Use these easy tips to get rid of these disgusting pests
Cockroaches are disgusting, and no one wants to find one in their house. They do more than just make you feel disgusted. Roaches can spread bacteria that could make you sick, and they can also ruin your food. Plus, it seems like it would be impossible to get rid of them. But we’re here to help you get rid of the cockroaches!
What you can do to get rid of them is listed below.
A lot of people have trouble with cockroaches in their homes.
Roaches like to live in warm, damp places with lots of food. Because of this, you can usually find them in the kitchen, but they also like cupboards and drains. If you have a lot of cockroaches, you shouldn’t just ignore it. Salmonella and E.coli bacteria can be spread by cockroaches, so you don’t want them in your home. If you feel like you’re in over your head, it’s best to call a professional. However, if you want to try it on your own first, we have some tips for you. On the next page, you’ll find our advice.
Keep your house clean. This may seem like a no-brainer, but a clean house is important if you want to get rid of roaches or never get them in the first place.
They like food and dirt, which is why you should clean up right after meals and take the trash out often.
Use hairspray. One bottle of hairspray can go a long way. If you spray the roaches with the hairspray, their legs and wings will stick together and they won’t be able to move. They will slowly choke to death. If you think this is too cruel, you could still use the spray and then squash the roach once it’s not moving.
Leave our bay leaves alone, because roaches hate the way bay leaves smell. Tear up some bay leaves and put them all over your house. If you know where the roaches’ nest is, you can put bay leaves there. Most likely, they will get up and leave to find a new place that doesn’t smell like bay leaves.
Cleaning with ammonia: This smell might not be as nice, so you might want to try the other tricks first. But if you don’t mind the smell, you could use ammonia to clean your countertops. You can make a cleaning solution by mixing two cups of ammonia with a bucket of water. It will be awful for the roaches.
It’s very easy to make sticky tape traps that work very well. Get some good tape that sticks, like duct tape. Put pieces of tape with the sticky side up all over the house.
Place them near the cracks and floorboards that roaches use to get in. Since cockroaches are most active at night, you should do this before you go to sleep.