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How to Get Rid Of Cockroaches for Good


Cockroaches are the insects that are known by their disgusting and disease spreading reputation. When the thought of a cockroach comes to mind, a feeling of absolute disgust and nausea comes, which is why getting them out of your house is important. Not only will they make your house look unhygienic, but also they will begin to increase their population. Once their population increases, it becomes extremely hard to get rid of them. This guide will help you get rid of these nuisances for good!

What Are They Attracted to?

  1. Trash

Cockroaches are attracted to exposed trash. This way they get to feed off leftover food, liquids and cardboard, along with this they get a good place to stay. This is why it is important to take the trash out regularly.

  1. Water

Water is the main attraction for roaches. Check under the sinks or leaking pipes because that is where most of the cockroaches will be found. This is one reason why it is crucial to let dishes dry properly before storing them. Cockroaches choose to build families in the houses where they have water easily available and accessible.

  1. Food

Your food is what the roaches will want to feed on. There is not a specific kind of food they are attracted to because they love eating everything. To make sure that there are no roaches in your house, you will need to store food in locked and sealed airtight containers.

5 Proven Ways of Defeating Roaches

  1. Cockroach Baits

Cockroach baits are an effective and efficient method of getting rid of these pests and it should be the first thing that should be done. These baits act like cockroach food. The roaches will be attracted to this as this is what will allow them to stay alive. Since all their other food options will be eliminated (make sure you eliminate them), they will turn towards this option. The gel baits are the best option!

These baits need to be placed in the areas where you can witness the most roach action. Their actions can be indicated by where you can see their eggs or their droppings. Place the bait in the areas and let it do its magic. Soon you will be able to see a decrease in cockroach population.

Baits are available in powder, gel or liquid form. Choose the one that you want and make sure you are doing it according to the directions that are written on the packaging.

  1. Boric Acid

This is known as the fastest and most effective method of getting rid of cockroaches. Boric acid is not safe therefore; you need to make sure that all kids and children stay away from it. Keep in mind that exposure to this acid for an extended period of time can cause you to get sick as well. When you are using it, you will need to sprinkle a small amount in the area that is infested. Make sure the area is not wet otherwise, it will have no effect. Try getting the powder into the cracks and crevices as well.

  1. The Cockroach Control Solutions

This is the ultimate kit that will allow you to get rid of all your cockroach problems for good. It has items that have the ability to kill the roaches right away and a prevention factor so they do not appear in your house again. This kit has enough products to be effective all over your house and effectively kill all the roaches. Here is what you will get in the kit and how to use it:

  • Reclaim IT Insecticide- It can be used indoors. You will need to apply it in the cracks, crevices, and corners of your house and spray it in any other areas. Make sure you are getting under all furniture, storage areas, and windows and near doors. Make sure you are not spraying the spray in open air, as it can be harmful to those who are inhaling it.

  • Novacide- After the baiting cycle is done use this product. Make sure not to spray in the same areas that the bait was placed in or around. This product will get rid of all the houses and colonies that the roaches have made and will make a protective wall to ensure that they do not come in your house again.

  • General Point Source- This product is extremely easy to use. You will need to activate it by squeezing the tube on the backed disk. It will begin to release IGR on the disk and the roaches will be attracted towards it. This also prevents roaches from reproducing and eventually kills them.

The Key

The most important part of any insect infestation is the prevention. It is crucial to take preventive methods so that you do not need to go through the same troubles all over again to get rid of these pests.

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