There is no doubt that cockroaches are disgusting, and when they get into the house you need to take urgent action. Not only are they uncomfortable, but cockroaches can spread diseases or cause allergies. Thus, you need to know how to get rid of cockroaches for your health and your environment.
Health problems caused by cockroaches
According to pestkill.org, cockroaches can spread over 30 different bacteria, 7 pathogens, E. coli, salmonella, parasitic worms. Because of the cockroaches, you may have problems with diarrhea, diphtheria, cholera, plague, typhus fever, leprosy. The presence of bugs can cause asthma, gastrointestinal problems, urinary tract infections, septicemia.
How to get rid of cockroaches
Removing cockroaches using chemicals can be a solution, but they also harm people and animals. However, many species of cockroaches have developed immunity to these substances, which are becoming ineffective.
As cockroaches need warmth, moisture, and food, one of the first ideas to get rid of them is to stop accessing the three elements. Keep clean and hygienic home to prevent cockroaches from appearing.
This recipe uses boric acid powder, considered safe for humans and pets. Boric acid will affect the skeleton of the beetles, which will dehydrate it and act as a poison. Effects will be seen after 24-72 hours, but the whole process will take up to 3-4 weeks.
To prepare this insecticide you need:
raw egg yolk
30-50 g of boric acid powder
Method of preparation
Mix the yolk with boric acid powder.
Put your gloves on.
Prepare from the round balls 1 cm diameter.
Wait to dry; After about an hour they are ready to use.
Steps to follow
First of all, make sure you do not leave food in the house to attract beetles. Then check the water sources. Isolate and repair all faucets that do not close properly and from which water flows.
Where do you put borax balls
Borax balls should be placed in the cockroaches’ “road”, beside the wall, doors, and furniture, besides the cooker and the fridge, the cellars, the cupboard, the leak, the bathroom, etc.
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