Cockroaches are mostly found in houses and have created a profile of being both unpleasant and unhygienic. They come in different shapes and sizes. Mostly seen are the American cockroaches, German cockroaches and oriental cockroaches. 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 one cannot simply chase them away by word of mouth, certain ways have been created to aid in controlling their presence. The following are tips that will help you control the presence of cockroaches in your home and get rid of them.
Use of insecticide. These are found in many forms. They may be found as sprays or 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. Check for cracks inside the house and spray into them as this is one of their favorite spots. 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. There are some that come in powder form once a cockroach walks over the powder they drop down. Get an insecticide the next time, and you will be in control.
Well maintained environment. This means keeping the house clean at all times. Make sure the house is well maintained all the times. Dishes should be washed and keep the sink clear. Clear the garbage bin every morning if possible.
Food is also a basic need to them. When you provide them with the basic food environment they won’t stop coming back. Dirty places are a source of their food. Presence of smaller insects in dirt can also attract them as food. Therefore, make sure you get rid of circumstances that might be a food source for roaches.
Remove shelter. They mostly prefer dark areas in the house. Cracks and holes are a good hiding place for cockroaches. Most dark cracks and holes may inhibit many cockroaches. By covering up all these cracks one can easily get rid of them. Make sure every corner of the house gets enough light to keep cockroaches away. So that sneaking roaches are kept away from the housing cover and seal all possible entry points of the ceiling.
Carry out inspection. Night time is the best to carry out an inspection. The presence of one breed could mean a possible infestation. Look out for any weird smelling areas with egg case and get rid of them. Get rid of droppings to avoid health complications especially for people with asthma.
Always keep your home Clean.