Each of us has experienced a morning encounter with a cockroach, where we start eating our breakfast and one of these 8-legged monsters crawl out from behind the counter.
Our insect rivals have had millions of years to hone its senses and skills in the fight for survival, and its ability to persevere is amazing. It can withstand extreme conditions such as the coldest and hottest places on earth. A basic cockroach can survive a nuclear attack, so it doesn’t hesitate to scury out and try to eat a little of our breakfast.
Insecticidal liquids and poisons
To exterminate cockroaches at home, we can reach for special poisons for these insects. Commercially available poisons are in the form of granules or gel. They should be sprayed in all places where cockroaches could live, such as crevices, hard to reach places such as under the dishwasher, washing machine, and bathtub.
Just remember that all kinds of insecticidal liquids and poisons that kill cockroaches are also harmful to humans and pets. So always read the safety instructions and keep the poisons away from kids, pets and food.
Fumigation is the more traditional method of cockroach control. It involves the use of gaseous insecticides i.e. cockroach bombs such as a dipteran fogger, multifogger, or other cockroach bombs to exterminate cockroaches in a confined space.
Fumigation is generally used as a complementary method of cockroach control when cockroach numbers are at high level but it’s a very effective method for killing roaches.
This is an environmentally friendly, chemical-free method of getting rid of roaches in certain situations. This method eliminates roaches indoors at every stage of their life cycle from egg to adult.
Roaches are eliminated by sealing the room and blowing masses of hot air using specialized equipment so that the air temperature inside the room reaches 60 ° C.
Method of spraying
Spraying for roaches works best in small areas such as apartments, single-family homes, small stores, or restaurants. For this treatment, you use the preparation for roaches in concentrate, which is diluted with water according to the instructions on the label. Prepared solutions for cockroaches should be distributed with a sprayer in places where you’ve found evidence of roaches such as nests, hiding places, and feeding points
When is a specialist needed?
With an exterminator, you’re hiring a professional. You should contact them when, despite attempts to get rid of roaches, all methods have failed. People who are professionally trained in destroying pests, have very strong insecticides that can destroy not only adults but also cocoons and eggs. If you end up using an exterminator you’ll likely need to vacate your house for a few hours and up to a couple of days.