How do I get rid of roaches?

Clean To Prevent, Use Roach Baits To Help Control

Although it’s tricky to completely get rid of roaches, a combination of cleaning, home repairs, on-the-spot treatment, and products can certainly help. First, clean your home to eliminate any exposed foods that may attract roaches. Then, apply spray treatments to attack the roaches you see as well as the areas where they hide (such as cracks and crevices). Next, control the problem with roach baits to kill the roaches you don’t see. Finally, use a barrier product to create a line of defense around your home to keep roaches out.

Start With a Clean Slate

The Ultimate Roach Approach

kitchen roaches

Because roaches love to eat the same things we do, prevent them from becoming dinner guests with a thorough cleaning. Wipe up food or drink spills (especially if they’re sugary, starchy, or greasy). Clean behind the oven, fridge, and other appliances, and store food in sealed, airtight containers. Be sure to toss out old boxes and newspapers, where roaches like to hide. Also, remember to remove pet food after Fido finishes eating.

5 Tips for Baiting and Waiting
  1. For best results, use all of the roach baits in a package at one time. Be sure to read the label before use.
  2. Never spray the bait or the area around the bait with an aerosol or liquid insecticide, because then roaches won’t eat the bait. Also, never place the baits where an aerosol product has been sprayed.
  3. Replace roach baits every three months or sooner if depleted.
  4. Roach baits do not kill on contact, nor do roaches die inside the bait. Actually, the roaches eat the bait product and then some return to the nest to kill the ones in hiding. So don’t fret if you see a roach right after placing the baits!
  5. Roach baits are designed to compete with other food sources. That said, the more you can do to clean up food and drink residue, the better.