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How to Get Rid of Roaches Naturally & Forever

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Cockroaches should never be allowed to roam around in a home. They are dangerous pests since they can be the vehicles for transmission of different diseases and bacteria throughout your house. If your home has become a den of roaches, then you need to do something about it as soon as possible. While it is easy to pick up the phone and call an exterminator, doing that every time can be an expensive practice. Moreover, there is no guarantee that these bugs won’t return in the future after extermination. The best way for you would be to use natural remedies that don’t cost as much and can be applied anytime you want. 

Getting Rid of Roaches

It is quite easy for roaches to be attracted to a home. The troubling part is getting rid of them because it can take some time and effort. You can of course use market manufactured insecticides to get the job done. They will even get rid of the bugs immediately. However, won’t it be better to be patient and do it with the help of natural methods? After all, natural methods are safer for you and your family. Moreover, they are also more likely to keep the roaches away for good.

We have collected some natural ways that you can use to get rid of roaches. The good thing about them is that they either involve ingredients that are easily available. Or, they involve a practice that you can easily make into a habit.

  • Keeping Things Clean

This solution will not just help you get rid of roaches. It will help prevent them from infesting your home in the future. The thing that we fail to understand about most household pests is that they are attracted to garbage, rotting organic matter, and other similar things. That means, if you keep your home clean, you will be removing one of the biggest factors that attracts them to it.

Roaches are especially attracted to food residue. They are also big fans of grease. Therefore before you turn in for the day, you will need to make sure that your kitchen is clean. Wipe down the kitchen counters every night and you will see what a difference it makes. Additionally, try to do the washing up as soon as possible. The more you leave dirty dishes in the sink, the more roaches you will be attracting. Lastly, look at the stovetop and check if it is clean or not along with sweeping the floors. While this might sound like adding more work to your already busy day, it does make a difference in the long run! You won’t just be keeping roaches away but many of the other pests too.

  • The Java Solution

It isn’t known what attracts the roaches to coffee. Maybe it is simply its organic nature or maybe it is the aroma of caffeine that brings them crawling out. Whatever the reason, you can use coffee to get rid of your roach problem. Once you have the roaches right where you want them, you can simply dump them into water. Doing this often will reduce the numbers of roaches. Pretty soon, you will stop finding any of these bugs in your home!

What you need to do for this trap is to take a small cup and fill it with wet coffee grinds. Next, place the cup in a glass jar and fill the jar with enough water that it reaches midway! Now that your trap is ready, you can place it in areas where you have seen the roaches congregating often. Within hours, you will see that the roaches will head towards the trap and fill the jars. When that happens, get rid of them by dumping them down the toilet. Flush for good measure.

As you do this repeatedly, you can also assess the situation. Have you been seeing the numbers of roaches dwindling? Which of the jars attracts a higher number of cockroaches?

  • Making All Points of Entry Inaccessible

One of the most irritating things about roaches is that they can squeeze in through small places and cracks. You might not even realize how many points of entry exist in your home, allowing these bugs inside! You will need to seal all of these areas with caulk. Take a caulking gun and invest in a tube of caulk to get the job done.

Look for small cracks and spaces that they can use to get in, such as the pantry, the baseboards, between the wall and the countertop etc. Keep in mind that this is a time consuming job. If you live in an apartment, this will make things more complicated. That’s because not everyone will agree that sealing these areas is pertinent.

  • The Sugar and Borax Solution

Keep in mind that like flies, roaches are big fans of all things sweet. That means, sugar can be used to trap them and then get rid of them. The other part of this solution happens to be borax. Why is borax so effective in getting rid of the roaches? Because it jumpstarts the process of dehydration in the bugs. This can lead to a damaged digestive system, exoskeleton etc. The short of is that your house will soon be roach free, if you use this solution!

Just keep in mind that borax is toxic for us as well. Therefore, always wear gloves when handling that substance. Moreover, if you have children or pets at home, then don’t sprinkle this mixture anywhere that is within their reach. Lastly, labeling the container that you use to store borax will avoid other mishaps.

So here is what you need to do: mix equal parts of borax and sugar. Then scatter the mixture everywhere you might have seen the roaches crawling. This means applying it to baseboards, under the sink, into the cracks, and in the cupboards.

Turn to Solutions Pest & Lawn for Your Cockroach Killing Needs

Home remedies don’t always work, especially with a pest as stubborn as a cockroach, so you may have to turn to a professional solution that the experts use. At Solutions Pest & Lawn, we carry high quality professional insecticides that are guaranteed to kill cockroaches and are what exterminators would use if you hired them to treat your home. And if you’re intimidated or confused on where to start, we can help with that also with our helpful how to advice.

Cockroaches, especially a sizable infestation indoors, should always be treated using multiple methods of control. This means you shouldn’t just use liquid sprays or bait or dusts, but a combination of all of them will work the best in eliminating an entire invasion of cockroaches that are nestled inside of your home.

Indoors we recommend using baits as the main method of control. After cleaning your home thoroughly and removing all potential food and water sources, apply a gel bait such as Apex Cockroach Gel Bait in little dots in areas where you've seen roaches, droppings or egg casings (usually the kitchen and bathroom).

For cracks and crevices that are hard to reach, apply a C&C spray such as Novacide as a void, crack and crevice spray to the baseboards, under sinks, fridges and plumbing areas. An insect growth regulator (or IGR) such as Gentrol is another great addition that will target roach eggs, preventing them from hatching out a new generation of roaches.

Lastly, dusts (such a D-Fense Dust) are also a great product to involve in a cockroach killing program and has great killing power (also known as residual) long after it’s been applied. For preventative measures, spray an insecticide such as Reclaim IT around the exterior perimeter your home as a barrier treatment to keep roaches from coming into the home.

You can conveniently purchase all of these products as part of our Guaranteed Cockroach Control Kit.

Conclusion

Which one of the methods mentioned above was the most effective for you? Share your experience with us or get further helpful advice by calling us at 800-479-6583, emailing us at askapro@solutionsstores.com or starting up a live chat on our website.

 

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