Cockroaches have always been an issue in the home. They can be a big problem for anyone living in specific areas such as apartments, hotels, or even houses on the block next to your own.
They are one of the toughest pests to get rid of for good. Despite numerous attempts, many remain. It is possible to prevent these pests from coming inside your home. The following are ways how to catch pesky cockroaches.
- Try Sticky Traps
Cockroaches are, unfortunately, a part of life. You can also help make things easier on yourself by purchasing a cockroach trap that makes your house smell like they’re dead. This will ultimately scare them away, but it takes time and care to set up correctly.
- Apex Cockroach Gel Bait
Apex Cockroach gel bait is the most effective way to control cockroaches. Apply it in cracks and crevices where they live, including behind and behind appliances, cabinets, windowsills, and food preparation areas.
The liquid extract contains a pesticide that paralyzes cockroaches so they can’t move away. Once they start ingesting the toxic ingredients (residue), they will die inside their hiding spots.
- Set Out Boric Acid Bait
Boric acid is a versatile insecticide that is especially effective at controlling cockroaches. Sprinkle the powder on crumbs and leave them in food containers that have been empty for several days.
Place boric acid-soaked cotton balls directly on the surface of the roach bed. Roaches who are nervous or stressed will also move around more and take longer to breathe, making them an easy target for boric acid bait.
- Put Glue or Tape Over Any Drains in Your House
Put glue or tape over any drains in your house and go back during the next few days to check if they are still there. If you find cockroaches, use a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment, thoroughly clean your house from top to bottom, and spot-test any surfaces where the roaches could have been habituated (kitchen cupboards, etc.). Add granules of diatomaceous earth to your cleaning products, as this is an effective way to kill and repel cockroaches.
- Apply Some Oil of Peppermint on Cotton and Toss it in the Areas Where You See the Most Cockroaches
To catch the pesky roaches, apply peppermint oil to cotton and toss it into the areas where you see more cockroaches. It will create an oily barrier that will slow down the movement of the cockroaches. This is a temporary solution, so don’t be surprised if they are back within a day or two after they try out your new lure.
I can’t precisely say I went from hating cockroaches to loving them, but I do feel like I am grateful that I learned about how to catch these creatures in case of an infestation. If you are also battling a roach problem, hopefully this article has given you some advice on getting rid of them as soon as possible, so you don’t have to deal with them any longer.