Sometimes when you enter your room or washroom and turn on the lights, you might just spot a blackish nasty insect lurking towards the shadow behind the doors or below the sink. These slimy, crawling, shadow dwelling insects, that with only one appearance can arouse feelings of dread in people, are none other than famous and irritating “COCKROACHES.” These insects are very common in washrooms, below beds, behind cupboards, under the sinks, underneath low-lying tables and inside storage cabinets. They are not only irritating but also very difficult to kill as they are resistant to many insecticides. However, it is essential to get rid of cockroaches at any cost as they can transmit the bacteria associated with Shigella, Salmonella along with many other bacterial and viral diseases. Get ideas from this article and get rid of cockroaches in your home.
Clean your house
Clean all corners of your house thoroughly. Make sure all counters, including areas around the home appliances, are cleaned properly as dirty places give birth to these nasty creatures.
Clean your surrounding area
Frequently clean the areas around your home including animal droppings, garbage and lumber piles. In addition to that, make proper arrangements to remove stagnant water in your area.
Sprinkle boric acid powder
Wear disposable gloves and cover your mouth with a mask or piece of cloth. Now sprinkle boric acid powder in all those parts of your house where you have noticed cockroach activities. Boric acid is effective against cockroaches. It sticks to their legs and sucks all the liquid in them, making the cockroaches die automatically due to dehydration.
Apply plastic roach bait traps
Plastic roach bait traps are also useful in getting rid of cockroaches. However, make sure to apply them in unreachable corners of house like under sinks, behind doors and gels in narrow cracks.