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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Simple Ways To Send Cockroaches Away From Your House


As adults who have once been kids, we all know that the sight of a cockroach anywhere around the house makes us feel bad. I personally do not like it when it comes on me while I sleep or when I mistakenly step on it. Those sharp things on its legs gives me goose pimples.Asthma They live in kitchens where they can easily feed on food spills and water, also they can be found in wall cracks, cabinets, behind fridges, below the kitchen sink, undisturbed furniture and gardens.

They eat a variety of food spills in the kitchen, faecal matter as well as rotten waste such as cabbage, etc. Cockroaches spread bacteria and diseases to humans such as Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus,harbour amoebae, fungi and can also harbourfungi viruses such as the polio virus. Recent research reveal that cockroaches my also be involved with human indoor allergies such as Asthma.

How To Make Your House Cockroach Free

There are many easy ways to keep roaches out of the house and here are a few that I will mension

1. Empty the Kitchen Trash Daily:

 Since cockroaches feed on food particles and kitchen waste, it is advisable to empty it weekly. Clean any water that collects underneath after taking away the trash bag. Always cover the trash can with its lid to prevent them from getting inside.

2. Seal All Cracks:



Cracks and crevices serve as nesting places for cockroaches. Make sure you seal cracks both inside the house and those outside. Such cracks can be found in places love window frames, window moldings, around doors, under sinks, around soak away pits and openings in the kitchen and bathroom.

3. Keep The House Clean:




If a house is clean and smell fresh, cockroaches will stay away. After cooking, clean stove and cooker tops and get rid od food particles. Wash all dirty dishes and do not leave dirty plates in the sink over night. Cover left over food properly in the kitchen or dinning, or put them in ziploc bags and store in the fridge. Clean any sticky spills on the floor immediately and don't leave out cut or over ripe fruits on the table or counter.

4. Remove Yard/Compound Waste:

Get rid of yard waste such as decaying leaves and wood, straw, plant clippings. Keep wood piles far away from the house. Clean the compound periodically roaches from breeding outside the building thereby stopping them from getting in when the weather gets cold cos they migrate in search of warm places.