How to get rid of cockroaches

cockroacheCockroaches are notorious for being hard to get rid of and for being quick to multiply. Many people have an extreme phobia of cockroaches. These are dirty bugs that can often be hard to stop. There are many things that a person can do, though, to get rid of cockroaches in there home.

Cockroaches are notorious for being hard to get rid of. The only way to really get them out of your home is to follow a comprehensive plan. You need to first get rid of their life supply, their food, hiding places and water sources.

Taking away their food source involves:

  • cleaning up food spills right away
  • keeping food products in sealed containers or in the refrigerator
  • keeping cabinet clean
  • taking recyclables outside
  • keeping garbage outside
  • washing and cleaning the stove, countertops, tables and sinks daily

Taking away their hiding places involves:

  • keeping drawers clean and uncluttered
  • not using shelf paper or other lining in cabinets
  • storing unused clothing in tightly sealed containers
  • storing unused furniture outside
  • repairing cracks or other openings around pipes
  • repairing pealing wallpaper

To take away their water sources:

  • fix leaks in pipes
  • keep drains clean
  • keep the area around the sink dry

Once you have done this you can move on to methods to ensure they get out and stay out. You can use the traditional method of sprinkling boric acid around areas you have seen them. You can also try some homemade methods like mixing up a garden chemical, like Miracle Grow in a spray bottle and spraying that in areas where you have seen them.

Getting rid of cockroaches requires a strong stance. You have to be dedicated and take care of the whole problem. They can be hard to get rid of, but it is possible with persistence.

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