Cockroaches are one of the most disgusting pests in present in households in SEQ and Australia at large. They mainly venture into our homes in search of food and water. The insects are not only unattractive to look at, but also a risk to your health. They are bearers of different bacteria and germ that can cause serious diseases.
How to Get Rid of Cockroaches
Cockroaches can be very destructive to household items such as clothes, electrical wires, books, and electronics. But getting rid of them is no easy task. Here are home remedies which can help you get rid of roaches.
Borax or Boric Acid And Sugar
Borax is cheap, easy to find and one of the best options to get rid of cockroaches. It dehydrates the pests causing damage to their digestive system which finally results in their death. It can also prevent roaches from getting into your home. To make it more effective, you should use it along with sugar which helps attract roaches to the trap. Mix boric with sugar and place it where you usually see the pests at night. Repeat this for few days.
No More Water
A cockroach can go for days without food but can’t survive without water. What’s needed for you is to remove their access to water in your house. Make sure you drain your sinks and check for any source of water in your home like leaky plumbing. Ensure there is not even a drop of water in your kitchen after finishing your wiping. Having done that, these pests will die due to lack of water.
Cockroaches usually hide in drain pipes and sinks, and sometimes it can be hard to reach them. Using ammonia could be the best solution in this scenario. Mix a bucket of water with a full cup of ammonia, and pour it on toilets and sinks to clean the pipes. It contains a potent smell which destroys all the cockroaches nesting in the pipes.
This is one of the most powerful home remedies of destroying the cockroaches. The smell of coffee grounds attracts these pests out of the dark corners of your house. By adding some coffee grounds on a jar of water, place it where you usually see the roaches or against the wall. The smell of the grounds attracts the pests, and they enter the jar unable to escape and die. Ensure you repeat the process for few days to eradicate the roaches completely.
This process is not only simple but also effective. Take some petroleum jelly and line it on the edge of a jar of food and leave it overnight. The pest will climb in the jar for food, slip in and will be unable to escape.
These leaves are naturally available in any grocery stores, and also a common ingredient in kitchen recipes. They are surprisingly powerful and can get rid of cockroaches very quickly. Put a bundle of them where these pests nest are, corners or sink holes for them to feed.