8 Simple Steps to Get Rid of Cockroaches

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People often get frustrated when they keep seeing cockroaches after using sprays several times. As a result, they go for pest control services to get rid of cockroaches in Dubai. What they don’t know is that using all sorts of sprays alone won’t help.   

If you are among those, follow these 8 steps to get your house back from these uninvited guests. But if you don’t have time to read this and just want it fixed, get cockroach treatment in Dubai through ServiceMarket.

1. Deep Clean Your House

Before any treatment can be done, you need to deep clean your home in order to eliminate any hiding places and food sources for the roaches. Cockroaches love damp, warm, and dark places.

What You Need for Cleaning

Use disinfectants like DettolTM or add Hydrogen Peroxide to water. Your main job is to disinfect everything.

Areas to Clean First

  • All drains
  • All sinks (including space underneath the sink)
  • Your washing machine (including the space behind the washing machine)
  • Your dishwasher (including the space behind the dishwasher)
  • Your rubbish bins (including the space where you place your bin)
  • Under all your furniture and cabinets

Where to Find a Cleaner

If you do not want to conduct a deep cleaning yourself, find a cleaning professional that suits you through ServiceMarket.

> Find out the difference between general cleaning and deep cleaning

2. Fix Any Leakages

If you have leaking pipes or equipment, then you are providing the perfect moist environment to help the spread of cockroaches. Cockroaches can go months without water and food, but a moist and warm environment is important for their survival.

Where to  Find a Handyman 

If you need help with leaking faucets or drainage issues you can go to ServiceMarket to find a handyman who is right for you.

3. Get Rid of Any Cardboard Boxes 

Cardboard boxes provide a perfectly comfortable and warm environment for cockroaches to lay eggs. If you have boxes in your home, then consider unpacking them, and getting rid of them quickly. If you need them, then wrap all your cardboard boxes in plastic wraps to suffocate and starve the roaches inside.

4. Don’t Leave Any Food Out 

Don’t leave any food on your kitchen counters, and place everything in the fridge. Clean and disinfect your kitchen floors every evening before you go to bed to get rid of any crumbs on the floor. Remember, cockroaches can survive 3 months without food or water. You will need to upkeep the cleanliness for at least 4 months.

5. Spray Your Home With Pesticides 

You can buy sprays in the supermarket or get a professional pest control service. It’s important to spray the entire house, under all cracks and furniture. The spray is effective only on living cockroaches, however, it does nothing to cockroach eggs.  So, remember to keep your house clean for at least four months. Place gel poison in all cupboards, corners, and cracks for any survivors to ingest.

Where to Find a Pest Control ProviderIf you are having issues with roaches and need professional help, check out ServiceMarket to find the right pest control provider for you.

6. Place Cockroach Powder Under Every Door and Corner

The spray will kill all the roaches inside your house, however, it does not keep roaches from outside to enter your premises. In order to keep roaches out permanently, place roach powder in a thick layer under your entrance door as well as the back door if you leave it open, on the balcony, and under the windows if they open.

7. Keep Your Lights On 

Cockroaches are nocturnal creatures, seeing one during daylight may signal an infestation. In order to make their living conditions unbearable, leave the light on for three days. This will mess with their scavenger patterns and will drive them to insanity.

8. Keep Your House Cool 

Cockroaches require warm, damp, and dark environment for them to survive and thrive. If you keep your lights on and the temperature cool, the roaches may leave your house.

Roaches can live up to three months without food or water. So, in order to get rid of cockroaches in Dubai and for your hard work to pay off, you need to keep your home clean, must regularly disinfect it, and place all food in the fridge. 

However, if you need the help of professionals, visit ServiceMarket and book cockroach control in Dubai by mentioning the size of your house.

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