Roaches are common and resilient pests. So, what is the best way to get rid of cockroaches? Undoubtedly, the best way to get rid of cockroaches is calling over an exterminator who tent infested houses. The exterminator covers the whole house in a tent in a similar manner to a circus show.
The whole building is then fumigated using roach poison for some few days or weeks. Tenting enables the poison to penetrate to places where roaches are hiding or nesting and places where you would not be able to reach with sprays or traps.
In the meantime, you need to temporary relocate to somewhere else together with your pets as the roaches are killed. You will also need to remove all foods from the house to protect it from poison getting into it.
This method is rather expensive and while it may be the best way to get rid of cockroaches, for most families it is impractical.
If you are not able to hire an exterminator to tent the building, the next best alternative in eradicating roaches is still talking to a professional roach exterminator.
An exterminator specializes in eradicating pests from businesses and homes. The process of getting rid of cockroaches is not only time consuming but also difficult if you try to do it yourself without any knowledge of how to approach this task. Moreover, if it is not carried out in the right manner, there is high probability of the pests returning.
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Controlling cockroach infestation permanently requires an approach that is integrated. This involves exclusion, deterrence strategies and other methods of killing roaches actively. That said, one may make major progress by dusting and baiting using boric acid and also by deploying gel like insecticides in strategic locations.
In order to survive, roaches require water and food and you will therefore find them where they can obtain these. As such;
Even though different types of roach baiting traps can be bought, you can make some at home easily by using boric acid.
Generally, bait should contain less than 5 % of boric acid; if in excess, cockroaches will not eat this. Even though there are several formulations, making one that is effective requires you to mix some condensed sweetened milk with the powder so as to obtain a sticky paste. Place the bait on waxed paper at places where you spot the roaches.
A gel bait may alternatively be used which easily spreads in corners that are hard to reach.
Another effective way of killing them is spreading on the ground a fine boric acid layer in places where roaches can be seen. The powder gets stuck on the roaches’ legs which they then ingest. In order for this method to effectively work, the layer has to be very thin since the cockroaches will avoid it if they feel or see it.
Place the powder in a plastic container and blow the dust as you squeeze the container. Ensure to treat the corners and voids in closets, cabinets and room corners where you get to see them frequently. From the closet or cupboards, remove all items and clean them thoroughly before puffing the dust into the crevices and cracks where roaches walk through.
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Tent photo above found on WIKI
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