Cockroaches are a common problem we can encounter in our houses. Sometimes they become irresistible and tough to control. In addition, they usually breed faster and infest your home rapidly. Therefore, it's vital to get rid of them quickly. Otherwise, they will take over your home.
Cockroaches are 1.4 to 1.6 inches long, have six legs and pairs of antennae, and some have wings too. Cockroaches' body is usually warm and has small head covered with a shield-like pronotum. Male roaches are generally smaller in size than female ones.
If we talk about what cockroach eggs look like, they are enclosed in an egg case called an ootheca, which is oval-shaped and usually brown.
An effective way to terminate cockroaches forever
Boric acid/baking soda
A natural remedy, boric acid is best to eliminate cockroach problems. Just sprinkle some powder in the corners and floor and wait for roaches to eat and die.
On the other hand mixture of baking soda and sugar is an alternative to boric acid. Its equally effective sugar will attract the cockroaches to eat the bait the baking soda will kill them.
You can try both ways to check what works best for your roach infestation problem.
Diatomaceous earth is fossilized algae and an excellent remedy to terminate the roach problem. It works on the dehydration process to eliminate roaches. It is a fine powder that sticks to cockroach bodies when they come to eat it. Diatomaceous earth then dehydrates their skeleton, which leads to death.
One thing you need to remember is to buy food-grade diatomaceous earth. Then, sprinkle a thin layer on the floor where you have noticed cockroach activity. It could be a messy solution but a safe and effective remedy to deal with a little devil-name cockroach.
Neem oil or Neem spray
Neem has been a natural remedy since ancient times for many purposes. Among the many benefits of neem is it works excellently against cockroaches.
To use the neem oil, dilute a few drops of oil in water and mix the solution well. Also add a few drops of liquid soap (optional). Then, please fill the spray bottle with the ready solution and spray it on the infested area. After all the work, they use this remedy at night, and cleaning will result in better results.
Neem can also be used by grinding the neem leaves with water. Make a spray and strain the solution for use. Please fill up the spray bottle and use it like neem oil spray.
Citrus is a treat for us but a dangerous repellent for mosquito-like pests. The scent of citrus makes the mosquitoes run away; for those who don't want to kill them, just to deter this method is bliss. Unfortunately, it will not kill the mosquito. You can use lemon oil to mop the floor. Just dilute a few drops of oil in mopping water.
Essential oils are and reliable solution to terminate mosquitoes. Lemongrass, peppermint, and lemon eucalyptus oil are especially good at doing so. The essential oil can be used to make the spray, but adding two or more types in one solution will be more beneficial.