Cockroaches are insects that are widely recognized as pests. As such, if you discover a cockroach
infestation in your home, you’ll want and need to move swiftly to exterminate them. There are a number of procedures you can follow to exterminate cockroaches yourself, although there are circumstances in which it’s better to call in a professional to do the job on your behalf.
If you discover a crack in the wall through which cockroaches are entering, one possible solution for exterminating the pests is the application of a homemade mixture of boric acid and sugar in a ratio of 3:1. Sugar baits the cockroaches, while the acid sets about destroying them, hopefully eradicating the troublesome population from your home. Alas, if you can’t identify the source of the infestation, a commercial repellent in spray or powder form might be more useful for destroying the insects as and when they appear.
This is only a short-term solution, however, and you’ll need to call in the experts if you’re unsure where the pests are coming from. Once called upon, professional exterminators will work to source cockroaches before undergoing complete extermination of your home. They have access to far tougher chemicals than those you can purchase over the counter, so the scale of the job they can do will give you the peace of mind you need to feel comfortable in your living environment once again.
They say prevention is better than cure, and this certainly rings true when it comes to keeping cockroaches at bay. Once you’ve exterminated cockroaches from your home, there are a number of simple steps you can take to ensure the pests don’t make an unwelcome return. Cleanliness is key, especially in food preparation areas – cockroaches are greatly attracted to grease and dirt. You should also set about sealing any cracks in your walls and ceiling to deny cockroaches any future points of access. Pouring bleach down the drain has a comparable effect if you suspect cockroaches have been crawling up your kitchen pipes.
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