Get Rid of Roaches Without Pesticides
The first thought when we see roaches running around our kitchen is to get a can of insecticide. But not only would you be exposing your family to toxic products, but they could also make these insects immune.
Today we are going to present the best pest control against cockroaches. Eliminating water, food, and shelter.
Let’s eliminate your food and drink sources
Cockroaches are attracted to moisture and leaking pipes, simply because they cannot live more than a week without water. This is why we often find them under the sink.
As with most household pests, prevention is better than cure. What do I mean by this? Well, you must make sure that your house is in good condition, and that the roaches are not attracted to any source of food and water.
Tips to reduce your water sources:
- Fix any water leaks whether from faucets, valves, dishwashers, or washing machines.
- Clean the water and any liquid spilled on floors, countertops …
- Do not leave debris in the pet drinking fountains.
- Dry off any water droplets left in your sink.
Be meticulous about cleanliness:
- Wipe away any leftover food or crumbs that may have fallen to the floor.
- Never leave dirty dishes in the sink.
- Sweep the floor before bed.
Remember that roaches are omnivorous. Most are common pests and known to eat almost anything. Some species prefer sweets, others may be attracted to fats.
But what is clear, they can feed on wastewater, decomposing food, paper, hair to all kinds of organic matter they can find.
Many roach pests can live for a month without food. When food is not available, roaches keep their body temperatures as low as possible to preserve energy. This allows them to go long periods of time without eating.
Another preventative pest control is to seal cracks and holes. They can creep through the smallest of spaces, making it important to seal off entrances to your home.
This may take time, but in the end, it’s worth the effort, especially if you live in an apartment and have neighbors who don’t maintain the same standards of cleanliness as you.