Cockroaches are quite unpleasant pests and eliminating them is a very difficult task. These insects are repulsive enough for us to run away and very dangerous to transmit diseases, either by contact with our skin or contaminate our meals without us noticing.
The worst part of the case is that they are usually well hidden and very difficult to see; they who are intelligent enough tend to go out and do their thing at night when we are sleeping and do not feel the human presence.
So, we ask you, do you want to get rid of cockroaches? Nowadays, with the advance of technologies and research, man has created chemicals which can eliminate cockroaches easily.
However, these products usually indirectly affect our health and those of our pets.
That is why we want to share with you some home exterminators to eliminate cockroaches and take care of health at home.
What are places in our house where cockroaches hide?
We know that you are anxious to know how to do it, but first you must learn where they hide so you can apply these homemade exterminators and eradicate them once and for all.
-These are hidden between sewer pipes and kitchen taps, bathrooms, laundry, gas, heating or air conditioning, electrical boxes or ceilings (false ceiling), among others.
-In cracks and crevices of your furniture, in the kitchen and bathroom.
-They usually enter from the street through the small slits of your main doors or windows.
-Under the wooden floors.
-They love to hide behind or under your refrigerator, ovens, blenders, microwaves and other household appliances.
-They love cardboard boxes, drawers and storage places for clothes, pet food, papers, fabrics among others.
-Places where there is debris, such as firewood or garbage cans.
What are we going to do to eliminate the cockroaches?
The preparation of homemade exterminators are ideal to eliminate cockroaches and never return to our home. We will take care of our health and in the process we will finish with those annoying insects.
But we must keep in mind that this will not be effective in its entirety if you maintain hygiene and order in your home; because these are the keys for the total elimination of this plague.
-Do not leave dirty dishes in your kitchen or leftovers of food that may attract these reprehensible insects. Also remember to seal or cover well all your food, also that of your pets if you have.
-Shake and sporadically clean all the drawers or shelves where you put your books, clothes and documents etc.
-Use vacuum cleaners if you have, and frequently aspire all spaces such as: pillows, beds, chairs, rugs, mattresses and especially the gaps between these, and of course the walls.
-At the beginning you must seal the holes around the dishwashers, sinks, showers and bathtubs. And something you should not forget is to always keep the bathroom and your kitchen dry.
“Home recipes” anti-cockroaches!
We will use bicarbonate and sugar: we will mix 1 cup of baking soda with 1 cup of sugar and sprinkle this mixture throughout the house.
Cockroaches will be attracted to the smell of sugar and will eat the mixture. Sodium bicarbonate will give you gas and this will cause chaos in your body.
Onion and boric powder: this remedy is widely used for its effectiveness and the fact that it is very economical. It consists of creating a paste using half a finely chopped onion, ½ cup of common flour, a little beer or water, a pinch of sugar and three or four teaspoons of boric powder; You can get this powder in pharmacies.
Put all the ingredients in a container and mix them until a very homogeneous paste is formed. Use lids of soda to pour this mixture and place them in the areas of the home where cockroaches walk. It is recommended not to leave this mixture within the reach of pets, as it can be toxic in the same way for them.
We will look for laurel leaves: this is a very usual remedy, which consists of placing chopped bay leaves, in places where you suspect cockroaches are lodged. These insects can not stand their smell and usually get away immediately.
We will use cat mint: What we will do is sprinkle cat mint in all areas of your house where you know they are hiding. This remedy has the same effect as the laurel.
We will use borax: A natural ingredient which is used to make laundry soap. Spread borax throughout the house, always taking care of your pets. The borax will dehydrate them and kill them, because a cockroach can not be hydrated if its shell is damaged.