Cockroaches are one of the most resilient pests on the planet. It is estimated that they have lived on this planet for over 300 million years and that they have evolved very little in that time. In other words, cockroaches today look exactly like the cockroaches 300 million year ago.
Once you’ve seen cockroaches in your home, chances are you have been infested. Prepare for a difficult battle! Getting rid of cockroaches can be a very difficult task.
Here are some quick tricks you can use to maintain cockroach control:
1) Sprinkle boric acid where ever you’ve seen them, especially in areas where they take refuge. Boric acid is toxic to roaches and it will kill them once they’ve come into contact with it. Be careful if you have children or pets because boric acid can be harmful to them as well.
2) It is also believed that you can make your home made roach traps by mixing equal parts baking powder and sugar with soda. Put the mixture in a shallow dish and place it near the location of the roack sightings. The mixture is fatal to roaches and they will die once they’ve ingested it.
3) Eliminate their sources of water! Cockroaches can live for months without food, but like most creatures they require water on a daily basis to survive. By limiting their access to water you can achieve sucessful roach control! Make sure you fix any leaking pipes, dripping taps, pools of moisture, etc..
4) Maintain a clean environment. Like many other household pests - such as ants, spiders, silverfish, etc - cockroaches are attracted to environments that are unkept, dirty, and in disarray. It is crucial to clean your home and keep it clean if you want to win the fight against cockroaches.
Keeping Cockroaches GONE FOREVER!
There are many sprays and pesticides on the market for getting rid of cockroaches, but many of them will not help to achieve permanent cockroach control. Although many of them will succeed in achieving temporary relief from cockroaches, they will always come back if you haven’t corrected the conditions in your home that attract roaches in the first place.
The primary conditions that attract cockroaches are:
- A dirty, unkept environment
- A source of food
- A source of water
- Suitable places for them to hide and breed
The key to success is altering these conditions so that roaches can no longer thrive in your living spaces. If conditions are less than idea, they will simply move on to another environment where they find it more suitable.
---- From www.diypestcontrol.org