Cockroaches are among the most common and bothersome pests that you will ever find around your home. You’ll want to remove cockroaches as soon as possible as not only are they disgusting but they can also contaminate food and spread bacteria.
As such, we have created this blog to inform you of the best way to get rid of cockroaches.
1) Make sure your house is clean
The best thing you can do to ensure a cockroach free home is to make sure you never get cockroaches in the first place.
Cockroaches are attracted to grease, food left out of the counter, piles of dirty dishes in the sink and other forms of mess.
As such, you should always seek to clean your plates and maintain cleanliness in the kitchen.
2) Don’t give them any places to hide
You should do all that you can to make sure cockroaches have nowhere to hide.
Start by reducing the clutter in your home. Cockroaches love to hide in every nook and cranny they can find.
Every pile of rubbish or collection of boxes is a spot where cockroaches can gather.
You should also try and seal up entry points like the bottom crack in doors or windows.
3) Use bait/traps to remove cockroaches
Bait and traps are a great and relatively safe way of dealing with cockroaches. With this, cockroaches are attracted to the poisonous bait, which they then feed on and die.
Although you may be tempted to use bug spray to kill cockroaches, this can pose a risk.
This is because cockroaches like to hang out around areas that you can’t afford to contaminate, such as counter tops and plates.
With bait, you just need to set it down in a safe area and then wait. The risk of contamination is far less.
4) Baking soda/sugar to remove cockroaches
If you’re looking for a way to kill cockroaches without potentially dangerous chemicals, then there is an option for you.
You can remove cockroaches by mixing equal parts baking soda and sugar together and putting it in an area where you think cockroaches are about.
The sugar will attract the cockroaches and the baking soda, which is toxic to cockroaches, will react in their stomachs to kill them.
5) Contact the experts
Ultimately, once you have a cockroach infestation, your best option is to call the experts.
Dedant can do a comprehensive pest control treatment which not only protects you from cockroaches, but also from silverfish, ants, spiders and wasps.
We treat the inside and outside of your property, including the roof void, subfloor, garage, carport, shed and clothesline.