Cockroaches are those annoying pests who dwell in your house, but very difficult to remove. The most common kind of cockroach that you will find in your home is the American cockroach which is deep brown in color. They can crawl in every place of your home, the kitchen, bathroom, and bedrooms. For me, one of the most terrible feelings is to discover cockroaches in the kitchen. And when you see a cockroach in kitchen, you can be sure that there are cockroaches in other rooms as well. But for saving me from these bugs, I have used certain ways to remove cockroach from kitchen.
Did you know that cockroaches can even fly a little which makes them more disgusting and spread quickly across all room in the house? If you find even one cockroach, you must call a pest control expert to remove to deal with the cockroaches. Cockroaches never come solo they always intrude in your home with a gang. Cockroaches, like all other pests, can spread germs, and be the reason of harmful diseases. They can poison foods, and also destroy other items like clothes, electronic gadgets, etc. You must find immediate means to remove cockroaches from kitchen and rest of your house.
The kitchen is the place where you prepare foods for your family. The kitchen must be clean and tidy. You must ensure that the place must be hygienic enough, so that the foods you prepare are safe for your family. Kitchen is a common place, where cockroaches find their home. Kitchen has the perfect environment for them, the place is warm, there is food, and also water. Kitchen provides them all the basic requirements, so to remove those from the kitchen can be a tough job. There are certain ways by which you can remove them from your house, but if you cannot do it on your own, then there are several pest control agencies who can help you remove cockroaches from your house.
But if you are a do-it-yourself kind of a person, you can remove cockroach from the kitchen and other rooms quite easily. I am going to share a few important tricks that you can use to remove cockroach from kitchen and other rooms.
5 ways to remove cockroach from kitchen
My kitchen is free from cockroach and let me tell you I have called the pest control expert just once before moving into this house. After one professional pest treatment, I have managed to keep cockroaches away from my kitchen and I am happy to share these simple yet effective tips with you all;
1. Make their conditions harsh
The cockroaches need food and water to survive. If you deny them their basic requirements then they will perish gradually. They can live for months without water, but they cannot survive without water even for a week. You must find the water leaks in your home and fix them. If you have taps in your sink which is leaking or a pipe where there is a crack, fix it as soon as possible. You can then set gel based baits to kill the cockroaches. Once they will be devoid of water, they will be attracted towards those baits you have set for them.
2. Use cockroach baits
You can use several kinds of baits to catch them and kill them. There are several kinds of insecticides and roach killing poisons available in the market. Once the roaches eat the poison, they go outside and then they die. You can keep the food mixed with poison near the area where the roaches dwell. They will eat the poisoned food, and will infect the other roaches with the poison. The death of the roaches is not the end of the story. You also have to destroy their eggs before they hatch. Like this, you can remove generations of roaches effectively from your home.
3. Use boric acid
Mix I part boric acid, 2 part flour and 1 part cocoa. This mixture is one of the most effective baits to kill the roaches. Keep the mixture where the bugs can get it. Keep your pets and kids away from this poison. Even though the boric acid is non toxic, still it is only for external use. This mixture can destroy three progressive cycle of roaches, and they will be gone within a week. Continue using this mixture until they are totally gone.
4. A solution of soap and water
Mix soap, e.g. bath soap with water and spray it on the roaches wherever you find it. The bugs cannot tolerate the soapy water and they die even within one minute. The soapy water forms a thin layer on the breathing pores of the roaches, so they suffocate and die. Use this mixture in bulk and kill all the bugs you have got.
5. Use Insecticides
There are several insecticides available in the market which can destroy the bugs. These are chemical products which are very effective on them. You can spray the insecticides wherever you find them and thus you can remove the cockroaches from kitchen.
Apart from the above tips to remove cockroaches from kitchen, if the level of infestation is too deep, you may have to take professional help from a pest exterminator. When followed properly, you should be able to eradicate cockroaches to a good extent and if not, take professional help.
I hope my article has helped you with some ideas of how to remove cockroach from kitchen. Home is a place for you to stay and not the bugs. If you find the roaches, you must find ways and means to remove them immediately. Or else book an appointment with an expert exterminator within no time.