People could love animals and pets like cats or dogs but not love pests in their homes. Pests indicate nuisance. Any pest infestation means headaches and frustration, especially when you have one of those pest infestations that is difficult to eradicate, like a cockroach.
A cockroach can stay well in extreme conditions and with limited resources. However, cockroaches prefer to live in dark places and hide in small cracks and crevices, finding and terminating them even more challenging.
Roaches are challenging to deal with
Cockroaches are ancient insects. They can survive the nuclear bomb and stay alive for weeks after losing their head. Cockroaches are scavengers and eat anything they come across in extreme hunger. Food from the garbage can, crumbs on the floor, and scrapping leftover food are a few of their favorite dishes.
If you leave the food uncovered inside the refrigerator or pantry, roaches will quickly make their way inside by the following smell. Similar to food, cockroaches are also interested in moist areas. And moisture is one of their necessities to choose for staying.
How to deal with roach infestation?
Boric acid/powder, baking soda, and diatomaceous earth are believed to be the best solution for removing roaches. Dust the powder in corners and floors and let the cockroach roam around. These products will stick to the roach's body and kill them by dehydration.
Neem or neem oil
Neem has been a big help as a natural remedy since ancient times. Neem is the best bio-pesticide to deal with these horrible insects. Neem oil contains components to kill cockroaches. Neem sprays terminate the pests and kill the germs in the air.
Spray can be made with neem oil or neem leaves. To make neem spray with oil, mix the neem oil with water and pour this solution on the infested area to remove the cockroaches. Or, if we use the neem powder, you can directly sprinkle it on the infested area.
Bay leaves are another way that works excellently against cockroaches. Crush some bay leaves, place them into a bowl, and set this near the area you doubt has the roach infestation. Alternatively, bay leaves can spray on the roaches by boiling and using this water solution.
Pine-sol and bleach
Pine–sol and bleach are other practical solutions to remove roaches. Boil both substances and use the key to spray in the infested area.
The essential oil has been proven beneficial in insect control. For example, Peppermint oil is the most helpful in controlling cockroaches. Tea tree oil and lemon eucalyptus oil are also suitable for controlling insects.
To use the peppermint oil, mix saltwater and peppermint oil to make the spray. The essential oil is concentrated and can't be used directly. Instead, it needs to add with as a base. To make a spray with essential oil, dilute it with water. Please fill up the spray bottle with the solution, and it's all ready to use. Then, spray it on the infested area directly.