You’ve spent all morning working to get your home looking spotless – then before you know it, you spy a sneaky cockroach crawling across your clean floor. Sound familiar? Cockroaches certainly aren’t the most welcome of house guests, and they can actually make us quite sick with stomach upsets, diarrhoea, and allergy symptoms – so it’s important to get rid of them as soon as possible. But what’s the best way?
Key Steps for Cockroach Control
If you want to know how to get rid of cockroaches, we’ve got a simple, 3-part process that is sure to get your floors cockroach-free. Here’s what to do:
There are three essential aspects a cockroach cannot do without – food, water, and shelter. By taking these things away from them, they’ll begin to look for a more suitable place to live. Use bleach to thoroughly clean your kitchen and get rid of any crumbs or lingering food smells. The bleach will also help to remove any waste the cockroaches have left behind – getting rid of cockroach waste can improve health, as it’s a very common allergy trigger.
You can get rid of cockroaches by using bait to lure the roaches out of their hiding places and into a trap. A tall glass jar filled with water is ideal, as the cockroaches can get in, but are unable to get back out. Try adding some coffee grounds or chopped banana to the water – these have excellent success rates as the smells are so inviting to roaches they can’t refuse a closer sniff. Studies suggest that this method has roughly an 85% mortality rate.