Mom Hacks: Getting Rid of Roach Infestation


Are you tired of these unwelcome guests? Need not to worry. Here is a complete guide to help you get rid of cockroaches effectively and efficiently.

With a ferocious desire to survive and produce, cockroaches are insects considered GRIMY. Having a naturally minuscule body, roaches can fit squeezed cracks and other dingy hideouts without getting noticed. These attributes make it hard to get rid of these creatures.

Before we start, you need to understand what really attracts cockroaches.

Cockroaches, just like most insects are fascinated by four simple yearnings. Having highly designed antennas, roaches can detect the following desires.

  • Shelter
  • Food
  • Moisture
  • Warmth

Hacks to get rid of cockroaches

To get rid of these roaches, you need to know the natural ways and artificial ways to attempt.

1. What are the three natural ways/hacks?

It’s simple. There are three effective ways you can apply to get rid of roaches.

  1. Fix leaky pipes

Researchers and entomologists have discovered that cockroaches can survive up to a month with no food. However, only a few days without water is enough to make the roaches find other alternatives. You should fix damaged pipes before the situation gets worse.

  1. Seal up cracks and holes

It is inside the cracks and tiny opaque holes you will find colonies and intrusion of these tiny insects. Roaches love the cracks and holes because they form perfect locations to hide and reproduce.

There are various spots you can check to see if there are cracks. These include the baseboards, inside the pantry, and underneath the countertop,

iii. Maintain cleanliness

Keep a sparkling surface to get rid of these insects in a flash. Vacuuming the floors constantly should suck food particles that cockroaches get attracted to. Without food, cockroaches will look for food and other alternatives elsewhere.

2. What are the three artificial ways/hacks?

  1. Pesticides like BORIC ACID

Boric acid for roaches is one effective way used over the years to get rid of roaches. Not only will it get rid of roaches but it is a great insecticide that kills other kinds of pests.

  1. Pest control unit

The pest control unit comes in place once the infestation gets out of hand. Contacting the pest control should be considered the last choice if the natural/home remedies have failed to take effect.

iii. Cockroach traps

A cockroach trap is one simple way to get rid of these multiplying insects. A basic trap should be easy to make, and it should assume a simple design that attracts these annoying insects. One key quality of an effective trap should attract hundreds of cockroaches all at once.

As much as you want to get rid of these insects, it is important to take note that there are four simple facts you should know about cockroaches. These facts will help you understand the insect better for easy extermination.

  • Did you know cockroaches can become mature after just 35 days?
  • A one-day-old cockroach can run as fast as its parents.
  • An American cockroach is attracted by sugar and alcohol beverages.
  • Just like most insects, cockroaches dislike cool/cold weather.

We thought you should know.

About Author

LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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