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Get rid of Cockroaches

By Maria Diamond
15 April 2023   |   3:46 am
Did you know that the different body parts, waste, and saliva of cockroaches are highly infectious?


Did you know that the different body parts, waste, and saliva of cockroaches are highly infectious?

So if yours is a cockroach-infested home you may want to go extra mile to get rid of them completely as these pests breed rapidly, carrying infestations that spread quickly. Even dead cockroaches still have the capacity to cause allergic reactions – you may want to steer clear from stepping on them or directing using your hands to pick them.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), cockroaches are carriers of intestinal diseases such as dysentery, diarrhea, cholera, and typhoid fever.

Cockroaches effortlessly infest home in search of three things: food, shelter, and water. When they do, they can trigger allergies, spread disease, and make a home unsanitary.

Hence your first and best lifeline to dealing with cockroaches is absolute cleanliness of every nook and cranny, such that does not allow food to lay bare as well as ensuring limitation of water sources in your space.

Aside from the food smell attraction such as starch, sugar, grease, meat, and cheese, the pests are also attracted to rotting fruits and vegetables as the pungent smell gets them into your home by crook or hook.

How Cockroaches penetrate Homes
These pests have the ability to use even the smallest of openings as an entryway into your house. They can come in through cracks in the exterior walls, dryer vents, or even the gaps between walls and floors. This is why it is imperative to get rid of cockroaches in and around your house by sealing cracks and holes.

When Cockroaches mostly infest Homes
So long as the temperature indoors is above 50 degrees, cockroaches can remain active year-round, although they are more prevalent during the hot weather. These pests also come out from sewer systems during the rainy season to avoid drowning. So when these sewer systems become flooded after a heavy rain, the cockroaches can get flushed out and invade porous and attractive spaces.

How to rid your home of Cockroaches
. Seal cracks and entry points
. Regular and thorough house cleaning
. Fix leaks right away
. Thorough cleaning of kitchen appliances
. Store food appropriately
. Get rid of newspapers and cardboards.
. Spray pesticide
Cockroach Repellents
. Essential oils such as peppermint oil, cedarwood oil, and cypress oil are essential oils that effectively keep cockroaches at bay.
. Bay leaves – these pests can’t stand the smell of crushed bay leaves.
. Coffee grounds
. Diatomaceous earth
. Baking soda
. Boric acid
. Citrus
. Borax
. Bleach
Aggressive approach to eliminating Cockroaches
. Glue traps
. Bait stations
. Liquid roach deterrent concentrates
However, severe infestations will require the help of an expert pest management team.

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