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How To Kill Cockroaches

How To Kill Cockroaches

Paul Bates from Clean Kill, which is a pest control company, talks about how to get rid of a cockroach infestation in your house.

Few insects cause as much concern and distress as cockroaches. As an insect, they are virtually unchanged since prehistoric times and when they get into your property, you often don't know you've got them until you've got loads of them. In today's properties, certainly in tower blocks, where they're fed from a central boiler, one flat can get them and then they'll travel through all the flats and suddenly there's a complete outbreak.

There will be thousands of them. You often don't see them during the day because although they might be up a centimeter to two centimeters long, during the daytime, they hide around doorframes, around hinges, they will hide in clocks, in the back of televisions, around fridge motors. Now with the German cockroach, the egg case contains up to forty babies.

Now, they don't go through the normal life cycle of other insects which is egg, larva, pupa, adult. They go egg, baby, adult, the size of a pinhead. They will hide every crack and crevice.

They can convert anything that is animal or vegetable into food. Therefore, hygiene, you need to make sure that your house is properly cleaned. To start with, you can use fly sprays and residual crawling insect sprays.

You really need to find where the harbourage is, and it may be around doorframes, fridge motors. Get rid of them, spray heavily into there, it will act as a flashing agent when you first spray into those gaps and they will come out in their thousands. There's also on the market nowadays, gel baits which they love the taste of, they will feed, it will kill them, then more cockroaches will come and feed on the dead bodies of the other cockroaches and the poison will stay active and it will go through lots and lots of them.

However, if the problem keeps reoccurring, then it suggests that its re-infestation from other properties and that's where a coordinated program of treatment needs to be carried out and that's when you would really have to get a professional pest control company such as Clean Kill involved to come in and carry out an integrated pest control. Paul Bates from Clean Kill, which is a pest control company, talks about how to get rid of a cockroach infestation in your house.