Destruction of cockroaches at home without a clear understanding of the reasons for their occurrence in the room can be meaningless and ineffective. If the room or apartment for these insects are attractive, they will return to it after applying the strongest and most effective drugs.
Therefore, the destruction of cockroaches in an apartment must be carried out in a comprehensive, conscious way and only after analyzing the reasons why these insects penetrated it.
The causes of the appearance of cockroaches in the apartment in most cases are:
- poor sanitation, an abundance of cracks, debris and dirt
- storage of food products without packaging or in containers in which pests can penetrate
- a strong infestation with cockroaches neighboring apartments
- open access of insects to water sources
- involuntary penetration of insects into the house with furniture, food, things and books.
Only with a comprehensive approach to solving the problem can we expect that the destruction of cockroaches will give a reliable long-term result. If pests somehow migrate into a room, for example, from neighbors, finding abundant food, water and convenient shelters in it, it is unreasonable to expect that such movements will not occur a month or two after the already settled settlers have been destroyed.
"I was still thinking by my youth how to destroy cockroaches and tried everything I could, and crayons, and powders, and Dichlophos. They appear anyway, if the apartment is not cleaned and crumbled. But when we made repairs in the kitchen, I introduced strict discipline and order, never left anything on the table, wiped the sink dry, scrubbed the floors twice a week. Two months of this regime, and cockroaches in the house was gone. Without Dust and Dichlophos. Although their neighbors were full ... "
Galina Grigoryevna, Yeisk
When the reasons are analyzed, eliminated and it remains only to destroy the red brother who has already populated the apartment and confidently processes the contents of the trash can, it is necessary to choose the correct and effective way of such destruction.
Choosing a way to kill cockroaches
How to destroy cockroaches in the apartment, already written several books. On the same topic for hours can tell anyone who remembers the 80-90-ies and just an amazing abundance of cockroaches in almost any room.
But all more or less effective ways to destroy cockroaches can be listed literally on the fingers of one hand:
- Use of insecticides. This is the most reliable and proven way, with the right choice of a tool and the observance of instructions giving the result always. Moreover, today in the market there are means combining safety for a person with a strong effect on the insects themselves . Applying them yourself is quite simple and effective.
- Freezing the apartment. This method is based on the inability of cockroaches to survive at temperatures below minus 8 ° C.
- The use of poisoned baits. Can be used to prevent the reproduction of cockroaches, or when the room is very clean and there are few cockroaches.
- Traps of various designs. They recommended themselves fairly well, but work reliably with a low degree of contamination of the apartment.
In addition to these methods, there are purely theoretical biological methods of struggle, which, however, do not work in the conditions of Russia. So, in tropical countries in the premises often live geckos and mantises, which surely destroy most of the cockroach population.
In our country, such a domestic enemy of cockroaches is a flytrap - a beautiful centipede with long legs, but it is rare and seriously affect the number of cockroaches in the room is not capable.
Destruction of cockroaches with chemical insecticides
Destroy the cockroaches with the help of special chemicals can be literally for one day, and even for a few hours. However, for such a quick and effective self-disinsection, you need to prepare well enough. First - to choose the right means.
Cockroaches are sensitive enough to most modern insecticides. Therefore, many of the funds sold today will be effective against them: Get, Raptor, Raid, Forsyte, Clean House, Dohloks, Combatant, Microfos, Chlorophos, boric acid.
Very effective are also insecticides, developed to combat bugs - Executioner, Carbophos, Tetriks, Fufanon. Since bedbugs are more resistant to chemistry, drugs that destroy them will destroy cockroaches. Thanks to this, the destruction of bedbugs and cockroaches in the room can be combined.
Before you destroy the cockroaches in the apartment, at least for the day of treatment, remove all people and pets from it. It is advisable to advance furniture in advance so that secluded and warm corners and spaces in the cabinets and cabinets are available.
If the product involves spraying, then effective destruction of cockroaches will be to handle the largest possible number of surfaces, cracks and cavities in the apartment. Very carefully it is necessary to apply the remedy under the straggler wallpaper, behind the carpets and skirting boards, in the ventilation holes.
At the time of processing it is desirable to close all the windows in the room and give the drug, so to speak, brew. It is useful during the treatment to have a vacuum cleaner near at hand and collect insect crawling from the shelters.
