How do I kill roaches

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  • 27524803 27524803 on Oct 30, 2017
    To really, effectively, take care of the problem... you need to call an exterminator.
    Roaches hide in the walls and several other places that cannot be reached with simple spraying.... and if you don't get them the first time... they can only get worse.... Contact Home Advisor or Angie's List to find a reputable one.
  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Oct 30, 2017
    I would call in a professional to do the job, this way you have a guarantee that they won't come back. Get a contract in writing, and read it. Make sure your both clear about what the job entails. Give a deposit of no more than a 1/3. or half, until the job is done. Call a well known exterminator to do the job.
  • Judy Judy on Oct 30, 2017
    Put salt on the approaches to your home, and in the door frame, for this will help you alot.
  • Paymetotellyou Paymetotellyou on Oct 30, 2017
    Vacuum them up! Block off the vacuum so they don't escape. Feed them diatomaceous earth. Have fun. Ugh.
  • Ginny Ginny on Oct 30, 2017
    Call an exterminator. You need to get to the nests and kill all the little buggers.
  • Ohiorn Ohiorn on Oct 30, 2017
    Check to see if any food sources, like crumbs, open cereal boxes, etc. Try boric acid, if all else fails call an exterminator.
  • Cas3446227 Cas3446227 on Oct 30, 2017

    Try homemade cockroach baits. Mix one part powdered (not granular) boric acid (sometimes sold as a roach-killing powder, but often available in pharmacies), one part white flour, one part powdered white sugar. The sugar and flour attracts the roaches, and the boric acid kills them.[2] Sprinkle the powder in the backs of drawers and cabinets, under the refrigerator, under the stove, and so on.
    • You can also try a similar mixture of 1 part boric acid, 2 parts flour and 1 part cocoa.
    • Expect at least 3 cycles of disappearance/reemergence of progressively smaller hordes of cockroaches, lasting about 2 weeks each. Continue using boric acid till roaches are gone.
    • Kids, dogs, and some other pets will eat this mixture. Boric acid is not highly toxic to humans and pets, but is for external use only, so place it where only the bugs can get it.
    The mixture will cake hard in humid environments, so paper or foil trays may be needed to protect your floors and cabinets.
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