Friday, June 8, 2012

Home Remedies to kill cockroaches

Some facts about cockroaches

Have been in existence for over a million years

Can live without water for 2 to 4 weeks

Can live without a head for about a week.

Cockroaches are nocturnal insects. If you find one during the day it may mean the roach has been forced to leave its nest due to overcrowding. This is usually a sign you may have a heavy roach infestation in your home.

Although there are over 3000 varieties of cockroaches, the common types found in homes are:
  • American cockroach
  • Oriental cockroach
  • German cockroach
  • Brown-banded cockroach

 Remedies to kill roaches

Boric Acid, sugar and flour

Mix equal parts of boric acid, sugar and flour and sprinkle a thin layer near areas cockroaches frequent. Do not apply in areas children and pets have access to since boric acid can be toxic when swallowed.

Baking soda and sugar

Mix 1 part baking soda with 1 part sugar and spread a thin layer near areas cockroaches are frequently found.

Borax, flour and cocoa powder

Mix together 4 parts borax, 2 parts flour and 1 part cocoa powder. Spread a thin layer on areas cockroaches frequent.

Places cockroaches frequently visit are the:
  • Kitchen
  • Bathrooms
  • Near sinks
  • Gas stove
  • Cracks
  • Drains
  • Crevices
  • Vents
  • Sewers
  • Drain pipes

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