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Get rid of Cockroaches

Did you know that cockroaches carry a lot of harmful diseases in their various body parts, feces, and saliva?


Did you know that cockroaches carry a lot of harmful diseases in their various body parts, feces, and saliva?

Therefore, if your home has cockroach infestations, you may want to take extra precautions to thoroughly eradicate them because these pests breed swiftly and spread infestations quickly. Avoid treading on or picking up dead cockroaches with your hands since they can still induce allergic reactions even after they have died.

The World Health Organization (WHO) claims that cockroaches can spread typhoid, cholera, dysentery, and other gastrointestinal illnesses.

Three things that cockroaches easily infest homes in pursuit of are food, shelter, and water. When they do, they may cause allergies, spread illness, and degrade the cleanliness of a home.

Therefore, the first and greatest defense against cockroaches is complete cleanliness of every crevice, which prevents food from lying exposed and ensures that the amount of water sources in your area are kept to a minimum.

Along with foods like starch, sugar, oil, meat, and cheese, bugs are drawn to the stench of rotting fruits and vegetables, which draws them into your home by any means necessary.

Cockroaches’ method of entry into homes
Even the slightest gaps can be used by these pests as entrances into your home. They may enter through dryer vents, holes in the outside walls, or even openings between the walls and flooring.

This is why it is crucial to eliminate cockroaches from your home and the area around it by caulking holes and gaps.

When Homes are Most Infested by Cockroaches
Cockroaches can stay active all year long as long as the temperature inside is above 50 degrees, however they are more common in the summer. During the rainy season, these pests emerge from sewer systems to prevent drowning. Cockroaches can therefore be flushed out and enter porous and appealing places when these sewer systems flood as a result of a significant amount of rain.

How to rid your home of Cockroaches
. Seal cracks and entry points
. Regular and thorough house cleaning
. Fix leaks right away
. Thorough cleaning of kitchen appliances
. Store food appropriately
. Get rid of newspapers and cardboards.
. Spray pesticide
Cockroach Repellents
. Essential oils such as peppermint oil, cedarwood oil, and cypress oil are essential oils that effectively keep cockroaches at bay.
. Bay leaves – these pests can’t stand the smell of crushed bay leaves.
. Coffee grounds
. Diatomaceous earth
. Baking soda
. Boric acid
. Citrus
. Borax
. Bleach
Aggressive approach to eliminating Cockroaches
. Glue traps
. Bait stations
. Liquid roach deterrent concentrates
However, severe infestations will require the help of an expert pest management team.

Prosper Dougoli

Prosper Dougoli, also known as a Bomzydget, is a young Ghanaian tech content creator with extensive experience in Internet blogging.

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