Cockroaches are mostly found in houses and have created a profile of being both unpleasant and unhygienic. They are of different appearances. Mostly seen are the American cockroaches, German cockroaches and oriental cockroaches. They can stay both on the inside and outside of the house. Given favorable conditions cockroaches can breed and multiply in the house causing discomfort to occupants. It is always good to make sure you have taken the right measures in ensuring you keep them away. Since one cannot simply chase them away by word of mouth, certain ways have been created to aid in controlling their presence. The following are ways to help you in controlling of cockroaches in your homestead.
Insecticide. These are found in many forms. They may be found as sprays or as baits. Spray entry points to make sure no other coaches come in and those that go out get knocked down. Use the spray also to spray small openings and cracks inside the house as they preferably hide in these small holes. The baits can come to inform of sticky substances. You use these insecticides around dark corners or areas a cockroach is likely to pass through and gets stuck. There are some that come in powder form once a cockroach walks over the powder they drop down. Getting an insecticide can be of great help to you.
Proper sanitation. This means keeping the house clean at all times. Make sure the house is well maintained all the times. The the sink should be cleaned and avoid piling up dirty dishes for a long time. Throw away garbage from the trash bin every morning to maintain cleanliness.
Cockroaches need food to stay alive and productive. When you provide them with the basic food environment they won’t stop coming back. A dirty environment can provide a good source of food to them. Presence of smaller insects in dirt can also attract them as food. Therefore, make sure you get rid of circumstances that might be a food source for roaches.
Remove shelter. You will find them mostly around dark areas of the house. Cracks and holes provide the right shelter for a cockroach. Many cockroaches could stay in a small hole that is dark and holds enough space for them. You can cover up holes and cracks to get rid of their shelter at the same time control them. Try to lighten up the house and make sure dark corners receive bright light. Do not forget the ceiling since its dark above they will probably be hiding there, seal all round to make sure they don’t crawl into the house.
Inspect the house. Night time is the best to carry out an inspection. If one breed is present there might be a greater threat somewhere in the house. Find egg cases or a musty smell they could lead you to their shelter. Get rid of droppings to avoid health complications especially for people with asthma.
Tidy up your house clean so that you can avoid the invasion in your home and the spread to dark areas.