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Exterminate Roaches With 3 Effective And Creative Methods

Cockroaches are pesky critters which invade our homes searching for food and shelter. Most of us have our stomachs turning when we think about these disgusting creatures. Whatever we thought about nature and her creations, roaches are certainly not a beautiful offspring of evolution. Even more, they are not even useful or beneficial in any way for humans: on the contrary. They have a serious potential to endanger the health of humans.

These nifty little buggers carry all kinds of harmful organisms like bacteria, worms, and many other pathogens. They pick them up on carcasses of animals and other dead organisms and then carry them into our houses and apartments. Furthermore, they leave droppings wherever they go, which also contained dangerous bacteria. And if the roaches end up in your fridge or some other place where you keep your food, expect those droppings in your lunch. If you want to get rid of roaches and other bugs like them, keep reading for some advice on how to battle them.

Diatomaceous earth

Diatomaceous-earthPesticides can be effective against roaches, but they also have the potential to cause serious health problems to humans. A much safer and an equally effective natural method is DE – Diatomaceous Earth. It is a great exterminator who takes care not only of roaches but of any exoskeleton bug. At the same time, it is completely safe for humans and all other mammals. It is a powder produced by tiny creatures called diatoms – their fossilized bodies, to be exact. Their skeletons are mostly composed of silica, and this substance is toxic for roaches. It dehydrates their metabolisms to death. Another good feature of silica which makes it superior to pesticides is that roaches cannot develop tolerance to it.

All you need to do is sprinkle a little bit of DE in the area roaches like to gather. Create a thin layer of the substance so the critters cannot avoid it. Fill up the cracks where you suspect they are hiding and all possible entryways into your home.

Predators

RoachesThis method is as natural as it can get. Get a dream team of roach killers and let the do the work they do in natural conditions. You can employ geckos, iguanas, frogs, other beetles and much more. We vote for geckos because they are easy to find, they are low maintenance and very affordable. Also, they keep quiet and do their business out of sight. Geckos are great because they are very mobile (they climb walls), they are much quicker than roaches, and they are nocturnal animals. And they just love to eat roaches!

Sound Repellers

It is not a strictly natural method of fighting roaches, but it works just as good. Ultrasonic repellers use waves of sound not audible to humans, but which pests like roaches, but also mice and spiders can hear. They are safe and environmentally friendly, and they get the job done. Another advantage is that they require no additional work, cleaning or maintenance. Just flip the switch and watch those roaches scatter.