Although cockroach is just one kind of general insects, it can be a big problem in houses, especially cockroach infestations. You can imagine how disgusting they are when they come out and spread everywhere in your house, step on every single thing and cause unpleasant smell.
Even trying to kill them by stepping or swatting them is the fastest way, it is quite impossible to kill them one by one when they come in a huge colony! Besides, cockroaches secrete a kind of liquid which has offensive odor. You can call cockroach inseminators, but of course it will cost more.
There are several ways you can do to reduce the cockroach infestations, even more drive them away. Do these steps carefully and pay attention to the roach target!
Identify the spot
Firstly we have to know where the cockroach infestations come from. You can identify them by using “crawling insect sticky trap monitors”. After it is identified, you can also “attack” them directly by vacuuming them thoroughly where the monitors catch the cockroach infestations.
Clean up every food sources that can be found by cockroach infestations, naturally in the open space. Do not use strong and smelly cleaners. You can use green cleaners which are made from baking soda, borax, plain soap (without fragrances), white vinegar or lemon juice, and hydrogen peroxide (3% solution). Do not forget to clean dishes and other dirty stuffs to avoid being placed by cockroach infestations.
Pesticides and Poisons
After monitoring for a couple of days, you can use pesticides to kill the cockroach infestations according to the instructions. Use insecticidal dust in wall voids and protected areas. For poisoning, you can put a small amount of poison bait. It can be made from sodium fluoride, rotenone, pyrethum, mixture of borax and sugar, and also baking soda.
Sodium fluoride and mixture of borax and sugar are poisonous. Rotenone and pyrethum are biodegradable and nontoxic for humans (only kill human in a very massive dose). Baking soda is not poisonous, but once the bugs consume it, they will get gassy and their innards can explode.
Prevent for the future
Clean your house routinely. You should close the holes or anything which are used by the cockroach infestations to enter your house so they will not come again with that huge populations. Pay attention to small slits and cracks. Keep monitors out to catch infestations early.
One thing you have to understand about roach infestations is the cleanliness of your house. Cockroaches can live everywhere, but they rarely be in clean places. Keep your house neat and clean, especially bathroom and kitchen because cockroaches can come out from water holes and kitchen drains.
Keep the garbage away. Make sure the whole member of your house understand how to protect your house from cockroach infestations.