashed puddles of dirty moisture. They’re also commonly seen congregating in your basement where your water main is located. Roaches love water so to get rid of them you need to limit their access to hydrogen dioxide. Start with putting rubber cement on leaky pipes.
- Also, the sink should be drained and wiped after use. Don’t let rank dishwater stagnate there. Dry off every area by wiping them clean with a rag and letting the remaining water naturally evaporate. Don’t mop with excessive water on the mop head. Learn to always wring the mop so you don’t use excessive water when cleaning your floors. Never let standing water be left in your home because it attracts not only water bugs but skeeters as well.
- As for potential hiding places like cracks and weeping walls, fix those as well. Make sure that you sprinkle boric acid around areas where you’ve seen the roaches but avoid letting your indoor pets near the substance too. Call an exterminator as a last resort because usually being extra clean and mindful of roaches is enough to deal with your infestation nine out of ten times.