Without cockroach control, this pest will bring us the biggest nuisance regardless of its places.
Commonly, Malaysia is known for the American and German cockroaches that come into contact with human excrement in sewers or with pet droppings if there is no cockroach control.
Moreover, they cause bacterial transmission causing food poisoning such as Salmonella spp. and Shigella spp. or transmit disease-causing organisms like Staphylococcus spp., Streptococcus spp., hepatitis virus, and coliform bacteria. Also, they too implicate the spread of typhoid and dysentery.
In addition, indoor infestations are an important source of allergens that cause the risk of asthma.
AT-HOME COCKROACH CONTROL REMEDIES
CHEMICAL COCKROACH CONTROL
Generally, insecticides are most effective in getting rid of cockroaches when combined with sanitation and exclusion practices that limit the cockroach’s ability to establish or reinvade. Because chemical control alone will not solve the problem.
Hence, we use insecticides with extreme care. However, we use indoor chemical control only if we identify a cockroach population, but not for a mereintruder or two.
On the other hand, for crack and crevice treatments, gel baits are very effective. We apply gel using a bait gun or syringe in small dabs in cracks and crevices where cockroaches will find it.
Then, while they are fresh, we place bait gels in cockroach-infested areas to increase effectiveness. To remain effective, however, we must reapply the gels frequently.
Basically, bait gels dehydrate in about 3 days when left in the open air. Thus, gels are most effective in indoor areas.
TIPS TO PREVENT COCKROACHES
What are the places cockroaches live?
In general, areas with food, water and dark spaces.
Cockroach CONTROL prevention tips:
- Keep areas clean and tidy – Clean all surfaces thoroughly to remove any food residue.
- Keep bins covered, clean, and emptied regularly – Clean the top or beneath your refrigerator that are warm and attract cockroaches.
- Proofing and Repair – seal gaps around doors, windows, and where utility lines enter to prevent entry. Also, repair any leaks beneath the sink and on the sink top.