How To Get Rid Of Cockroaches

For many Central Florida homeowners, the occasional cockroach sighting is just the reality of living in Florida. However, if you see one cockroach, then there are likely hundreds more living throughout your home. Do not resign yourself to living amongst cockroaches when there are many cockroach control methods you can apply to get rid of the diseased pests.

How Cockroaches Get Inside

Roaches usually access homes through small gaps in its siding or foundation. Leaving crumbs on the floor, trash unsealed, or uncovered food out on your kitchen counters will draw pests to your home’s common areas. Once inside, cockroaches will breed and multiply rapidly, nesting in cabinets, pantries, and walls.

Common Cockroach Control Methods

In addition to regularly vacuuming and sweeping your floors free of food crumbs, here are a few natural cockroach control methods you can try to get rid of nuisance cockroaches.

  • Onions and Baking Soda

Onions and baking soda are two kitchen staples that can be used to get rid of cockroaches. First, dice the onion into small pieces and place them in a shallow bowl. Then, sprinkle them with baking powder. The cockroaches will be drawn to eat the onion bits, and the toxic baking powder will kill them. However, if you have pets, you may want to opt for a different method.

  • The Smell of Citrus

Most pests have a certain smell that they can’t stand. Cockroaches absolutely hate the smell of citrus. Conversely, citrus is found in many cleaning products and is a delightful scent to most people. By spaying a watered-down mixture of lemon or lime juice in areas that roaches infest, the pungent smell will likely compel them to relocate. Not only will you be repelling cockroaches, but your home will smell great, too.

While you may find some success deterring roaches with the above household methods, the most effective way to get rid of cockroaches is to call your local cockroach control specialists.

Rely on Lake County’s Cockroach Control Experts

At Critter Control® of Lake County, we are dedicated to helping residences and businesses in Lake County become pest-free by providing quick and effective cockroach control services. Our licensed and trained cockroach control experts are experienced and equipped to provide non-toxic and eco-friendly cockroach control services that are safe for you, your family, and your pets. We will not only remove all existing cockroaches, but we will also prevent new infestations from occurring.

For more information on our cockroach control services or to schedule a consultation and receive a complimentary estimate, call Critter Control® of Lake County today at 352-204-0074.


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