Once roaches establish your home as theirs, it can be a difficult and slow process to get them to sign an eviction notice. A cockroach infestation is not only unsettling, but it can also be a potential health hazard for you, your family, and your pets.
Cockroaches mostly come out at night – so they are typically taking refuge in a dark hiding place during daylight hours. They come inside for the food, moisture, and comfort.
Check out 5 tips for how to get rid of roaches from the pest control professionals at Any Pest Inc.
How to Get Rid of Roaches
1. Make a DIY cockroach bait.
One way to get rid of roaches naturally is to make your very own cockroach repellent. Keep in mind this is pet-friendly.
How to Make a DIY Roach Bait—
- Mix boric acid with sugar. Boric acid is toxic to cockroaches, while it is not harmful to humans or pets. The sugar attracts them.
- Next, sprinkle the DIY solution in/around your kitchen. Make sure to target behind your refrigerator, under your sinks, and along the edges of your cabinets.
Roaches will eat almost anything, but they are especially attracted to residue left over in the kitchen. Once they make their way inside, they are searching for something to feed on. That includes food particles, residue, and even hair. Make sure you clean and keep your kitchen area tidy.
How to do this: Set aside 15 minutes at the end of the night to clean. Make sure you wipe down the counters and stovetop, clear the sink of any dirty dishes, and wipe down the floors. This 15 minutes per night clean can make a world of a difference.
3. Check and seal for cracks and holes.
Roaches can get through openings the size of a quarter.
Make sure to properly seal the entries to your home. If you live in an apartment complex or multi-family community, this is especially important. While your home may be spotlessly clean, your neighbor’s place in the same building may not be.
How to do this: Get a tube of caulk and a caulking gun and do the work!
4. Get rid of any leaks or dripping faucets.
Roaches can survive for months without food, but they can only survive a few days without water. In addition, roaches are attracted to moisture and water from leaking pipes, which is why you may find them under your sink.
How to do this: Check under your sink to see if you have any leaky faucets and check if your faucets appear to be dripping.
5. Call a pest control professional.
These cockroach prevention tips can help get rid of roaches, but if you have a cockroach infestation this summer, it’s best to call your local pest control company.
If you suspect you have a pest infestation in your home or business, call Any Pest today at (678) 888-0035 to inspect, identify, and treat your roach problem. Contact us online today for a free pest control estimate!