HOW TO GET RID OF COCKROACHES
If you have been researching different websites and are just confused as to what product to use to kill roaches, then you are not alone. When I had my cockroach infestation, I did countless of hours of research and my head was spinning on what to buy:
Do I use spray, gel, boric acid, baits, insecticide?
I wish there was one site that just told me the ONE thing to buy that would kill them for good.
Money was no object for me at this point, because I just wanted to get rid of them and do so QUICKLY. So I ended up buying a lot of products and testing them.
This site is from my own personal experience and you’ve come to the right place to finally learn how to get rid of cockroaches.
I’ll explain what finally worked in killing the nasty insects so that you don’t have to spend as much money as I did. And also, which is just as important as killing them, you need to know how to prevent roaches from coming back which I explain in detail.
COCKROACHES ARE DANGEROUS
I thought cockroaches were just disgusting little creatures that didn’t bite or attack. But did you know that roaches are an important source of allergies ? We just had a newborn and found that early exposure to roaches can even develop asthma. On top of that, roaches have been implicated in carrying 33 kinds of bacteria which include E. coli and salmonella! I wasn’t going to take any chances – I had to protect my family from these creatures!
I created this site because not only do I just detest cockroaches, but I’m terrified of them. And they carry so many dangerous diseases that I had to figure out how to get rid of them for good.
I know you just want to get rid of roaches. But as in warfare, understanding your enemy is key to defeating them. So you should know a little bit about them. There are over 4,300 types of cockroaches in the world! But three are considered the most annoying pests in North America. They are:
SIZE: 1.7 inches average
LIFESPAN: 1 – 1.5 years
CAN FLY: Yes
COLOR: Reddish brown with some yellow margin behind the head area
LIVES: They love warm weather and the outdoors, and hate the cold. They usually are found in the sewers, crawl spaces, pipes or anywhere that is dark and moist.
NOTES: The American Cockroach is the largest of the species and has an average length of about 1.7 inches.
SIZE: .43 – .63 inches
LIFESPAN: 6 – 9 months
CAN FLY: Barely
COLOR: Tan to black. Two dark streaks behind the head.
LIVES: Love dark, confined spaces and found mostly indoors.
NOTES: The reproduce faster than any other cockroach.
SIZE: .0.71–1.14 in (males)
LIFESPAN: 1 – 1.5 years
CAN FLY: No
COLOR: Dark Brown to Black with a Glossy Body
LIVES: Love warmth and found in sewers, outdoors, pipes and damp places.
NOTES: Sometimes called waterbugs.
They have existed for over 250 to 300 million of years. Which means they aren’t going anywhere soon!
They eat their own feces, they eat their vomit and they are cannibals… which means they will eat each other!
Cockroaches can Bite. They have large mandibles and will bite human flesh. Although it is rare, if they do end up biting, this could cause a severe infection.
Cockroaches have wings. This is mostly in adult males. This means they are fast and can jump!
HOW I KILLED THE COCKROACHES
It’s time to take action. I spent hundreds of dollars on all kinds of roach killers and even hired pest control professionals. You can read my story here.
In the end, it was the pest control professional that got rid of the roach infestation in my home. And it makes sense, they do this for a living. I was going to buy THE EXACT SAME product that the pest control professionals use in order to upkeep my home. However, please note that I ended up hiring two different pest control companies, and it was the second one who I hired that told me the best product to use. They weren’t the cheapest service, but it showed in their work and their product. I was happy that I hired them, because I also learned a lot.
I’ll show you the EXACT PRODUCT that I bought and HOW TO APPLY IT. Again, this is exactly what the best pest control company I hired used to rid me of my roaches.
RELAX, THESE COCKROACHES ARE ALMOST ON THEIR WAY OUT
I know the feeling you are having if you have cockroaches in your home – trust me. I was ready to move out, that’s how much I hate them and am scared of them. I even slept with the lights on for several nights! I was worried that if I got up, I would step on a roach. And I had nightmares of roaches crawling all over me.
If you want to know how to get rid of cockroaches, I’ll show you what worked for me, and what some of the best pro’s use to get rid of roaches so you can go back and have a roach free home.