Starving Cockroaches as Control
Starve cockroaches by keeping your drains clean! Cockroaches live and breed in our sewer system. They thrive on the build-up of fats and oils in sewer lines.
Cockroaches live everywhere—in houses, apartments, trailers, and
teepees. Roaches can squeeze through cracks the thickness of a quarter,
and live a month without food. They enter your home in bags, boxes, and
even underneath doors.
Chemical control methods alone cannot effectively control cockroaches. Starving them may help control or discourage them to stay in your place.
Whenever food and water are easy to find, roaches will invite themselves to dinner. Here's how to cancel their reservations and get rid of roaches:
Anything that can be done to eliminate the sources of food and water for the cockroaches from the home environment will help in their control:
DON'T pour fats and oils down the drain.
A roach can find a snack just about anywhere. They eat crumbs, pet food, dead leaves, and trash. If they get really hungry, they might eat glue or soap.
Green kill:To paralyze and eventually kill roaches, mix boric acid with water and flour, and place in jar lids in the back of cupboards and underneath stoves. (Caution! Keep out of reach of pets and children.) The flour will attract the roaches; the boric acid will eat away at their exoskeleton.
If you can't get rid of roaches yourself, hire a pest control companyto fight the war for you. Check out our page here for assistance on the control:auckland cockroach control, auckland pest control
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Graeme Stephens has been running the largest owned carpet cleaning company
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