Did you find some uninvited guests in your kitchen? Here are some simple methods to prevent the infestation of cockroaches in your chef’s area!

When cockroaches invade your kitchen, they bring along dirt and poor hygiene. This can impact the quality of your kitchen water, ruin food items, damage the wallpaper etc.

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Surprise the cockroaches by following these smart tips to prevent them from creating havoc in your kitchen.

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1) Spray a solution of soap and water

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Pour two drops of Vim dishwash gel in a bowl of water and mix them to prepare a solution. Pour the solution in an empty spray bottle and spray it on the cockroaches.

2) Use an insecticide spray

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Get some insecticide spray that contains Cyfluthrin, it is the most effective one. Spray it wherever cockroaches may be hiding or entering the house from, including along the walls, inside the cracks and vents too.

3) Prepare a homemade cockroach bait

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Mix 2 tablespoons of boric acid, 2 tablespoons of white flour and 1 tablespoon of powdered white sugar. Sugar and flour attract the roaches, and the boric acid kills them. Sprinkle it in areas where you spot them often.

4) Make use of water jars

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Place a jar filled with water near the wall of your kitchen, below the vents. This allows the roaches to get in, but they can’t escape. This may look like a simple technique, but it really works.

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