There are many species of roaches but in the sense of popularity, we have only two types. Which are the german and the american roaches. The german roaches are always the ones found around the food items in kitchen, near books, clothings, offices and other dry places apart from the bathroom. You can rarely find german roach in the toilet or bathroom because it is not favourable as an habitate. Roaches or cockroaches found in bathroom are the american type. Now we are going to treat the good ways to get rid of german roaches naturally and using home remedies, both according to where they infested.
1. Roach sanitation and vacuum eradication.
Knowing the fact that roaches get introduced into the house because of many tools that favour their breed, sanitation and use of vacuum to eradicate them should be the first natural ways to get rid of them.
Make it a routine to sanitate the kitchen and other infested areas atleast after every 3 days for two weeks and the german roaches would either die due to unfavourable condition or move out of the house completely. Remember, good housekeeping helps to immune, prevent and control other house bugs apart from german roaches.
Vacuum the floor from corner to corner every night to make sure that there's no food sources for the roaches to feed on in the night. Although german roaches can live for more than 2 months without food, they always need to come out to refill within some hours. So if they couldn't find feed as they've already got used to, there would be an effective migration out of your home to somewhere else. In order to avoid there infestation in the kitchen, you should do the same and stay safe from german roaches.
2. Getting Rid of Water Sources from the reach of german roaches.
As I've said earlier, german roaches can last for 2 months without food, they cannot live for 2 weeks without water. So eliminating every source of water can be the second natural and good ways to get rid of german roaches. In the kitchen, make sure you clean the cabinet, sink, plates and the entire floor. Everything must be kept dried after. If you cannot always clean the plates after dinner, fill a bowl with a soap water and soak the plates inside. If german roaches attempt to drink soap water, they are making a short cut to die instead of the intentional hunger. Do not worry about the bathroom, german roaches cannot live for a day there (only american roaches) which are more bigger and red in colour.
Use of Insecticides to get rid of roaches.
3. Bait Formulations.
Bait is one of the most known and reliable chemicals like insecticides that kills german roaches more faster than any house pest. Before you can start implementing baits to get rid of german roaches, you need to figure out the exact infestation stand of the pest. Sometimes, you may find them only at corner in the kitchen or some other places that consist of their feeds such as damp paper, clothings, spoiled food items, near the kitchen cabinet and other obvious places.
Use borax or boric acid to dust up the infested area after carrying out a simple sanitation. The best way to get them out is to place some food source at a corner or inside a plate and spread the borax cycling the dish. The huge advantage of using this type of chemical to get rid of german roaches is that, one roach being affected will cause the death of atleast 50 other individual roaches. Thus the benefit is huge and extremely faster than the natural methods.
German roaches feed on the carcass of death ones, and if a roach was killed with one of the baiting chemicals there would be a certain decrease in the population of roaches in the kitchen. Likewise when the affected roaches rub his body with a colleague, it would both affect them with the same effect.
4. Good ways to get rid of roaches in the kitchen.
Inorganic pesticide such as silica gel and potassium thiocyanate are a good poison that we can use to control german roaches in the kitchen. The reason why this type of inorganic pesticides are more suitable in the kitchen, especially for german roach is the less risk of human poisoning and breath irritation caused by other organic pesticides would be curbed using the inorganic ones.
Before using the chemicalized method of roaches control, keep away all food items to avoid contaminations. All the good ways to get rid of german roaches are based on infestation statistics and you might use the easy ones if yours are not too bad.