How to get rid of cockroaches

How to get rid of cockroaches

Cockroach eradication

One method to eradicate cockroaches is by spraying a micro-capsule chemical with a Pyrethroid active ingredient at a mixing dosage of 0,05g/5L directly on the cockroach nest and surrounding areas.  Second method is by using a gel or granular bait with a fipronol active ingredient and applying the gel directly into or as close to the cockroach nests.

In order to know how to get rid of cockroaches you need to know where they live. German cockroaches prefer dark warm places, like inside your fridge motor or under the base of your kettle or inside your microwave oven. German cockroaches also like the kitchen cupboard door hinges as its dark and warm and they have easy access to counter tops where they feed on food crumbs and moisture.

What do cockroaches eat?

To know how to get rid of cockroaches effectively you also need to know what they feed on. Cockroaches are omnivorous feeders – meaning they pretty much feed on anything or a large variety of foods. Cockroaches prefer to feed on meats, sweets and starchy foods. Cockroaches can also feed on hair, paper and any decaying matter laying around.

Where do cockroaches come from?

Cockroaches prefer warm, dark, humid places near food and moisture. They are excellent travelers and can easily sneak a lift into bags and clothing of unsuspected passengers when using public transport or from an  infested home or kitchen.

How to get rid of cockroaches South Africa home remedies?

If you want to try the diy approach in eradicating cockroaches you will need to know how to get rid of cockroaches using organic products. A very effective and inexpensive home remedy to eradicate cockroaches is to use Boric acid. This acid is highly toxic to roaches. You can buy the food-grade version of diatomaceous earth powder and sprinkle a thin layer of it near roach-infested areas. The powder sticks to the cockroaches and kills them by piercing the insect’s exoskeleton

How to get rid of cockroaches DIY

Simple cost-effective mixtures include:

1. Borac acid (food grade) and egg mixure: Mix egg and borac acid into small balls and place near cockroach nests.
2. Baking Soda and Sugar.
3. Cedar Wood: Cedar wood is nature’s very own insect repellent and has been used for centuries to repel cockroach’s moths, fish moths, fleas and mildew. Unlike the harsh, poisonous smell of moth balls or insecticides, cedar wood is non-toxic, and smells absolutely divine. Squirrel these pieces of pure cedar wood amongst your clothes, books or linen for peace of mind that they’re protected by the natural aromatic oils in the wood. And you don’t need to replace them as often as moth balls either, if they begin to lose their smell, simply sandpaper them gently to release another layer of sweet, fresh smelling wood.

Cockroach control Cape Town

Insecticidal control:

Surface sprays: Effective treatment for cockroach control in Cape Town depends upon the selection and thorough application of a suitable insecticide. Many insects and cockroach egg cases are well hidden so its important that the insecticide must be placed at and around these harbourage areas and maintained over the developmental period of the particular species. To control an infestation of cockroaches the insecticide should ideally persist until all egg cases have hatched but continued immigration may demand routine treatments.

Insecticidal baits: Cockroach baits offer the opportunity for controlled placement of insecticides formulated in attractive food bases. When placed in areas infested with cockroaches the insects feed on the baits picking up a lethal dose of insecticide in the process. Baits offer the opportunity for continuous control of cockroaches over extended periods.

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