To eliminate small cockroaches there are aerosols, baits, and traps with bait. Sprays work for now, but they will not get rid of small cockroaches. The cockroaches, when they smell the sprays, return to the wall getting into the cracks and crevices until the smell of the spray disappears. With aerosols, the household is rid of these pests for a short period of time, but the baits work better.
If you want to get rid of cockroaches by yourself, go to a hardware store and buy some Combat gel for cockroach bait. It usually comes in a syringe or tube and it is applied to all cracks and crevices in the house (especially in the kitchen). But, how do you get rid of cockroaches? Just apply small dots no bigger than a pea. Apply it in every corner of your rooms and anywhere you see cockroaches.
Also, to eliminate small cockroaches, boric acid works well.
How to locate the small cockroaches
Most small cockroaches are nocturnal and hide (they do not like light), so it is not easy to see them during the day. The area that cockroaches use to eat, and sleep is under the sink cabinet or other kitchen furniture. Also, under the appliances, countertops and in the laundry areas.
How to eliminate small cockroaches?
Once you have seen small cockroaches, you are likely to have more.
Try the following to get rid of the tiny cockroaches:
- Spray a small amount of boric acid all over the area where you have seen cockroaches. The cockroach is poisoned by ingesting the acid during its regular grooming routine. Make sure to spray it in dark, damp areas such as the bathroom, sink, behind the washer and dryer, around the refrigerator and behind the appliances. Note: The ingestion of boric acid is also toxic to humans. Do not use it in areas where children or animals play, sleep, or eat.
- You can make your own insecticide by mixing, in equal parts, baking soda and powdered sugar. With this, prepare a bait for cockroaches. After mixing, put it in a shallow dish and place it where you have seen cockroaches or believe they may be. The combination of sugar and bicarbonate is lethal to the cockroach.
- Cockroaches detest the taste of bay leaves. You can keep most cockroaches at bay, naturally and safely by placing bay leaves anywhere you have seen them moving. Placing bay leaves is a great way to keep cockroaches out of rooms and children’s areas.
- Cockroaches can survive months without eating, but they need a daily source of water. Never leave water in the sink, dirty dishes, or other areas of the house. Look for other sources of water as well, such as leaks in pipes, moisture under the refrigerator and condensation. Wipe off all traces of water from the sink after washing the dishes. Also, the bathroom area after use.
- Keep everything very clean. Cockroaches gravitate in areas that are full of self-excrement. Use a detergent or disinfectant to thoroughly clean the area. In floors and walls, you can use a mixture of water and chlorine to disinfect the area. The services can be cleaned every day with cleaning products or antibacterial soaps.
How to kill small cockroaches with insecticides
If you see many small cockroaches in your house, you will need more attention than bay leaves or baking soda. Many insecticides are available in the market for the concern of cockroach infestation. Specific insecticides based on fast gel have emerged relatively effective in the elimination of cockroaches. Baits and gel insecticides have little or no unpleasant odor and they are safer to use in areas where children and pets are present. The glue traps that make the cockroach get stuck work in hard-to-reach areas. For larger or repeat infestations, treat cracks and crevices with fine powder nebulizers with aerosols. If all of the above fails, call an exterminator.
How to keep a house free of tiny cockroaches
- Do not leave food scraps (including crumbs) on countertops, tables, and other areas of the house.
- Make sure there are no leaks in the pipes and establish a program of humidity control in the house. Use a dehumidifier and clean spills of water immediately.
- Isolate the pipes.
- Get rid of what you do not need. Look in the drawers and remove the papers, old newspapers, plastic bags, and envelopes. Keep the area under the sinks and around the washer and dryer well organized, clean, and tidy. Frost them with a solution of chlorine and hot water several times a year. Invests in a dehumidifier to control the humidity of the house.
- Seal pipes and moldings. If the hole is too large, push steel wool pads into the open spaces to an airtight seal forms (foaming works well to fill the large holes around the pipes).
Six remedies to kill small cockroaches
Cockroaches are unpleasant insects that cause discomfort if they are present in the house. They are hard insects with a hard shell. Cockroaches can survive with a minimum of resources for very long periods. In fact, it is said that cockroaches would survive the explosion of a nuclear bomb. This shows how strong and hard they are. Cockroaches are common insects and carry germs that could be dangerous to your health (could cause asthma and allergies). For this reason, it is necessary for us not allow them to multiply. Here are some tips that will help you eliminate them.
- The homemade recipe. There is a very simple homemade recipe that will help you eliminate cockroaches. Mix equal amounts of sugar, flour, and boric acid. By adding a few drops of water, you should make balls with the dough and spread them in the corners frequented by cockroaches. The trick is that sugar attracts insects, flour sticks and boric acid kills them. This trick works very well and will, undoubtedly, help you eliminate them.
- Spray the nest. Find out where the cockroach nests are. You will usually find them near the wet areas. When you see them, use the strongest spray you can get in the market. Once you destroy the nests, clean the area very well with chlorine and keep it dry. This will ensure that cockroaches do not multiply.
- Boric acid. Insert boric acid in cracks and crevices. Spray with a little boric acid if you find wet areas where there is possibility of cockroach infestation. Boric acid is very effective in killing them.
- Baits. There are special baits on the market to deal with cockroaches. They contain a gel that attracts cockroaches in the form of food. They eat it and then return to their nest.
- Insecticide. It is, perhaps, the simplest way to kill cockroaches. You will find these insecticides in aerosols in the market. In addition, they are very effective. It is worth investing in them if your problem is serious. You will only have to spray the cockroach that will die in a short time. However, if you use them, be very careful and keep these sprays out of the reach of children. Also, be sure to follow all the safety precautions mentioned in the product.
- Water and soap. This is one of the simplest ways to kill cockroaches. If you see a cockroach, you do not have a spray to kill it and you do not want to use a broom, follow this simple way: Take any soap and mix it with water (your liquid bath soap will work). Shake it and quickly add this solution on the insect. Take enough to cover its belly and head. If you do so, the insect will suffocate and die.