For starters, to avoid all types of roaches camping in your place, you want to make sure you frequently clean around your place.
These little pests don’t need a lot to survive, so you should do everything you can to make your house unfavorable. That means cleaning all bits of food that may have fallen behind the stove or couch.
There are five common pestiferous species of cockroach in North America, and each species has a preference for different types of environments and living conditions.
- The American cockroach
- The German cockroach
- The brown-banded cockroach
- The Oriental cockroach
Roaches are carriers of bacteria on their bodies that are transmitted to humans which causes certain diseases.
The main diseases transmitted are varied forms of gastroenteritis including diarrhea, dysentery, and food poisoning.
There are several species of cockroaches. In general, roaches can be a nuisance in any environment including homes, condos, apartments, and rental properties. Most tenants will want to get rid of cockroaches immediately.
Train people that live at your home or your renters to be clean and set the proper traps. Getting rid of roaches is key to a healthy and safe environment.
Roaches generally gravitate towards the bathroom or kitchen so keep in mind to maintain cleanliness in these areas. They are also drawn to exposed food and food crumbs for sustenance.
Roaches have a terrible time staying alive when the proper type of traps and poison are used. Head to your local hardware store and buy the best solution available.
Borax and sugar mixed together, spread around the baseboards, offers a powerful and effective dinner for the cockroaches.
After they have eaten, the borax will dehydrate the cockroach. No matter how much water the roach drinks, the inevitable conclusion is death.
But please use caution when using this mixture. If you have pets or small children you do not want them ingesting any borax. If they do, you better call an emergency service or poison control.
There are plenty of different traps you can purchase. There are live traps for cockroaches but some never understood why would they want to use them. The best traps are the bait houses.
The cockroach is attracted to the scent from inside the bait house. It goes inside and gets stuck on a type of glue trap. Most bait houses are big enough to handle a couple of months’ worth of cockroaches.
You can usually put these traps out of the way but it’s not necessary since they look kind of cute. When the trap is full you can simply toss it in the trash. Or, if you have access to a fire pit to can simply cremate the remains.
The bottom line is that everyone has encounters with cockroaches whether you’re aware of it or not. Remember, they aren’t out to get you, they are just trying to survive like us.
To get rid of them completely, better call in cockroach removal services by a reputable and trusted pest control company.