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How to Kill Cockroaches?

This article explains about how to kill cockroaches. Cockroaches are nocturnal insects which are found in almost every corner or drill. Cockroaches are also called water bugs. Cockroach or roach infestation at home is a very common problem that is found. Getting to the nest or even finding the cockroach, in most cases, impossible because roaches will often set it up in wall crevices, floor cracks and other areas that are difficult to reach. They live in dark places, kitchens, behind the refrigerator, cracks, stoves or so on. Because of this reason, one finds a hard way to kill cockroaches. They breed at very fast rate and their population keeps on increasing.

Moreover, cockroaches make their body flat and can easily adjust their body at small places. These roaches spread infections by breeding in food items or by their fecal matter. This infection can cause a serious disease. The cockroaches can be detected by their fecal matter or eggs which looks like black pepper. Also, the unpleasant smell is the indication of cockroach infestation. You can easily get rid of cockroaches by following some home remedies.

Symptoms of Cockroach Infection:

  • Cockroaches spread pungent smell.
  • Eggs of cockroaches found near kitchen, stove or so on
  • Faeces of the cockroaches
  • Dead Roaches.
  • Broken body parts

Problems Caused by the Cockroaches:

  • Cockroach contaminates food which can cause food poisoning.
  • Cockroach infestation can cause asthma
  • Roach carries a bacteria which causes, sepsis, digestive system problems and urinary tract infection.
  • Skin rashes
  • Sneezing and allergies

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Remedies to Kill Cockroaches:

The problem of cockroaches is very common. There are many ways to get rid of it. Try some of the remedies to kill cockroaches. Try some of the easy remedies to prevent cockroaches at your home.

1.) Bay Leaves to Prevent Cockroaches

Bay leaves are very effective in getting rid of cockroaches. These are easily available in the market. Moreover, it is common ingredient found in kitchens. These leaves have a very strong smell and help to kill the cockroaches by suppressing their respiratory tract. It makes them difficult to breathe. Take some bay leaves and put it near the area where the cockroaches are seen maximum. Keep it there for some days. Alternatively, you can make a bundle of bay leaves by wrapping some leaves of it. Leave this bundle near holes, sinks, crevices where the roach are likely to find. Change this bundle with fresh leaves of bay leaves. Try this remedy to kill cockroaches.

2.) Moth Balls to Prevent Cockroaches

Using moth balls can be an effective remedy to kill roaches. The sharp smell of moth balls helps to kill the cockroaches. It blocks the respiratory tract of roaches and makes them difficult to breathe. It is one of the easy remedies to kill cockroaches. These balls are easily available in the market. To apply this remedy take some moth balls and place it near the area where there are excess of cockroaches. Do this remedy for some days. You will easily get rid of cockroaches. This is an excellent remedy to kill cockroaches. However, they are not good for humans either, so it is important to keep them away from children and adults.

3.) Borax to Cure Cockroaches Infestation

Sprinkling borax near corners, crevices, sinks and pipes in kitchens and bathrooms can help to kill cockroaches. This method can be applied overnight. Cockroaches being nocturnal insects come out at night. Borax can be used as a small poison to kill roaches. Take some borax powder and sprinkle it around the area where there are maximum number of cockroaches. Moreover, you can dissolve borax into the water and throw in sinks and bathrooms. Try this remedy to kill cockroaches. Use borax cautiously and keep them away from the kids and pets. As it can be harmful to humans if consumed.

4.) Sugar and Borax  to Get Rid of Cockroaches

Using sugar and borax is very effective in killing the cockroaches. The smell of sugar attracts the roaches. On the other hand borax kills the cockroaches. This organic mixture is essential to get rid of cockroaches. Take sugar and borax in equal amount. Make a mixture of equal amount of borax and sugar. Put this mixture at  a baseboard, in cracks and other key areas from where roaches enter. It will act as a bait to kill the cockroaches instantly. Use borax cautiously and keep them away from the kids and pets. As it can be harmful to humans if consumed.

5.) Bleach to Prevent Cockroaches

Bleach can be very  useful to kill cockroaches. Moreover, bleach is the common disinfectants used in the house. It helps to get rid of cockroaches. Take some bleach powder and mix it with water and pour it down sinks and toilets to keep your home clean and free from roaches living in drain pipes, crevices, kitchen, drills or so on. The bleach solution will help to get rid away the trouble from roaches and their population. Try bleach to prevent roaches. It is very convenient and easy remedy to use.

6.) Lemon to Prevent Cockroaches

Lemon consists of citric acid. Its sharp smell helps to get rid of cockroaches. Moreover, its smell helps the cockroaches to ran out. Lemon has natural anti pathogenic properties. To use this remedy, add lemon juice to the water. You can use this water to mop your floors, kitchen tops and bathroom cabinets to keep germs away and repel roaches that cannot stand the citric smell. Use citric acid to kill cockroaches. It is easily available at your nearest grocery store and easy to use. Moreover, it dont cause any side effects on humans.

7.) Pepper, Garlic and Onion to Kill Cockroaches

This potent mixture can be used to get rid of cockroaches. This mixture is antibiotic and anti-fungal in nature. Moreover, it treats the bacteria spread by cockroaches.Take some pepper, garlic and onion. Crush them to make its paste by addlng some little water. Apply this mixture near the area where there are a maximum number of cockroaches. You can also add some liquid soap in it. It will give you effective results. Moreover, adding black pepper in this paste will also prove effective. Try this mixture to get rid of roaches. This remedy is effective without any side effects.

8.) Cucumber to Kill Cockroaches

Cucumber is very effective in getting rid of cockroaches. It contains antibiotic properties. Moreover, the smell from cucumber is so sharp and effective that it can kill the cockroach. To apply this remedy take a cucumber. Peel it. Now put the outer layer near the area where there are cockroaches in bulk. The cockroaches will ran away from their place or get killed. Repeat this remedy daily till you get rid of roaches. This is an effective remedy and easy to use.

9.) Ammonia to Get Rid of Cockroaches

Ammonia is an excellent ingredient to kill cockroaches. It prevents from roaches by its strong pungent smell. Moreover, the rotten smell ammonia kills the cockroaches  which often hide in sinks and drain pipes. To use this remedy, take a bucket of water. Put some ammonia in it. Now throw this in bathrooms, sinks or so on. Moreover, you can put ammonia spray at the places where cockroaches are found maximum. Apply this remedy to get rid of cockroaches.

10.) Mint Oil to Get Rid of Cockroaches

Mint has a sharp smell. It prevents from cockroaches by killing them or making them to ran away.Take some mint oil and directly put it near the sinks, corners of the kitchen or so on. Alternatively, you can spray mint with the help of sprayers. This method will help you to get rid of cockroaches. This is a natural remedy without any side effects.

11.) Listerine to Get Rid of Cockroaches

Listerine not only has antiseptic properties as a mouthwash but can also be used to disinfect your house. Dilute Listerine solution with small amount of water and throw this mixture at nests, drainage or around the kitchen and bathrooms to kill roaches. Try this remedy to get rid of cockroaches. It is very effective in treatment for roaches.

12.) Petroleum Jelly to Kill Cockroaches

If you are feeling particularly creative, line the rim of a jar with a petroleum jelly and leave it overnight with some food in it as a trap. The roaches will climb in for the food but will be trapped in, unable to escape because of the petroleum. Try petroleum to kill cockroaches.

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