Cockroaches are among the most popular pests found in households…and unwantedly so. Yet, regardless of how undesired their presence is, they still find their way in and in most cases seem to settle pretty quickly. To make this notion even more frightening, we’ll also note that they once they’re in, they spread like wildfire. Before we get into the measures you can take when it comes to home remedies for roaches, let’s learn a little about the basics. 

The average cockroach can grow to be approximately 3 inches long, but this varies depending on factors such as food intake and environment. When searching for residency, roaches tend to be attracted to water, food, and garbage. These creatures tend to focus their search on these specific key factors (availability of food, water supply, and shelter). When it comes to their preferred type of shelter, they aim in finding dark, moist and smelly places. These pests can multiply quickly once they begin nesting in a specific area – and this is yet another reason to worry about allowing them into your home. To make things even more frightening, cockroaches carry many different types of bacteria that can lead to illness such as skin rashes, allergies, diarrhea, food poisoning, etc. Also, these revolting critters produce a foul smell. It’s important to know that if you spot one, it usually means there are many more somewhere nearby. Considering this information probably has you ready to inspect your property from top to bottom, we’ll stop here with the horrifying knowledge. Take a deep breath, because luckily if you do suspect you’re facing roaches in your home, we’re here to help!

Using Gel Bait

The use of Gel Bait is one of the most effective ways to kill cockroaches. This usually comes packaged in a tube, which enables the user to apply it under crevices, underneath surfaces, cracks, and other areas that are attractive to roaches. Gel bait works by attracting cockroaches to the stations to feed and poison them. The results of the poison occur some time after the cockroach has gone back to its base location. When the roach then dies there, the other roaches present eat the dead body of the cockroach. This then means that the poison is further passed on to the others. 

Boric Powder

Boric Acid powder is a substance that can be found in store sections with laundry detergents, washing soaps, etc. It is commonly known as one of the major, most effective ways of ridding roaches. For safe and successful use, combine the powder with water. This is to decrease the solution’s toxicity for pets and humans, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the low toxicity will not eliminate the roaches. Even the slightest substance of Boric Acid is already deadly to pests like roaches. Once you’ve completed the mixture, all you have to do is spray on areas where there is roach presence and pour it on the nest. 

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Go-Forth Pest Control’s services specialize in various types of pest extermination. Since 1959, our company has been actively providing customers with safe and effective pest control services, and are constantly working toward innovative solutions that can cure various sorts and levels of pest infestation. Go-Forth’s team of trained and professional exterminators will treat you like family, answering any questions you may have and leaving your home pest free. Let us take care of your roaches for you – call today!