The sight of a cockroach is such an irritating thing in our homes. No matter, how clean we try and maintain, the cockroaches take a toll in our houses. The cockroaches become immune to certain insecticides. Cockroach pest control is one of the most challenging one as they are becoming repellant to the insecticides and stay away from the surfaces where the insecticides are sprayed, therefore the toxins are no more effective on the cockroaches.
Tips to Prevent Infestation:
Below are a few Tips for Cockroach Pest Control.
Initial Clean-up:Make sure to clean-up the surfaces of the cooking platform, counters, food storage cabinets, stove tops, vent around the stove and around the refrigerator too. It is recommended to use green cleaners like baking soda, white vinegar or lemon juice, hydrogen peroxide with a good scrubbing pad.
Pesticides:Use the pesticides that are available in the market, ensure to follow the directions on the label. Use an insecticidal dust in wall voids. Apply an insect growth regulator in areas where cockroach hiding places are likely.
Monitor and Baiting:If the cockroaches seem to eat all, apply the Pest Control again. These baits are available in all the forms like powder, sprays. If they do not eat the bait, it is likely that cockroach population has developed resistance and the baits are no more effective. Try using different baits. After all the cockroaches die, clean the areas very neatly if required vacuum the surfaces because the dead ones too develop allergies among the children and even adults. Repeat the process as long as you do not seem to catch a single cockroach.
Prevent infestation:Clean the areas neatly. Paint the walls, repair the cracks, and replace any fixtures if required for your appliances. Place the pests under the sink as a future measure. If you want to control the infestation, it is suggested to destroy the cockroach eggs if found as the pest do not kill the egg case. You can simply vacuum the eggs out or burn them or use boric acid over the egg case to kill. You could also try using home remedy which is a mixture of sugar and baking soda as a natural pesticide.
Poison the garbage bin:Garbage bins are one of the food source for the cockroaches. Spread boric acid inside the bin every night. Dust the gaps between baseboards and the walls with the boric acid powder.
Use Professional Grade Pesticides:Spread more baits in the entire house where you think there is more cockroach population. Keep the house clean.
Repeat:This procedure is a persistent one and has to be repeated every week.
If the home remedies and tips do not seem to do any good in Cockroach Pest Control, it is time to seek professional help. You must schedule a thorough clean-up and Pest Control at your home to eliminate this issue, also take proper measures to control these pests in future.