Cockroaches are resilient little beasts, and in fact the one living thing that is most likely to survive excess nuclear radiation. In light of this, you can see why cockroaches prove difficult to get rid of once you have them in your house.
Is It Because My House is Dirty?
Cockroaches aren’t attracted to dirt, they are attracted to food scraps and lingering smells of food. This is why restaurants – even the cleanest of establishments – have to take regular measures to protect against cockroach infestation.
I Only Saw One, Is There More?
Unfortunately it is highly likely that there are more, and almost certainly more within the vicinity of you home. You see, cockroaches are essentially loners, but they attract other cockroaches to join in the festivities and of course to mate by emitting a smell humans can’t pick up on. Once you have one, even though you might kill it, more may arrive afterwards.
What Can I Do To Stop The Invasion?
Follow these 5 steps for the best way to get rid of cockroaches.
1. Thoroughly clean your home with powerful anti bacterial substances. You need to wipe out all the scent and traces of cockroach to stop others becoming attracted to the area.
2. After this cleaning spree, spray cockroach repellent in every gap, crack and crevice of your home. Empty every cupboard, closet and draw making sure no stone is left unturned. NOTE: make sure your family and pets exit the home during this process to avoid being affected by fumes.
3. Keep all closets, draws and holes in sofas, etc., closed and covered up. Cockroaches love crevices, and will often nest in closets and even holes in walls.
4. Cockroaches don’t like open spaces, so pull out washing machines, chest of drawers and other objects in the home that provide a hiding space. Leave these things out until the roaches are gone for good.
5. Be as hygienic with food stuffs as possible. Don’t leave washing up until the morning and don’t eat food anywhere but the kitchen. Crumbs on carpets, beds and couches will attract cockroaches.
If after a week of following these instructions you are still seeing the little beasts scuttle across the floor, call in pest control.