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5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches At Home by Skyfornia(m): 7:52am On Sep 21, 2019
5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches In Your Home - BY AKINWALE AKINYOADE


If there is one common household pest we all hate, it is cockroaches as they are one of the hardest to get rid of. Their reproductive capabilities make it challenging to rid yourself of them completely as it is as if you cut one head off, two more will take its place.

Cockroaches pose serious health risks to families, as they carry a large number of diseases like dysentery, typhoid, poliomyelitis, and gastroenteritis to name a few.

Additionally, cockroach faeces may cause eczema and an allergic reaction in some people. They contaminate whatever substance they come into contact with and that is why for the wellbeing of your family, you check out these top tips below on controlling these pests.

1 Clean, clean and clean again
Most household pests feed off dirt and that is why you have to ensure your house is spic-and-span because cockroaches are attracted to food residue, particularly grease. A 15-minute clean-up at the end of each night is enough to eliminate most residues.

2 Seal up crack and holes
Sealing cracks, skirting boards and any other entry points cockroaches use to gain access will assist in getting rid of cockroaches especially if you live in an apartment and have neighbours who don’t maintain the same standards of cleanliness as you do. You can use a tube of caulk and a caulking gun to do the job. Additionally, this will help prevent cockroaches from entering your home.

3 Fix any water leaks
The reason you find cockroaches scurrying under the sink is that they are attracted to moisture and water. Some cockroaches can survive for months without food, but only days without water so close off their water sources by repairing even the tiniest of leaks. Don’t let water stand in your sink or buckets, store food in sealed containers or in sealed plastic bags and clean food debris from under fridges or cookers.

4 Make your own natural cockroach bait
Mix three parts boric acid( or powdered camphor) with one part powdered sugar. The sugar lures the roaches, while the boric acid kills them. Although the boric acid isn’t toxic to people or pets, it can be irritating so keep it away from counters and places where little fingers and noses can reach. Sprinkle it under and behind the refrigerator, stove and dishwasher, under the sink, and into cracks along the edges of cabinets and other cracks they may hide.

5 Bring in the experts
If you have a big infestation of roaches on your hand, then you may want to bring in a professional exterminator.

https://m.guardian.ng/life/tips-on-getting-rid-of-cockroaches-from-your-home/

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Re: 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches At Home by Sanfranka6(m): 9:47am On Sep 21, 2019
OP not the ones I have here in my room, they always cover their nose whenever I apply any insecticide and move around like we contributed to pay house rent.

Meanwhile I dedicate this ftc to myself, finally Glo network delivered

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Re: 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches At Home by halowor: 9:48am On Sep 21, 2019
Super

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Re: 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches At Home by mentor56(m): 9:48am On Sep 21, 2019
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Re: 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches At Home by iykololo(m): 9:48am On Sep 21, 2019
cheesy
Skyfornia:
5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches In Your Home - BY AKINWALE AKINYOADE


If there is one common household pest we all hate, it is cockroaches as they are one of the hardest to get rid of. Their reproductive capabilities make it challenging to rid yourself of them completely as it is as if you cut one head off, two more will take its place.

Cockroaches pose serious health risks to families, as they carry a large number of diseases like dysentery, typhoid, poliomyelitis, and gastroenteritis to name a few.

Additionally, cockroach faeces may cause eczema and an allergic reaction in some people. They contaminate whatever substance they come into contact with and that is why for the wellbeing of your family, you check out these top tips below on controlling these pests.

1 Clean, clean and clean again
Most household pests feed off dirt and that is why you have to ensure your house is spic-and-span because cockroaches are attracted to food residue, particularly grease. A 15-minute clean-up at the end of each night is enough to eliminate most residues.

2 Seal up crack and holes
Sealing cracks, skirting boards and any other entry points cockroaches use to gain access will assist in getting rid of cockroaches especially if you live in an apartment and have neighbours who don’t maintain the same standards of cleanliness as you do. You can use a tube of caulk and a caulking gun to do the job. Additionally, this will help prevent cockroaches from entering your home.

3 Fix any water leaks
The reason you find cockroaches scurrying under the sink is that they are attracted to moisture and water. Some cockroaches can survive for months without food, but only days without water so close off their water sources by repairing even the tiniest of leaks. Don’t let water stand in your sink or buckets, store food in sealed containers or in sealed plastic bags and clean food debris from under fridges or cookers.

