Cockroaches in your kitchen can be an expensive nuisance if you are thinking about calling pest control to get rid of the problem. There are number of different methods you can try to scare cockroaches away. Here are some tips on how to get rid of cockroaches from your kitchen.
Use roach traps
Roach traps which are coated with a small amount of glue can help to stop a cockroach infestation in your kitchen. First, try and find out where the cockroaches are coming from and then place the traps close to where you think their nest is situated. If the cockroach problem persists, consider moving the roach traps to a different area, and pay close attention to cockroach droppings, exoskeletons, or egg sacs.
Get rid of items that can attract cockroaches
Cockroaches are often attracted by warm, dark items that they can crawl into or create a nest in. This can include piles of rubbish or clutter, paper and plastic bags, cardboard boxes, and piles of old newspapers and magazines. If you have seen a cockroach in your kitchen, make sure that you carefully dispose of all of these items.
Clean your kitchen
To ensure that cockroaches don’t appear again, give your kitchen a thorough clean. Get rid and dispose of any food that has been left on the floor or work surfaces. Cover and fresh fruit or vegetables which are on display in the kitchen, and place them into cupboards or the refrigerator. If bread has been left on the worktop, place it into a plastic airtight container bag, and make sure that the oven, stove, and cupboards are all clean, both outside and in. Also pay attention to other kitchen appliances such as the microwave, and vacuum floor surfaces thoroughly. Sweep rugs and make sure food is not left around after meal times.