Couldn’t you just get rid of cockroaches this way?

My house is suffering from a mild case of cockroach infestation. We want to eliminate this problem the easy way (mostly because we are lazy). Couldn’t we just eliminate the problem just by closing all foods in a container and leaving no food crumbs behind? Or does one need to add more layers of protection to get rid of them?

5 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    The most effective way to get rid of roaches is place Bodark Apples around the house. If the house is up on a foundation a few under the house works.

    REALLY! It works!

  • Rick
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    get a house lizard to eat them, or a pet spider .......................

  • 1 month ago

    Roaches eat paint.  Roaches eat paper.  Roaches eat bugs tinier than themselves.  Roaches eat other roaches.

    You could literally remove everything from the house, lock it up and move away for a year...and when you get back...there would still be roaches.  

    If you have no children or pets you can try sprinkling  boric acid powder around the places where they congregate.  You can even drill into the walls and put some there.

    Or call an exterminator.

  • Edwena
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    And dry your sink every night so there is no moisture.  It might reduce them. The best way is to live at least 300 from a neighbor. That way, if a roach tries to leave his place to come to yours, the fire ants have time to ambush him.  

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  • 1 month ago

    Roaches can live on things other than just your food. Also they can come in from outside or from a neighbor's house. You really need to treat the outside perimeter of your house as well as all of the floors near baseboards to have half a chance of getting rid of them. There are currently some pesticides that are safe of people that last for several months. You should consider using them as a secondary line of defense.

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