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Things To Do to Keep Your Apartment Safe from Cockroaches

Cockroaches attacking your home can be just as annoying as putting you at risk for numerous infections. Usually, if the house is dirty, cockroaches nest there. So, in addition to keeping the house clean, you need to be aware of other ways to get rid of cockroaches.

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This article gives an overview of how to save an apartment from cockroaches.

How to Keep an Apartment Safe from Cockroaches?

Keeping the cockroaches out of your apartment can be a very difficult job. Research shows that one egg can result in fifty cockroaches. They grow very fast. That is why it is very important to get rid of all the cockroaches you see and you don’t see. Here are a few things that you can do to keep the cockroaches out of your apartment.

How to Keep an Apartment Safe from Cockroaches
  • Keep Your Apartment Clean: There is no alternative to keeping the house clean to avoid the infestation of cockroaches. Cockroaches love food and dirty places, so regular cleaning prevents cockroaches from nesting.
  • Use Bay Leaf: Cockroaches can't tolerate the smell of bay leaves. So grind the bay leaves and spread them all over the house and if you know where the cockroaches are nesting, sprinkle them there. They will leave the place because of the smell.
  • Ammonia: Although it does not smell very good, clean the kitchen with ammonia to avoid cockroaches’ infestation. Mix two cups of ammonia in a bucket of water and clean the house with it.
  • Use Hair Spray: Using hair spray on cockroaches is very effective because hair spray can weaken the cockroaches for a while and then kill or remove them.
  • Squash: Peel a squash, grate it, and put it in an aluminum container. Squash peel reacts with aluminum to create a foul odor that accelerates the death of cockroaches.
  • Baking Soda & Sugar: Mix equal amounts of baking soda and sugar then sprinkle in the room, cockroaches will die as soon as they eat it.
  • Garlic, Onion, and Black Pepper Spray: Take one liter of water and mix it with a clove of garlic, an onion paste, and 1 tablespoon of black pepper powder. Then spray all over the house where cockroaches come more.
  • Don't Keep Dirty Dishes in the Sink: Keeping the plate out all night is not a big deal, but when you are keeping unwashed dishes regularly then it will attract cockroaches. Unintentionally, you will create a food source for cockroaches which has a reason to increase the infestation of cockroaches in the house if you leave the dishes unwashed in the sink.
  • Acetic Acid Spray: Using acetic acid is an effective method of controlling cockroaches in apartments. Just mix 30ml of your vinegar in 100ml water then your remedy is ready to use. Use this solution in places such as the sink and the drain.
  • Cinnamon: The strong smell of this spice will keep the cockroaches from crawling into your kitchen and cabinets. Just sprinkle some cinnamon powder in the kitchen so that the cockroaches do not breed.
  • Remove Food Wastes and Cockroaches Hiding Place: One of the best ways to control cockroaches is to keep the house tidy. Remove unnecessary paper piles and cardboard as they are a good place to hide. Seal gaps in doors and windows as cockroaches can easily hide and breed.  If you have a pet then keep your floor clean, because this is how you are unknowingly feeding cockroaches.
  • Use Some Bait: In controlling cockroaches, using baits is one of the most effective ways.  It works for a long period. It can kill cockroaches directly or indirectly when they eat it.
  • Wash Your Clothes: Never pile up your clothes. Clean household clothes regularly because cockroaches love dirty clothes. 
  • Vacuum Your Home Every Week: Vacuum your home at least twice a week. Starting from the bottom of your bed, no corner of the room should be left out. If there are deep cracks on the floor of your house then sprinkle borax laundry detergent into each of the cracks.
  • Neem Extract: Neem leaves and neem oil are incredibly effective in removing cockroaches from the house. Just spread some neem leaves in your home and you will see the change in two-three days.
  • Sugar and Boric Acid: The remedy of sugar and boric acid to repel cockroaches is very well known. Mix some sugar and boric acid then spread it where cockroaches are breeding. S0 whenever cockroaches come to eat the sugar they will die as soon as they come in contact with boric acid.

Final Words

Keeping apartments safe from cockroaches has become a must as diseases are spreading like fire. You could follow the above-mentioned ways to counter cockroaches easily at home. But it's not always easy to comply with all the necessary things at once and get rid of the cockroach problem suddenly. 

For proper protection, you can ask for a professional cockroach control service to make sure your home and office are well protected against all harm.

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