How To Get Rid Of Roaches
So you want to know how to get rid of roaches? Well you should start with some basic roach based house cleaning. Start this huge chore by washing everything with soap literally everything. Then go through your entire home and vacuum every thing from the ceiling to the floor to the cracks along the walls vacuum the furniture, couch pillows, drapes and rugs and do this with the correct attachments and make sure to continue to do this weekly. Once that’s done go through and seal off any gaps or cracks you may have throughout the house with a caulking or some kind of sealant so the roaches can not get in. It would also be a good idea to take the garbage out at night to prevent roaches from getting to it. Now that we have the cleaning taken care of we can start to focus on the actual problem those disgusting little creatures.
First of all you have to identify what kind of roach is the culprit there are several different kinds of roaches in North America including the smokey brown cockroach, the brown banded cockroach, the American cockroach, the oriental cockroach and the German cockroach. To find the culprit roach in your home you will need to set out sticky tape traps. To rid your home of the smokey brown cockroach a roach that especially love the outdoors mainly because they love plants and gardens which have rotting vegetables and fruits. They will come inside though if there is a steady food source. To remove them make sure to clean away anything rotting or organic from around your home. Then line the outside perimeter of home with organic desiccant like diatomaceous earth.
To get rid of the brown banded cockroach whom likes warm dry areas and prefer to eat no not everything on your counters but your clothing glues and fabrics if it contains starch these pests will devour it. Remove them by finding their hiding place and spraying with a good roach spray then powder coating with boric acid otherwise known as borax. Then give the room a good thorough vacuum like mentioned above. Caulk cracks to insure they don’t return. Roach number three the American cockroach loves moisture and warmth commonly lives in boats basements sewers and bathrooms. To get rid of this roach simply remove the moisture do this by using a dehumidifier then dust your home with boric acid. Number four like it’s environment wet they call it the oriental cockroach the one that eats decaying foods and spreads illnesses.
Once again like above keep your home nice and dry, dust with boric acid and take out the trash. The German cockroach perhaps the worst of all for one reason they don’t care if its hot, cold, wet, or dry. They do however prefer warmth and that’s why they bed in air vents make sure you dust with boric acid put out roach baits and remember to do the basic cleaning because no roach likes sanitation. That is how to get rid of roaches, if you have any questions or concerns feel free to leave a comment below.