Cockroach Control : How to get Rid of Cockroaches
Roaches are generalist feeder and able to digest wide range of substance. It’s due to variety of protozoa and bacteria in their digestive system. Approx 4500 species identified all over world but few are easily seen near human settlements. Less than 1% of roach species considered pests to living human.
Body & Shape – Insect flattened from top to bottom and have two pairs of wings folded over back. They generally light brown to black in color.
Common roach species along with Scientific names
- Periplaneta americana (American roach)
- Periplaneta australasiae (Australian roach)
- Blatta orientalis (Oriental roach)
- Supella longipalpa (Brown banded roach)
- Blattella germanica (German roach)
Roach have only three stages in their life. All stages are topic of concern and various methods available to control cockroach.
Overview about life cycle of roach – Female roach deposit its egg in leathery, bean shaped case (known as ootheca). Ootheca generally used to determine species. Young or nymph roach few mm long. They grow in stages by shedding skin. Roach grown in several month to year (time varies species to species).
Pest cockroaches live in close alliance with people and usually live in group. They mostly active in night to search food and eatables.
Supplementary role in spread of some disease Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Cholera, Leprosy, Plague, Typhoid fever, viral disease. Also cause allergic reactions, swelling, itching of eyelids and serious respiratory conditions.
Roach are older than human, the most famailer of which are characterized by oval shape. It’s an ancient group of insects and most hated & unhygienic conditions. It responsible for various disease and allergic reactions (serious threat to health).
How to control roach?
Cleaning Kitchens, Floors, bathroom is very useful & very imp to decrease roach’s food source. They may get inside and cause infestation.
Signs of infestation – grainy droppings, smear marks, agg case, must smell and roach oftenly crawls.
There are wide range of product and methods to control roaches.
Huge number of chemical and biological material available in market. But this method is worrisome. This method to be used very carefully and keep children away.
Pesticides method – Variety of Chemical & Biological Pesticides
- Bait Station placement
- Crack & Crevice
- Hydramethylnon and etc.
Biological Insecticides Various Biological substance used to control hated insect. A wide range of biological insecticide can be used to reduced roach numbers.
- Deltamethrin (Delta Dust)
Non Chemical methods
- Clean house area like floor, shelves, counters regularly.
- Also good sanitation – best control measure for roach.
- Keep clutter from accumulating in washroom, kitchen, newspapers, bags and tags.
- Keep food material and garbage in tight container. Do not let water stand in sink for so much time or fix any water leak.
- Vacuum often – To remove small food crumbs, cockroach egg case (that may not be killed by chemicals.
- Glue board traps.
Also bring in the experts (pest control system) in case of serious problem or for heavy numbers.
How To Get Rid of Cockroaches
Reduction of accessibility Some home utensils to be check before to take into house. Things are Groceries, egg crates, Clothing and furniture likewise. Accessibility can be reduced by closing gap between door & door frames. Drain water & sewer pipes, drinking water & electrical cables should be closed.
- How to get rid of cockroach in Kitchen?
- How to get rid of cockroach in bathroom?
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Home Remedies to remove or hated roaches
Baking soda and sugar (A simple yet effective mixture able to reduce number of roaches. Equal part of baking soda, sugar & mix in water and sprinkle them in target areas.
Also – Boric acid (Very effective method to kill cockroaches and most widely used remedies. Dusting near kitchen, bathroom, drains and etc. Roaches will die when near to boric acid.
Fabric softener spray (A home remedies to get cockroach & slow action on your part.
Lemmon (peel & juice) Smell also cause problem for roaches. 100% lemon juice a effective method to repel roaches.
Coffee traps Coffee liked by roaches. Take coffee grain and water. Make a liquid drink and apply petroleum jelly inside jar. They can came inside but will not go outside.
Bay leaves Roaches hate smell of bay leaves. Powder of leaves sprinkle near to targets.
Read carefully on – Cockroach Poop & Smell
Overview Cockroach considered as most common & most hated pests near to human livings. They generally like warm & moist area. Kitchen, Bathroom, Plumbing, Drain & sewage are prefered place to live by roaches. So various method discussed above to Rid of Cockroach. we like to advice that use chemicals very carefully (They are very harmful for human livings). You can also call to pest control team in case of large number of cockroach.