- 1 Where do cockroaches come from?
2 Ways to eliminate
- 2.1 Method 1. Folk remedies
- 2.2 Method 2 Mechanical and heat treatment
- 2.3 Method 3 Chemistry
- 3 findings
It is enough to notice at least once in the closet of one small cockroach and you can be sure that an entire army of these terrible pests will soon appear in the house! Unfortunately, even regular cleaning with the use of household chemicals will not protect our house from their invasion. What to do? Is it possible to get rid of black cockroaches once and for all? Let's figure it out together.
Where do cockroaches come from?
Large black cockroaches can appear in the house for several reasons. The most obvious ones are:
- Garments. Things that were brought from travels or business trips, clothes of acquaintances who live with cockroaches in an apartment.
- Food. Poorly processed vegetables and fruits can be full of insects.
Sewage and garbage disposal. The constant warmth and availability of food make such places a favorite for cockroaches.
In the photo - sewer cockroaches in the sink, which often get into the apartment through the sewer.
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- From grocery stores and cafes on the first floors of the house. Frequent disinfection in such places causes insects to rise to the upper floors through ventilation.
It is important to note that domestic cockroaches are completely picky about food. Special chewing apparatus allows them to eat even solid food, and the specific structure of the intestine can digest even the most inedible objects.
Let's understand what they eat:
- Food products (especially sweets);
- Leftovers on unwashed dishes;
- Bread crumbs;
- Household waste;
- Inedible items: shoe polish, wiring, wallpaper, newspaper, soap, etc.
The black cockroach suffers many dangerous diseases for humans: helminthiasis, diphtheria, dysentery, typhoid fever... and this is not the whole list. Therefore, finding these insects, you should immediately take measures to destroy them.
Ways to eliminate
There are many recommendations for the removal of cockroaches. All methods of struggle are distinguished by their efficiency and laboriousness. You can get rid of black cockroaches:
- Folk remedies;
- Mechanical and heat treatment;
Method 1. Folk remedies
Find out how to get insects using folk methods. There are two main ways:
- Natural repellent. You need to take plants with a pungent smell (laurel, elderberry, orange peel) and decompose into places where large cockroaches live.
- Boric acid + egg. You can use a mixture of these ingredients. Mix 1 packet of acid with boiled yolk of one chicken egg, and spread the resulting gruel in places of insect accumulation.
It is important to note that these two methods are far from the most effective. I recommend using them if there are animals and small children in the apartment.
Method 2 Mechanical and heat treatment
Mechanical method implies that all parasites need to manually catch and kill. The effectiveness of this method is questionable, since large black cockroaches lead an active lifestyle only at night and under the light of a flashlight they begin to hide in the cracks.
Heat treatment: cockroaches are terribly afraid of cold, and already at a temperature of -10 ° C will die. Therefore, you can get rid of parasites, if you cool the room. To do this, you need to wait for a hard frost outside, open all the windows and doors wide open and leave the apartment for a day.
Method 3 Chemistry
Consider how to get rid of cockroaches with different chemicals. Instructions for each method are presented in the table:
Method 1. Spray
It is necessary to spray the product from a balloon in places of insects. Be sure to wear a mask to protect the respiratory tract.
The effectiveness of this tool is very high, but the price of a can is artificially high.
Method 2 Glue and gel
These substances are squeezed out on special stands or on plain paper and placed in the corners. Insects eat these funds and die from food poisoning.
Glues and gels are much more accessible in comparison with sprays and not dangerous for humans.
Method 3. Dusta
Chalk (powder) is used to protect the premises from the invasion of new parasites. It is enough to outline the means of the most popular paths of cockroaches and wait for their action.
Method 4. Traps
May have a different principle of action: electrodes, insecticide inside, bait and closing mechanism. It is necessary to expand the traps in the places of the appearance of cockroaches and leave for some time.
Manufacturers claim that no large cockroach will survive the trap.
If you have a huge insect invasion in your apartment, I recommend not to waste time and call an insecticidal service.
It is logical to assume that it is better to protect your home from invasion of cockroaches in advance by all possible means. Regular cleaning and checking possible places of insect accumulation will be an excellent prevention.
The video in this article will reveal some more secrets of fighting cockroaches. If you know other methods of getting rid of these harmful insects, write in the comments, I will be grateful.
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