Most of the population will agree that cockroaches are disgusting and disgusting insects. In fact, there are around 4,000 species of cockroaches and only 4 of them are known as pests. Cockroaches are some of the toughest insects on the planet and some are capable of living for several months without food or with very limited resources. Some may even run out of air!

Cockroaches are the most common insects known to humans as pests. They carry bacteria that can be dangerous to humans. Cockroaches are also linked to allergies and asthma. They carry microbes on the surface of your body that make tropomyosin, a protein that causes allergies and asthma. So how do I kill roaches?

One of the best ways to get rid of roaches is by taking preventative measures. Roaches like hot climates and food sources. Keep food stored in airtight containers and use trash cans with tight lids. You’ll also want to keep the kitchen area clean and vacuum frequently. Just remember that even if your home is spotless, the smallest crumb can attract roaches. You’ll also want to seal entry ways (holes in basements, around baseboards, etc.) and repair leaky water lines.

Gels and baits are also widely used that contain hydramethylnon or fipronil, both of which are toxic to cockroaches. Boric acid powder and products that contain deltamethrin or pyrethrin are also effective in killing eggs.

A treatment used in Russia is after opening all the cupboards and cabinets, burning a pot half full of sulfur in a gas ring. Wearing a gas mask, the pot is turned off and the residence is deserted for a few days. This treatment is said to be effective for up to 10 years.

Natural parasites and predators are also effective in getting rid of roaches. Examples of these are wasps and the house centipede. Both feed on eggs and adult roaches, but most people find this treatment unacceptable.

A simple, homemade way to kill roaches is a jug of water. Just fill a jar halfway with water and some kind of bait, coffee grounds are a good option and place next to walls or baseboards. The roaches will enter and will not be able to escape.

Get a professional grade pesticide or liquid concentrate. Liquid concentrates are used by spraying, rubbing, or mopping on almost any surface. They are effective for up to 1-2 weeks and work well as a prevention method. Professional grade pesticides are available on the Internet. They are typically sprayed around your home and in basements. They kill adult roaches and eggs and leave residues that can be effective for up to 3 months. Any chemical treatment can be harmful to humans, especially children and pets, so be sure to follow all instructions carefully.

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