Cockroaches take the crown for disgusting and filthy creatures on the face of the earth. They may not be the only ones but they are right up there with flies, rats, and slugs. There is nothing one wouldn’t od to prevent a roach infestation which is why the following cockroach killers will come in handy and change the balance in your house in a couple of days.
Insecticide and pesticides are effective in killing the adult cockroach as well as eliminating the nymph and the eggs. They can be used directly in the cockroach nest with quick and effective results. You can also opt for the gel killer which is ready to use and will be in place longer deterring the reoccurrence of roaches in your space. The gel is applied using a syringe and it is applied undiluted along the skirting board of the room. The gel solution works actively for seven days.
Roach traps are typically round boxes that feature several entrances with a poison inside to kill the cockroach. It features a smell that attracts the cockroach and the roach can leave the trap carrying with it some of the poison to its lair. This effectively kills the roach and others in the lair.
Roach traps can be effective for 2 weeks to up to 3 months and each commercially bought trap typically comes with several traps in the package. Companies like Raid, Raptor and Combat have some of the best roach traps in the market.
This is dry fog that works effectively by penetrating any environment where the roaches hide and killing them in their nests. This is the product to use where other products cannot reach and it can work in any environment from the office to the home and warehouse as well. It is the closest product to what a professional exterminator can use.
How do cockroaches survive extermination?
Cockroaches can survive extermination because they are fast on their feet and prolific hiders. A cockroach moves at 4.8 kilometers per hour which is quite fast for an insect. They can also eat just once in a month and stay in hiding for the rest of the time. Females are also able to keep producing offspring after mating with a male just once in their lifetime.
Cockroaches survive extermination because they can go without breathing for 40 minutes and it can feel you approach because of the hairs on its legs. This give it ample time to change direction up to 25 times in one second. Interestingly, a cockroach can continue living for a week without its head attached .
Getting rid of cockroaches is not as easy as one may think. The secret is to prevent an infestation in the first place. If the above remedies don’t work it’s time to call the big guns in; the professional exterminators.