Cockroaches are really disgusting pests but the worst thing is that they can carry and transmit numerous diseases as: strep, salmonella and staph. They are also linked with spreading of leprosy, dysentery, tuberculosis, typhoid, cholera, asthma and other respiratory diseases. That is why it is very important to know how to keep them away from your home.
Cockroaches can cause chaos in your home. If you want to defeat them you need to know several facts about them:
Entry: They can enter in your house in various ways; through sewer, cracks and crevices, vents and drain pipes. We can even bring them in with boxes, purses, grocery bags and even on us.
Ideal environment: You home is ideal for certain species. They are especially attracted by food, water, suitable nesting areas, warmth etc.
Reproduction: They multiply quickly. So, for every one you see there are many more multiplying and hiding within the walls.
Evasiveness: Cockroaches are night bugs and if you notice one you cannot even imagine how many more are there in your home. If you notice them during the day it probably means that there are so many that there is no enough space to hide. Be careful this may mean that there is a severe invasion.
Allergies/Asthma: The waste from cockroach skins, droppings and dead bodies can trigger allergies particularly in sensitive individuals and small children.
Do-it-yourself ineffectiveness: They are real artist in hiding so it is really difficult to find them, and their eggs are protected from many insecticides found on the market. Without the right materials, equipment and knowledge you will lose the battle with the cockroaches.
Remember – The biggest attractant for cockroaches is food no matter whether it is pet food, human food or bird food. That is why you should keep your food tightly sealed. In case you have found roaches in your food, get rid of it immediately.
Below you can watch an useful video how to make cockroach bait and get rid of them quickly: