How to remove roaches from the refrigerator?

A refrigerator is a place where all your favorite things are placed including cold drinks, chocolates, etc. But when cockroaches start appearing in the refrigerator it seems like a nightmare. You never want roaches anywhere in the house and for your favorite place, it's an absolute no.

Why do cockroaches enter the refrigerator?

Cockroach prefers warm place to stay, if you are aware of this fact you may be wondering why roaches enter the refrigerator. Cockroach infestation in the refrigerator starts from the motor which is an extremely warm spot. And cockroaches can easily access that part of the refrigerator.

Humidity near the motor and food crumbs, and water spills, on the floor, make the refrigerator an ideal place for roaches to survive. It is also very hard to get rid of roaches in refrigerator motors.

Cleanliness is also a major reason for roaches to appear in the fridge. Most of the leftover food is being placed in the refrigerator which invites roaches. Along with this when food is not placed in air-tight containers the scent of the food becomes bait to invite roaches.

If there are any gaps in the fridge they provide an easy way for roaches to enter the refrigerator.

How do get rid of roaches from the refrigerator?

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We can’t control everything about pest infestation at once. But let us learn the most effective, safe, and nontoxic solution for cockroach control.

Keeping the kitchen clean is a key

Hygiene always comes first when we are talking about pests. Keeping the refrigerator area and nearby areas (such as the kitchen) clean will bay off the pests.

Mop and vacuum the floor on regular basis. Don’t leave the food crumbs and any water spills for long. Keep the leftover food in air tight pack. Dispose of the food if it’s not useful anymore.

Take the action immediately at first sight of roach infestation. Otherwise, roaches will take over your whole house. Also, consider cleaning the fridge completely if you see even one cockroach inside it.

Use of cockroach gel bait

Cockroach gel bait has been proven most effective and fast solution rid of cockroaches. It comes in a tube or injection-type packaging. Gel bait is made with substances that lure cockroaches to eat the bait. And the active ingredients present in it will termite the roach problem completely.

In addition to this gel, bait is a non-toxic and safe formula to use against roaches.

Homemade solutions

  • Some substances present in our house such as boric acid, baking soda, white vinegar, bay leaves, etc work great as a cockroach repellent.

  • To use boric acid and baking soda either wrinkle them directly or make bait by adding sugar to them.

  • Mix an equal amount of white vinegar and water and spray the solution on the cockroach-prone area.

  • Bay leaves can be placed directly in the corner of the kitchen, or placed in a bowl and keep it near a cockroach hiding area.

How do cockroaches affect the refrigerator system?

Cockroach dropping can spoil the wire in the fridge and cockroaches can soil the refrigerator corner with their feces and droppings.

  • Nov 09, 2022
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