DIY, Exterminators

D.I.Y. Solution to End Roaches

I’m on a kick about roaches lately.¬† I can’t for the life of me, imagine what use they have in the insect world.¬† I despise them that much.¬† ¬†We were affected by the hurricane and when there is water everywhere, it makes things like roaches and rats move.¬† Unfortunately, some have moved into my area and in fact, I have seen a roach on my outdoor furniture.¬† For that reason, I was ready to move out.¬† Okay maybe that is a stretch but it made me take action to find something that I could spray outdoors that wouldn’t leave any kind of residue laying around on my patios.¬† I have pets and they like to lounge on my chairs as much as I do.

I talked to some shop owners in my area asking if anyone else has had a bug problem and what their solution was to the problem.¬† One of them suggested that I google products to help as a cheaper choice than calling an exterminator.¬† I found a couple of helpful sites on the matter and¬†one article¬†even had a list of popular products to try. What impressed me about it was that they had a rating on each product and listed the pros and cons of each one. That made it pretty easy to select what I thought would work best, which ended up being a pet-friendly spray with no harsh chemicals. I’m happy to report that the product worked well and I can now put the creepy crawlies in the back of my mind!

In case you aren’t aware of it, roaches carry some serious diseases and can make you really sick.¬† You never want to allow them to move in.¬† ¬†They lay¬†50¬†eggs at a time which is how they spread rapidly.¬† Once that happens it’s a lot harder to contain them.¬† It’s easier to try what I did or call an exterminator to stop them in their tracks.¬† There are also a lot of ways you can keep them at bay such as by keeping foods completely sealed and not leaving paper sacks and boxes laying around.¬† Once they find a spot they like they¬†stay.¬† ¬†The first place you want to treat is their nest.¬† You’ll know it’s their nest by finding mounds¬†of¬†cast skins, egg cases, dark spots or smears, and live or dead¬†cockroaches.¬†¬†

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