4 Make your own natural cockroach bait
Mix three parts boric acid( or powdered camphor) with one part powdered sugar. The sugar lures the roaches, while the boric acid kills them. Although the boric acid isn’t toxic to people or pets, it can be irritating so keep it away from counters and places where little fingers and noses can reach. Sprinkle it under and behind the refrigerator, stove and dishwasher, under the sink, and into cracks along the edges of cabinets and other cracks they may hide.

5 Bring in the experts
If you have a big infestation of roaches on your hand, then you may want to bring in a professional exterminator.

https://m.guardian.ng/life/tips-on-getting-rid-of-cockroaches-from-your-home/
Re: 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches At Home by Adukpe19(m): 9:48am On Sep 21, 2019
Roaches are nuisance to the family's health and hygiene.

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Re: 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches At Home by michealdeco: 9:49am On Sep 21, 2019
tongue
Re: 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches At Home by twosquare(m): 9:49am On Sep 21, 2019
I hate these little things...always smart and fast. Anything with life has intelligence.

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Re: 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches At Home by elyte89: 9:50am On Sep 21, 2019
Yinmu...no matter aw clean ur house is

Dere would still b cockroache/(s) in as much as dere re dark places in d house places like d store region wink

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Re: 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches At Home by FuckDaMods: 9:50am On Sep 21, 2019
Op add graphic pics to your topic next time cry

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Re: 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches At Home by Didijiji: 9:50am On Sep 21, 2019
I hate them with passion

Was thinking there is something you are suggesting like a particular pesticide to kill them

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Re: 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches At Home by solmusdesigns: 9:50am On Sep 21, 2019
good one, sugar and camphor thats a new one

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Re: 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches At Home by Yusfunoble(m): 9:50am On Sep 21, 2019
Roaches, the biggest gangster in your household.
To get rid of them or bedbugs.
Mixed camphor+sniper+hot water together, their base and leave house for them. You will thank me later.





But who changed nairaland font style na angry

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Re: 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches At Home by Lexusgs430: 9:51am On Sep 21, 2019
Baygon or TOX....... Works perfectly.......

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Re: 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches At Home by specimen23(m): 9:51am On Sep 21, 2019
The topic should have been labelled "5 ways to prevent the spread of cockroaches in your home",as most of the points listed deal with preventive measures (apart from calling fumigation experts,which most of us already know).

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Re: 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches At Home by eyeon(m): 9:51am On Sep 21, 2019
One sure way is to kill on sight.

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Re: 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches At Home by dayleke: 9:52am On Sep 21, 2019
Awon aayan.....

Won stubborn baje.

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Re: 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches At Home by Nobody: 9:52am On Sep 21, 2019
I hate cockroaches WITH PASSION

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Re: 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches At Home by Kevinsamba: 9:52am On Sep 21, 2019
Beautiful creatures

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Re: 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches At Home by omoadeleye(m): 9:53am On Sep 21, 2019
Use Sniper mixed with kerosene, very effective

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Re: 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches At Home by Chisaedhor: 9:53am On Sep 21, 2019
cheesy
Re: 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches At Home by nicepoker101(m): 9:54am On Sep 21, 2019
Watch joe's apartment. And you will understand how cockroaches are important to us grin

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Re: 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches At Home by kenny5811(m): 9:55am On Sep 21, 2019
jst use sniper...

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Re: 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches At Home by Doilooklikeicare(m): 9:55am On Sep 21, 2019
Very irritating creature sad embarassed *pukes*

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Re: 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches At Home by richPHAROAH: 9:59am On Sep 21, 2019
all of taking tips from this post live in shit holes
Re: 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches At Home by ppreye(m): 10:00am On Sep 21, 2019
Cockroaches like playing dead angry

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Re: 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches At Home by Nobody: 10:00am On Sep 21, 2019
Buy Green Leaf powder and pour it everywhere. It is 50naira per sachet and works like MAGIC.

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Re: 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches At Home by Gideoniteprime4: 10:00am On Sep 21, 2019
cheesy grin
oyibo be like
``no that`s ``insect`` cruelty``
we need to discuss with the cockroaches in a peaceful manner, maybe that way they might have pity on us humans and they will leave us in peace

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Re: 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Cockroaches At Home by akanniade10(m): 10:02am On Sep 21, 2019
omoadeleye:
Use Sniper mixed with kerosene, very effective

I have been to 2 local shops in my area now, I can’t find sniper.

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