A quick guide for how to get rid of roaches: Liquid insecticides can be used to treat in and around the infested harborages in kitchens and bathrooms, to get rid of roaches. Treat along and behind baseboards and into cracks and crevices on counters as well as under sinks.Use boric acid roach tablets in hard to reach areas under sinks, and behind refrigerators and other kitchen appliances. Roach powder can also be used behind baseboards and in locations not easily treated with liquid insecticide. Sticky traps can be used to control infestations. Place these traps next to baseboards for optimal effectiveness. Looking for a more complete Step By Step Guide on how to get rid of roaches? Check Out Our Post:How to Get Rid of German Cockroaches?
Removing excess food scraps and limiting the availability of water in sites that are infested with cockroaches will help control these pests. Be sure to clean up spills and crumbs right away and avoid leaving food out in the open for extended periods. Seal any cracks and openings with caulk.¬† Remember roaches need food and water to survive, so limiting their access is a good start to trying to control them.¬† It will also help and making your control options more attractive if you are limiting their food. Check Out Our Post:How to Prevent Cockroaches Females carrying an egg case are captured when sticky traps are located close to infested harborages. Capturing females with egg cases can help to prevent infestations. Females leave the harborage only a few times during the 28 days they hold the egg case.
Cockroaches are ancient bugs with origins dating back an estimated 320 million years. They are some of the most adaptable, hardy creatures on Earth. Cockroaches can be found throughout the world, from extreme cold in the Arctic to the heat and humidity of the tropics. Not only do they have a wide geographical range, but they can live in many different habitats including: forests, deserts, water, and in human homes. Although there are over 4,600 species of cockroaches, only approximately 30 are known to frequent human habitats, and approximately four species are well-known pests.¹ That being said, they are still among the most common household pests in the world. This ultimate guide to cockroaches will provide all the information you will need to be able to identify common species, understand cockroach behavior, and learn methods of prevention and elimination.