Cockroaches are among pests that infest the kitchen. If you are trying to get rid of cockroaches, you should first identify the type of roaches in your house. Like for instance, the German cockroach is the most common in the USA. They love water. If you want to eliminate them start by getting rid of unwanted water sources in the house. Below are ways on how to remove cockroaches from your home.
How to eliminate cockroaches
Identify the affected areas
Before embarking on the elimination process, scour your house. This will help you identify the breeding and hiding place of the pests. Clear the hidden spots in the house, this could be behind the refrigerator, under the sink, behind the doors, and on the closet doors. To identify highly infested areas, use glue strap traps in the right areas. Check the strap glues after a day or two; you will judge the level of infestation by the number of trapped roaches. The right steps should be taken after that.
Close the entry points
Yes, you can do away with cockroaches already in your house, but if you do not finish the source, you will have them around again and again. To stop the spread of these pests in your house, block all the entry points. Entry points will be found between walls, tiles, crevices and entry holes. The doors and windows could be another entry point.
Use gel bait
This is among the most effective cockroach killers. The bait is available in a tube and should be used in cracks, under the baseboards, and in crevices. Use it in areas that are likely to attract cockroaches. Other than the bait gel, try bait stations which attract cockroaches to feed on the poison. Once it feeds on the poison, it will go back in its hole and die there. Cockroaches in the hole will feed on it and die as well due to the poison.
If the DIY methods do not work, it is high time to involve a professional. This is the only guaranteed way to get rid of cockroaches in your house. The professionals have safer methods of eliminating pests from your house. With a professional, you will be at peace knowing that everything will be carefully and safely taken care of. Take action against the nasty pets as soon as you notice them in your house. Do not wait until you see one running on your guest’s food for you to take action.