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Does cockroach infestation hinder your home improvement? Here are solutions


Date Posted: 4/2/2012 7:22:21 AM

Posted By: sashoo  Membership Level: Silver  Total Points: 382

Cockroaches and home improvement.

Cockroaches can be such a menace once they infest a residence. Beware that no home is an exception provided it gives room to these disturbing pests. Home improvement, being everyone’s desire, may be so much frustrated by the presence of cockroaches. What to do here is not to wait until the cockroaches grow to an unmanageable population. Get rid of them now because then it could be extremely disastrous.

Use insecticides. Cockroach insecticides are all over in supermarkets. You can purchase and use one. The issue here is how to spray or use the insecticide. Spray directly in cockroach hideouts. These are places like crevices, cracks and other tight and dark places. Cockroaches tend to hide in tight and dark places, where their tiny brains tell them that they probably can not be found. When sparing, make sure you spray during the day when there is light. This is because during dark hours, cockroaches move out of their hiding places in search for food. So you might not target them well in these hours.

You may use traps that trap cockroaches. Ensure you set these traps in the kitchen, bathroom, door rails and other cockroach hideouts. These are the places where cockroaches tend to hide more. You can also set traps in places that contain food remains and garbage because this is where cockroaches thrive too. There is an effective cockroach trap that is called “chokaa.” It is a very effective trap for cockroaches, killing them instantly. It is drawn in corners, on walls, near crevices, cracks, door rails and other cockroach hideouts. It is poisonous cockroach food that kills them instantly but it is not harmful to man. “Chokaa” is available in supermarkets countrywide.

The above methods are helpful when you want to kill or get rid of

cockroaches so as to move a notch higher in home improvement; but now that the cockroaches are gone, what do you do to ensure they do not reappear? This is how:

Make sure you get rid of all cracks and crevices. Seal or tighten them. Destroy all cockroach hideouts in your residence, both inside and outside. This will offer no room for cockroaches to hide when they re-infest and they will be mandated to migrate elsewhere. This will have offered a lasting solution towards your home improvement.

To successfully manage home improvement in controlling cockroaches too, ensure that all cooking surfaces are kept clean. Clean your kitchen thoroughly and take note of grease stain which is usually great cockroach food. Do not let food remains lie idle in your kitchen. Clean them up. In a nut shell, do not allow any cockroach food to thrive in your residential area. Deny these pests food! This way, when cockroaches visit they will not stay around because they can not survive on an empty belly.

A final step towards home improvement is to dry up all damp places. Cockroaches tend to thrive in damp places. Getting rid of all damp places will help keep away these household pests that are a major threat to home improvement worldwide.

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