Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Arts & Exhibits

How to get rid of roaches

See also

In large cities, there are usually thousands of apartment homes. Because of the multiple residential units apartment buildings hold, roaches tend to invade residents. Even though some people have better clean habits than others, in many major cities, apartment buildings that house hundreds of families usually have a roach problem. Not only are they disgusting pests, but they also can inflame your children's allergies and asthma. Further to mention roaches can literally live off anything: soap, glue, wallpaper, grease, and even your shed hair and skin! When it comes down to it, these pesky scavengers are insects that nobody wants dwelling in their home.

There are many ways for apartment residents to solve their cockroach problems. Some choices better than others, which is why it's a must to be very selective with this process. Most would think that Aerosol Foggers are the obvious choice, but it can cause problems with the environment. Eco- friendly consumers may opt out of buying these pollutants because these harmful gases can cause serious health problems if inhaled by pets, plants, or humans and can also ruin furniture. The only way these Aerosol Foggers could truly be safe is if you consult all the neighbors surrounding your apartment making sure their apartments will also be vacant when you set off the bombs.

Some better choices on how to get rid of roaches is calling a professional pest control company, like Orkin, or even notifying your apartment building's maintenance man. But be sure to ask questions in detail about the products they use to be sure that they aren't harmful for your family or furniture. This may be a little costly but is the quickest way to get the job done.

Many people think they can do it on they're own, which is least recommended, but can still work if done correctly. there are many DIY ways to kill cockroaches like sprays, traps, and mixtures like boric acid, salt, and sugar(to lure them in). Don't forget personal hygiene is a big mater in the cause and prevention of getting rid of the roaches! You can't do anything about your dirty neighbors, but keeping surfaces wiped down and sweeping daily sure will help. Remember, cockroaches thrive with clutter and dirt

You should be especially concerned about roaches in your home, if you’re a mom. Cockroaches spread bacteria making an environment unhealthy for children. Many parenting websites, like Mommy Edition have a plethora of articles that explain in detail a number of different ways to get rid of your roach problem, once and for all:


Today's top buzz...

  • Jack White
    Reddit users have fun photoshopping an angry Jack White at a Cubs game
    Music Buzz
  • Kliff Kingsbury
    Kliff Kingsbury reads a series of flattering tweets praising his good looks
    Today's Buzz
  • Jamaal Charles
    Kansas City Chiefs make Jamaal Charles the second highest paid running back in NFL
    NFL Buzz
  • Slash
    Slash and The Conspirators crush it at Hard Rock, AP Awards
    20 Photos
  • Monks of Mellonwah
    Exclusive interview: Monks of Mellonwah talk music, touring and more
    9 Photos
  • Nikki Bella
    How will fans react if the WWE decides to turn Nikki Bella into a heel?
    5 Photos

Related Videos:

  • September 11 memorial
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518233910" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Sea Vancouver in a beautiful new light
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Diagon Alley 1
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>