Cockroaches can be irritating and unhygienic, commonly found in houses. They vary in size and appearance. Common breeds are the Australian cockroach, American cockroach, German cockroach and the oriental cockroach. They can stay both on the inside and outside of the house. When they have conditions are favoring their existence, they infest and become a nuisance to the occupants. It is always good to make sure you have taken the right measures in ensuring you keep them away. Since it’s not as easy as telling them to keep off; you can use other ways to control them. The following are ways to help you in controlling of cockroaches in your homestead.
Insecticide. They can be found in different forms. Some come in as sprays while others as baits. One uses the spray on entry points of the house to prevent others from getting in and those getting out to be affected by the spray. Use the spray also to spray small openings and cracks inside the house as they preferably hide in these small holes. Baits can be in the form of thick, sticky glues. One can place these in the common habitat areas of cockroaches like dark corners and specific paths to trap them down. Some insecticides come in powder form, once the cockroach goes over the powder after a few minutes their functionality stops. Get an insecticide the next time, and you will be in control.
Proper sanitation. This stands for proper hygienic maintenance of the inside and outside environment. Make sure the house is well maintained all the times. Dirty dishes should be washed and dried immediately after using them to avoid sink pile-ups. Clear the garbage bin every morning if possible.
Cockroaches need food to eat. When they find a good environment for food in your house they won’t stop their infestation. A dirty environment can provide a good source of food to them. Smaller insects can also be food to them. Therefore, make sure you get rid of circumstances that might be a food source for roaches.
Deny them a place for shelter. They mostly prefer dark areas in the house. Cracks and holes are a good hiding place for cockroaches. Any dark opening could shelter many cockroaches in your house. By covering up all these cracks one can easily get rid of them. Make sure light reaches all corners of the house. The ceiling should also be sealed to prevent roaches from sneaking into the house.
Inspection. Do the inspection at night. The presence of one breed could mean a possible infestation. Look out for any egg cases or weird smell. Get a vacuum cleaner to help you pull them out and avoid health complications.
Always keep your home Clean.