Standing in the corner of the room after a successful escape from the flying cockroach can be a horrible experience. The first solution which comes in the mind is the use of chemicals. But the pest control chemicals known as pesticides can help in eradicating the cockroaches. This solution has its own side effects to you and your family. Apart from this, it may not be a permanent solution as the neglecting root cause and treating the symptoms don’t cure a disease permanently.
There are many ways you can ensure to avoid future cockroach infestation. But it is time taking to naturally eradicate the chances of Cockroach infestation. The prevention is better than the cure just like an ounce of discipline is better than pounds of regret later. We are mentioning here a few ways to get rid of cockroaches naturally:
Take care of cleanliness
Cockroaches love to thrive in dirty places like food leftovers and grease, etc. If you take care of cleanliness, the chances of cockroaches infesting your place decrease dramatically. You will need to complete the following tasks before getting to bed at night:
- Sweep the floor
- Wash the dishes
- Clean countertop
- Clean the Stove
- Dusting the material
If you do all these activities daily, you’ll soon make a hygienic place for yourself to live. Such a place is a deathbed for cockroaches. Clean your house daily and lessen the chances of cockroach growth.
Close the holes and cracks
Holes and cracks are the spaces for the cockroaches to thrive. If you wish to free up your extra space from your house, then use the right kind of sealant or caulk. Using the caulk gun can do the work for you. But, you will need to identify all the holes, creeks, and cracks in your house. Then, decide a day to execute your cleanliness strategy and go on the mission to eliminate roaches.
Make natural cockroach bait
Like the bait lures the fish into your trap, the same way you can make a cockroach bait to kill them. The simple way is to use boric acid and sugar. ¾ of boric acid mixed with ¼ of sugar can work well. Sugar will entice the cockroaches while the boric acid will kill them right away. You should use this mixture carefully around the cracks and entry places of the house. Try to spread this mixture in all the holes and sprinkle under the refrigerator and sink and behind the stove.
We hope if you implement these methods, chances of cockroach infestation will decrease dramatically. Adopting natural methods to get rid of cockroaches is preferable. Be clean and kill the little monsters!