Cockroaches are one of the most annoying and disgusting pests anyone could ever have in the home. They ruin foods, as well as spread skin diseases. Fortunately, there are several tips and treatment to eliminate these pesky pests from your home and environment.
Baking soda and sugar
Some people prefer to use fast methods such as harmful pesticide; it is a good option, but it also has an adverse effect on your health and that of your pets. Using baking soda and sugar is safe and do not put the life of your loved ones in danger.
Using this method may not work as fast as you want, but you will be able to notice a rapid decrease in population. Although, for this technique to be effective, you need to know their hideouts before you plant the baits.
How to use baking soda and sugar
Mix the same quantity of sugar and baking soda in a bowl and sprinkle them in parts of the house with roaches activities- repeat the process until you are satisfied with the result.
Boric acid works the same way as baking powder, but it is more effective than the baking soda. However, boric acid is not safe for consumption and must be kept away from kids and pets. Furthermore, long-term exposure can cause harm to your health, also ingesting boric acid is poisonous. The good part of using boric acid for roach infestation is that it has been proven to be effective at exterminating ants and other varieties of pests.
It is advisable to sprinkle light and not bulky; too much of boric acid will be ineffective, and dangerous to your health. Besides, the aim is to have cockroaches walk through the acid powder, once you have placed the acid, the roaches will get it on their legs, body and antennae and during grooming, and they will ingest the boric acid which will be their end.
Sprinkle on a cool and dry place; it is not effective when wet.
Bay leaf is a subtle way of preventing roaches from infesting your home; Bay leaf acts as a natural cockroach repellent. For a family with kids and toddlers playing around, it is best to use a bay leaf as a repellent than using boric acid, which is poisonous to humans and pets. Bay leaf is more useful as a preventive measure instead of roach exterminator.
How to use bay leaf
Crush a handful of bay leaves using a mortar and pestle or a bowl and anything solid to crush it effectively. Crush them into powder, and sprinkle in areas where you find cockroaches or their nesting place. You can find bay leaves in an Indian, Ethnic or Asian aisle.
Hire a professional
If you do not have the time and energy to exterminate roaches from your home, hiring a professional exterminator is highly recommended. Go Forth Pest Control takes care of all your pesky pests’ problems invading your properties. For more information call our customer support, who are ready to answer your questions. Keep your family safe from harmful and pesky pests by hiring the best of the best- Go Forth Pest Control.