Want to skip all the reading and just get straight to THE solution that’ll work? I’ve got you covered. This what I would do if I ever move into a house infested with them again. To get rid of those roaches fast and forever, just follow the following instructions.
Use professional grade roach baits. I recommend getting some Advion Syngenta Gel Bait or the Advion Bait Stations. When it comes to using baits, the more baits you have spread throughout the house, the more effective it will be.
Use boric acid and dust high traffic areas with a thin layer of the powder. Buy a bottle of Harris Boric Acid and the bulb duster by Dr. Killigan.
Place the baits in locations roaches like to hide in. Good spots include inside cabinets, behind appliances and wherever you see a lot of roaches. Place the gel on the bottom of major appliances, baseboards, trash bins, cracks, and crevices.
Using the bulb duster, apply boric acid inside the garbage bin each night. Leave it open and let them eat their fill.
Apply boric acid along the baseboard; making sure to get some inside the tiny gap between the baseboard and the wall. This creates a death barrier that keeps them from escaping.
Clean every night and put all food away. Leave no dirty dishes in the sink. No easy food means more won’t come in.
Continue to use the roach baits, boric acid and clean until they are completely gone.
This method is the most effective I’ve ever used. However, you have to be patient. This solution doesn’t provide instant, visible results like DemonWP, but it’s the most effective at eliminating the entire roach infestation (which is what you want).
Wait up to 7 days to see dead roaches and to start seeing noticeable results. Give it a couple of months for total eradication. They will be gone forever if you don’t attract more back in from outside.
Of course, you should read through the wealth of information on this website when you have the time. Knowing more about these pests is key to eliminating them successfully.
Identify The Pests You’re Dealing With
There are currently over 3,000 known species of roaches in the world. Four cockroach species are well-known to be pests. They are:
The German cockroach (Blattella germanica), the most common.
The American cockroach ( Periplaneta americana)
The brown-banded cockroach
The Oriental cockroach
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I’ve listed just the four most common, but they aren’t the only ones. You may also be dealing with Palmetto Bugs (wood roaches). Even if you’re dealing with an entirely different species, the information here applies to any species of cockroach. The treatments and solutions you find here work for all of them.
Which species are you dealing with?
Knowing which type of cockroach you’re dealing with will make your fight against them so much faster. Different species have different preferences for foods and such. The more you about know what you’re dealing with, the better your chances are of getting rid of them for good.
The easiest way to determine the species you’re dealing with is to catch a few of them. I recommend sticky traps (also known as monitor glue traps) like this Catchmaster Glue Trap/Monitor. These are simple traps commonly made of cardboard and strong adhesives that will keep them in place.
Tip 1: To speed up the process of catching these pests for identification, add some small food crumbs in the middle of the trap. A little goes a long way here. , The bits will lure the roach on to the adhesive (because they won’t be able to reach the food crumb otherwise).
Tip 2: Choose where you place your traps wisely. Just any random location won’t work very well. Place them near familiar hiding places like crevices, and baseboards.
Once you’ve caught a few, pick up the monitor and inspect the roaches. Use the information on this website to identify them based on their physical characteristics. There’s no easier way to determine exactly which type of cockroaches you’re dealing with.