Everything you need to know about pests
The greatest enemies of our Moms and sisters - roaches! These opportunistic species’ survival should not surprise you because they have been in existence since 300 million years ago, or during the Carboniferous period. It’s amazing how these insects managed to evolve into what they are now over those million years. But one thing’s for sure - they’re highly adaptable.
Their ability to adjust is strongly manifested by their diet. In fact, their choice of food is so wide it ranges from bakery products, glue, leather, dead animals, and up to virtually all kinds of human food. How’s that for not being choosy? No wonder their species withstood all the changes that have happened around them over those million years.
Since they are highly adaptable, it’s just consequential that they live for one to two years from the time they step out of their egg cases. Do you know that a normal-sized roach is usually as old as 6 to 12 months? You can just imagine how long they’ve been lurking around your house!
Now, that you have an idea of how these pests survive, let’s now talk about the solution. The following are natural home remedies that will surely help you with your cockroach extermination project.
Cockroaches hate mint. The smell of it drives them away instantly. So if you have cockroach problems, try spraying a mixture of water and Listerine on the infested areas, especially where you can see their eggs.
This fruit may just be lying around your fridge day in and day out. It’s not only good for juice-making, but a perfect home remedy to kill cockroaches too. Lemon water or simply the lemon peel is effective to repel these insects. Place the peels on the surfaces where you usually find roaches. You can also get a small towel wet with lemon water and wipe it all over the areas of infestation.
In addition, get a spray bottle and fill it with the strong mixture of lemon water so you have an instant cockroach removal spray.
Little did you know, coffee is not just a wonderful beverage but a tested bait for cockroaches. Just put a little ground coffee in a canister to attract them and add water in it. Place it in a strategic place inside your home and wait for the cockroaches to dive to their death. Your most hated pests will drown in the water as the pores around their bodies get blocked.
Heavy Soap Mixture
This is also an effective way of eliminating cockroaches. You can mix detergent or dish soap with water to make a heavy mixture that will drive the insects away. Spray them right on the areas where you usually find them. You can also use this spray directly to the roaches if you see them crawling around.
Garlic, Onion, and Pepper
The strong scent of this mixture easily turns the cockroaches off that they will instantly walk away from the areas where the odor comes from. Put bits of this strong mixture on the infested areas and they will not return there any more.
These are some of the effective and proven home remedies to repel cockroaches. Repeatedly do these steps until you notice a huge decline in their population inside your house. However, when the infestation problem has gotten worse that their multiplication cancels out the number of deaths brought by these home remedies, you better call professional cockroach removal contractors from Jersey City Exterminators to take over and put an end to your problem. Please visit jerseycityexterminators.com today to find out more about what you can do.