So, you’ve got a battle in front of you. You’ve just discovered an enemy base of roaches nesting in your house and you’re looking for ways to battle these nasty little suckers.
Roaches are some of the most annoying and notoriously hard to get rid of insects out there. There’s even people who say they can survive a nuclear war, so you’ve got to pull out your big guns for this one. Not the nuclear ones, mind you!
Below are some of the top ways to get rid of roaches in just one week.
Yes, you heard me right. In one week, you can be rid of those pesky bugs!
Just follow these tips and you’ll be roach free in no-time and finally feel comfortable inviting friends and family over to your house again.
1. Fix Those Water Leaks in Your House and Keep Your House Tidy.
The first order of business in this war is to clean your environment and cut the roaches away from recourses like food and water. Roaches can only survive up to a week without water, so go through your house and fix any water leakage there may be. Anywhere and everywhere!
Next, it’s time for some spring cleaning. Go through your house and sweep/mop the floors, cleaning up any exposed food, picking up crumbs from the couch, and generally making your home spotless. This will ensure your roach enemies won’t be able to find midnight snacks on your kitchen floor.
2. Get Rid of Those Suckers with Cockroach Bait.
You can either buy cockroach bait from the store and make a homemade version. Cockroach baits work like this: You lay out the bait in some kind of container that includes some kind of food that roaches like and the poisonous substance (for roaches) that comes with the bait. The roach gets hungry, spots some yummy roach food, eats what you put out along with the poison, and carries the poison back to its home base where it will infect the other roaches.
It’s a pretty easy and effective way to get all of those suckers in one go.
3. Insecticides Are Your Best Friend in This Battle.
You can use a solution of soap and water for this one or an insecticide spray from the store. This could be the best choice if you’re only facing a couple of lone roaches, but most likely you’re going up against a whole nest of them.
In this case, an insecticide isn’t the best choice. As soon as you start spraying the mixture onto the roach nest, they’re all going to scatter. You might end up killing a good number of them, but those that do get away will simply make other nests around your house. But if you see a roach crawling around your house, have an insecticide handy to kill him.
4. Set Some Traps for Them.
There are many ways to set roach traps around your house. It can be a store-bought version that catches them with adhesive tape or a homemade version just by using some bait and a bowl of water to drown them. Place these traps around where you see a ton of roaches and you’ll be able to kill a good amount of them.
5. Prevent Them from Coming Back.
Now that you’ve been able to kill all of the roaches in your house, now is time to prevent another round of infestation. Don’t leave any piles of wood around your house as roaches absolutely love being around wood. Go through the interior and exterior of your home to make sure there are no cracks or openings that roaches can get back in through. If there are any extra roaches running around, keep the traps out to get those lone soldiers.
Roaches are no fun and nobody ever wants to have to deal with an infestation. Even though the best thing may be to call an exterminator just to be safe, above are some of the top ways you can get rid of roaches on your own. Good luck out there!
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