Drugs for the destruction of cockroaches that require spraying from cylinders, most of them easily break up in the air, and therefore, after a few hours after use, they will not cause harm to a person or a pet.
A few hours after the application of the drug should ventilate the apartment and spend in it a thorough wet cleaning. All the places in which cockroaches can be present, you need to check, and if you find the dead insects collect them with a vacuum cleaner or hands.
"My neighbor told me how to destroy cockroaches in the house on their own and without any SES. I bought a normal Raid (another Kombat is a good tool) and they did not just popshikala under the bedside table, and all day long methodically sprayed all the lockers, plinths and alleys in the kitchen. The Prussians began to climb out in fifteen minutes, and from there, where I least of all thought to see them - from under the breadbox, because of radiators, from the stove. It was necessary, of course, then all long and tedious to scrub, but more I did not see the Prussian in the house. "
It is desirable to carry out similar procedure in rubber gloves, gauze dressing and as much as possible closed clothes. Despite the fact that most insecticides are produced almost harmless to humans, it is not uncommon for allergic reactions to occur when substances get on the skin.
Preparations, produced in the form of powders and chalk, should be applied to the places where the cockroaches are supposed to be inhabited or moved. The advantage of such drugs is the possibility of using them for a long time without removing tenants from the premises. It is important only to be sure that pets and young children will not reach the places where the preparations were scattered or inflicted.
The use of traps for the destruction of cockroaches
Traps from cockroaches are most effective when there are few insects in the room, or single individuals from neighbors get to the apartment.
Traps are installed in places where the insects are likely to move, and some of them are loaded with bait - bread, cheese or an apple.
The principle of the traps is different:
- Traps in which cockroaches gather, as in a shelter and can not get out;
- Traps, getting into which cockroaches die from the discharge of high-voltage current;
- Velcro to which insects are glued and lose their mobility;
- psevdokormushki, in which there is a poisoned bait.
Such traps, for the most part, can be attached to walls or inclined surfaces and attract insects more than other secluded places in the apartment.
Traps of the first and second types, in which insects gather, as in a shelter, require regular inspection. Cockroaches from them are shaken out in a bucket of water.
The remaining traps operate automatically and almost do not require the participation of a person to destroy pests.
Destruction of cockroaches by poison baits
This method, perhaps, is most popular in rural areas. To prepare the bait, boric acid is used, which is very toxic to cockroaches, but is invisible to them in appearance and smell.
On a note
Instead of boric acid for the destruction of cockroaches can be used drill - a chemical compound with boron content, also quite effective. However, it is difficult to buy it in pharmacies.
"... Go to the pharmacy, buy boric acid and nape the balls. The recipe is 100 grams of acid, 50 grams of flour, 50 grams of sugar, egg yolk and water to make a dry but doughy dough. These parasites will go away forever, believe me ... "
With the addition of borax, baits of different composition are prepared. In the course are egg yolks, sugar, starch, flour, biscuits - almost any food that has a smell and can attract insects. These components are mixed in equal proportions with boric acid, wetted with water to make balls, and decomposed into pest-accessible places.
It is important to take into account that due to the prevalence of this method, there are increasing reports of its inefficiency: in different cities and regions of the country there are populations of cockroaches for which boron preparations cease to be a poison. Therefore, for the preparation of special baits today, new components are being sought everywhere.
How to freeze cockroaches correctly
Freezing cockroaches - a way native Russian. Most of the countries in which the cockroaches live are in the tropics, and it is unrealistic to wait for frost there.
In Russia, in winter cockroaches can be withdrawn without the use of chemistry and long-playing traps: you should only open the windows for a few hours and vystudit all the premises.
This method is good because it does not allow the Prusak to escape to neighboring premises, which often occurs when using insecticides. Insects with a decrease in temperature simply lose mobility, and when it falls below a physiologically acceptable level for them - die.
On a note
Freezing cockroaches is much more effective than freezing bedbugs - the latter die only at a temperature below minus 22 ° C. Therefore, in many cases if cockroaches start to destroy cockroaches, they can be used without the use of chemical insecticides.
But it is important to remember about the ability of cockroaches to rapid movements - an adult insect can run up to 13 meters per minute, and therefore if in one apartment of a large house active destruction of pests occurs, they are more likely to cross into neighboring ones.
That is why it is most effective to destroy cockroaches with joint forces in several apartments , and even in the whole house at once. This will ensure the complete destruction of them and the inability to restore their population.