Cockroaches are creepy crawlers that make your home look horrible especially during the summer. Let us not even talk about water bugs and German cockroaches; they are an eyesore.
Keeping your home neat and safe from pests will save you from several headaches. For instance, you can imagine how painful is it to return home after a long day at work only to find a cockroach inside your last meal. Trust me, that little scenario might make you shed tears.
Aside from their destructive effects, cockroaches are known carriers of diseases. For example, they carry food poisoning organisms, cause allergies, and other undesirable health issues.
Despite all these, you can still keep your house free of any cockroaches, be it German cockroaches or water bugs (American and Asia species). Here is how to go about it:
• Identify the existing ones and kill them:
German cockroaches are like human beings; they love a home that is warm and full of food. Therefore, you find them in places like crevices, the back of a television, and the likes.
On the other hand, water bug loves to stay in a damp and moist area, mind you, they trail food and garbage to your home.
To get rid of both insects, you need to set a bait station and then place them at strategic positions in your home. You can put some in the kitchen, by the window side, or anywhere they love to perch on.
However, it is essential that you cover your food and water properly. Also, you need to be more careful if you have babies around.
• Prevent them
Prevention is better and cheaper than cure. Keeping cockroaches out of your home is excellent.
Some chemical pesticides (non-repellant insecticides) can help you wade away German cockroaches and water bugs from your home. Also, cleaning your home regularly is another simple way to discourage these insects from getting to your home.
It is a common knowledge that these insects trail food to your home; therefore, you must restrict eating to a particular area in your house.
• Close up any water leak
For any living being to live and thrive, there is a need for water. Cockroaches and water bugs have a thing for leaking pipes; therefore, it is not surprising to see them beneath the sink. So look for those leaks and seal them up!