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Get Rid of Cockroaches

They have been a part of our planet earth since the time when even we did not exist! Certain scientists believe even an atomic explosion won’t be enough to annihilate these creatures. Perhaps, the most hated and feared (Particularly by ladies!), we are talking about the bane of human beings: cockroaches.

Cockroaches certainly are one of the most annoying pests and have been a longtime fourth class and unwanted citizen of cities across the world. This dreaded roach can flight, has six legs and carry germs which are detrimental to human health.

Cockroach infestation

In general, cockroaches are nocturnal and have a lifetime of 1 year. That being said, daylight activity increases when these are in a group. If an Olympic award was available for insects, cockroaches certainly would have been a champion for steeple chasing.  It may seem to be unbelievable, but cockroaches can hold its breathe for around 50 minutes. It has been observed that Chinese and American species live in large populations in kitchens or storages provided adequate amount of water and wood are available.

A pair of cockroach is enough to turn into a million fold! A single female can produce at least 400 offspring in its lifetime, though to some relief, it can be impregnated only once. Interestingly, cockroaches don’t need a head to live, at least for 7 days.

Roaches can live in any area of your home and most common areas of a house where cockroach infestation is found are caulking, sewers, between ceilings and insulation, below bathtubs, roof tiles, pipes and kitchen cabinets. An area with a certain bit of moisture makes a perfect home for a cockroach.

Possible fixes to cockroach infestation

Good news! Cockroaches are not indispensible! You can follow a few simple methods to get rid of these roaches:

Keep your household clean

If you keep your home dirty, forget about getting rid of roaches. These love piles of garbage and hence to avoid making your home a safe haven for cockroaches, keep every nook and corner clean. It’s not easy to do that, particularly if you live in a big house, so use the professional cleaners in that case.

Boric Acid

Borate powders are not toxic to human beings; however, the same is not true for roaches. As a cockroach reaches the powder, it gets stuck to the outer shell and causes gradual death for the insect. It has both upside and downside. Boric Acid, provided it is kept at a dry place, can remain effective for a long period. At the same time, it will take at least a few days to work, so if you are looking for a quick solution, boric acid is not for you.

Roach gels or Roach baits

Roach baits come in two forms: plastic like roach motel and roach gel. The former is easier to use and it’s pretty effective against roaches. All you have to do is to keep the bait in a dark and moist place; somewhere in your home where roaches are going to see it and swallow the same. Once they take it in, your job is done as any forms of these baits contain poison chemical and causes death of these insects. Roach gel works similarly but it may be tough for you to clean up these after usage for its sticky nature.

Riddex

If you are not afraid of trying new but effective things out, this may be the best option for you. You just need to plug-in the unit at a central location of your home (For a 2000sqft home, one unit is enough; however, more than that is recommended if you have a larger house) and it will make your home roach free all by itself within 7 days. Best part, it does not contain any chemical and hence is completely safe to use.

How glue pads can help?

Possibly best way to check if cockroaches are really gone or not! Put these pads at places where roaches were seen most. After a few days, check the pad and if no roaches are trapped, congrats, you can be assured that your household is cockroach free.

Follow any of the aforementioned steps that suits you best, keep your living area clean and you should be amazed to see yourself free of this annoying neighbor.

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