Our cockroach article has already highlighted their dangerous hazards. However,
it would still be helpful if you could follow the cockroach
control tips below:
premises and gutters clean and clear. Cockroaches are known
to be more abundant in dirty and humid areas.
stored items regularly and keep boxes tightly sealed in
check for cockroaches (and other pests at the same time)
in furniture, boxes, paper, and other items brought into
cockroaches cannot withstand extreme temperatures over 115
and below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Thus, using carbon dioxide
gas canisters can help eradicate the infested places (especially
crevices in walls) as it will freeze the contained area.
helps! Even though this method DOES NOT KILL cockroaches,
it is an effective way of removing adults, nymphs and egg
capsules. In addition, you can rid your premises of their
faeces and dead bodies.
small and hard to reach areas, simply use a narrow nozzle
on your vacuum and remember to properly dispose the vacuum
bag after use immediately (to avoid the pests quickly
escaping). For those who wish to kill the caught roaches,
simply seal the bag and leave it in a freezer for an hour.
you plan to use traps to get rid of cockroaches, remember
that they'll only work if:
and precise trap management is followed.
premises only face a small cockroach infestation.
spots that cockroaches hide/reside in (harborages) have
been sealed. (The less the hiding places, the more likely
the roaches will get trapped.)
are sufficient traps placed close to the cockroach infestation
traps are checked and emptied regularly.
those using desiccants (dehydrating agent used to kill cockroaches
by drying up their bodies' waxy layer):
that desiccants DON'T WORK WHEN WET! Thus, use them in confined,
change the desiccant, especially during summer, as they
might absorb the vapors and humidity of surroundings (even
closed ones) and lose its effects.
desiccant's dust can damage motors and electrical equipment,
so avoid using it near any appliance.