At night, you go to the kitchen for a bite but instead of a cake, you only get frightened as there are cockroaches? But one should not be afraid.
Read: how to make traps, what to buy at the pharmacy so that insects will be gone, how to clean the floors, so that they never return.
How to understand that cockroaches are in the apartment
If there were small dark balls on the dishes, kitchen shelves, and wallpaper, alas, cockroaches left them. That is what their life products look like.
The specific smell.
Laying eggs in the corners and crevices. If you find them, you can, of course, be glad that your apartment has officially received the status of “cockroach-friendly”, but this means that insects will have to be bred twice. First, the main number of pests will be destroyed, then the hatched offspring.
Cockroaches are curious and sociable creatures, therefore, if you do not pay attention to the alarm bells described above, sooner or later they will come into contact. Most often, black (up to 3 cm in length, kitchen) or red (up to 1.3 cm in length) cockroaches are wound up in houses.
What Attracts Cockroaches To Your Home?
You have a lot of delicious food. Cockroaches also love to eat. If you eat sandwiches in front of a computer, they will be contented with a the remaining crumbs. And they have enough open garbage bags or buckwheat scattered in the kitchen drawer.
You have plenty of water available. Good lunch should be washed down. Because puddles at the sink and a leaking shower stall will come in handy.
Food and water a lot from your neighbors. No matter how hard you try to destroy the pests, all efforts can be broken about the obstinacy of your neighbors-dirty. If you can not agree with them, it is enough to seal your own home: to eliminate cracks and cracks.
How to get rid of cockroaches
Boric acid for cockroaches is the strongest poison. Getting into the digestive tract of an insect, it affects its nervous system. Cockroach paralyzes, and he dies from suffocation. It is best to use boric acid powder, you can buy it at any pharmacy.
Scatter the powder on the cockroach paths: Along the baseboards, at the water places (toilet, sink, shower). It will settle on the insect’s paws, and when the cockroach starts to clean them, it will fall into the stomach.
Make tasty baits: Mix mashed potatoes, egg yolk, sugar or flour with boric acid and roll up the resulting mass of balls. Spread them wherever the evil barbs can run.
Ammonia has a strong smell that cockroaches do not like. Therefore, they tend to leave the premises treated with this substance. To get rid of cockroaches, add ammonia in water for washing the floor, shelves, walls, and ceilings.
Freezing. Cockroaches are cold-blooded creatures. They cease to multiply and weaken at a temperature below +7 C. However, this method will be applied only in winter, preferably in a hard frost. Just leave the windows wide open for a day (or better by two). All rooms should be frozen to –10–15C.
The trap will help if there are not so many cockroaches. It can be done at home. A jar with a wide neck, a deep enamel or glass bowl from the inside, grease with oil, fat or petroleum jelly, and crumble the bait: biscuits, bread, sugar. Insects will reach for the smell of tasty, and they will not be able to get out. You can also use a plastic bottle as a dangerous container: cut the neck and, turning it over, insert it back like a funnel.
Leave the trap for the night in the kitchen or in the bathroom, and in the morning do not forget to destroy the pests. They can be filled with boiling water or sprayed with insecticide.
The market is rich in various specialized tools: from sprays and crayons to nanotechnological lamps and traps. The main thing when working with such things is to carefully follow the instructions and do not forget about gloves and a protective mask.
How to get rid of cockroaches forever
If you live in a private house, it will be enough to poison insects once and then regularly take preventive measures so that insects do not come to visit in the future.
But if you are a happy owner of housing in an apartment building, you cannot do without coordinated actions with your neighbors. Agree with all tenants and disinfect at the same time. Otherwise, it may happen that cockroaches from another floor will, again and again, enter your rendered apartment.
Maintain order at home. For the destruction of pests is not enough for a single cleaning, you must regularly clean up. Keep food in an airtight container, remove crumbs from the table and watch the places where pets eat. It would be nice to conduct an audit of the kitchen drawers for scattered cereals. It is advisable to wash the dishes immediately after eating, and not to keep it in the sink with the remnants of the meal inside.
Take out the trash. Do not keep trash in the cabinet under the sink or store overflowing bags at the front door. Get into the habit of regularly walking to the garbage cans (or to the garbage disposal), and put a container with an airtight lid in the kitchen.
Remove leaks in a timely manner. If cockroaches can exist for weeks without food, they cannot live a day without water.
Therefore, it is necessary to regularly check potentially dangerous places (toilet bowl, sinks, pipe joints) for leaks. In addition, do not forget to dry the surface in the bathroom after active bathing. Well, a sailor’s way of washing floors (this is when a bucket of water pours onto the deck at once) is better not to abuse it.
Eliminate cracks. If your neighbors do not differ in cleanliness, take care of the inaccessibility of your apartment. Examine the walls, ceiling, corners of the room: there may be cracks. They should be putty. And close the ventilation holes with a special fine mesh through which insects cannot crawl.