Cockroaches are scavenging insects that resemble a beetle, having long antennae and legs and typically a broad, flattened body. There are popular household pests. They are common in the tropics, meaning they are common in Nigeria.
Cockroaches can be annoying, in recent research, we ask a cross-section of people from living in Lagos, they shared their funny and annoying experience with killing cockroaches, some had to the climb stool to reach a fleeing cockroach, other use broomsticks to chase them down, some recount spending so much money on insecticides all on a mission to get rid of cockroaches and other insects.
4 Ways to Get Rid of Cockroaches for Good
According to the World Health Organization, cockroaches can carry harmful diseases such as dysentery, cholera, leprosy, and more. This fact simply means cockroaches are not good for us, shouldn’t be in our home and our offices.
So, how do we get rid of cockroaches then? This question, we will answer in this article.
Limit food crumbs
Food leftovers should be trashed as soon as possible, and rid the dining of crumbs because cockroaches are attracted to crumbs from food waste, and pet droppings.
Remove clutter from the exterior of your home.
Avoid stacking your homes with disposable items special outside your home, clutters give cockroaches spaces to hide and breed.
Clean your gutters
Gutters should be clean, because cockroaches breed in wet and dark places, if not properly cleaned, it gives cockroaches an easy path into your homes. They can come in through pipes and these water outlets connect to the house, that is, your bathroom, kitchen and other places where pipes are installed.
Keep trees and shrubs trimmed
It’s good to have trees and plant flowers for fresh air but poses a threat if allowed to overgrow. As mentioned in No.3 cockroaches thrive in dark and moist environments, by trimming the trees and shrubs you prevent better airflow and increase the sunlight, a condition which cockroaches don’t enjoy being under.
Save yourself from the embarrassment of apologizing to your visitors because the crawling insect called cockroaches is enjoying a free roam in your home or office. This can be a thing of the past if you take to the bits of advice we have shared in this article.
Above all, maintaining a clean environment prevents you from getting exposed to disease-causing insects.
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