The last thing you want to see in the kitchen is cockroaches expanding their family, or thinking it as an amusement park. You will find the highest roaches in the kitchen and it will be a headache as well as risk to your health. They are the creatures found in residential areas the most, and the place where it can survive.
To survive cockroaches just need shelter, food, and water. It can be your kitchen platform, fridge, or kitchen cabinets. This is the place where they get everything along with safety. By safety, we mean it is nearly impossible to hunt them down unless you know its existence.
Many cookhouse owners are searching the answer for how to get rid of cockroaches in kitchen cabinets. Well, is it an easy process or not, that really depends on the amount of the roaches roaming in your cook area.
There are chances you might have already recognized the existence of the roaches, but if not there are several methods. One is buying a cockroach trap, it will help you. Keep it in every corner of the room and day after day check it, if you find even one of it, there are going to be many. (They breed faster than you think!)
Another option is simple and kind of instant, walking in the kitchen in the middle of the night and switching on the light, you will see roaches running here and there, in the edges and cupboards. Why is it so? They seek food at night and hide in the darker spots.
Once you have recognized their evil presence, it’s better to get rid of them ASAP! How will you get them out of the cabinets? Leave that on us! We will tell you the methods.
Read the entire blog, and we promise you, in the end, you will be ready with various options and methods in your mind to get rid of roaches and also how you can keep roaches out of cabinets.
Get rid of cockroaches in kitchen cabinets with these methods:
Cockroaches are unwanted guests that will never go on their own. You will have to take some not-so-harsh or the harsh steps, in order to protect your family. You will find this nuisance household pest mostly in the bathroom, kitchen, and near the gutter areas.
You might not be knowing but roaches are an essential part of the ecological role, this also counts on transferring the harmful microbes to our food, which indirectly harms human health.
Some people are even allergic to their feces and eggs, which led to the asthma problem, sometimes gastronomical issues, and food poisoning too. So if you think this small insect can’t harm the 5ft tall human being, then you are totally wrong.
So let’s see how you can get rid of this small household pests:
Organize and Sanitize Kitchen Cabinets
The first step should be organizing and sanitizing the kitchen cabinets. For them, the darker and less contracted areas are the safest place to live. The dark kitchen cabinet rooms are perfect for the cockroaches to live be it due to its temperature or availability of food to survive.
Make sure you clean the shelves perfectly, without leaving behind even a tiny food particle. Let them starve for the food (we know it’s cruel, but it’s necessary). Repeat the organizing and sanitizing process once in a month (at least).
Fix Leakages and Cracks (if any)
You will find the highest cockroaches in the cabinet under the sink and in darker areas (as said above). While cleaning and organizing the cabinets, make sure you fix the leakages and cracks if there are any. These are the infestation points of insects.
Fill the cracks using a caulking gun. Why should you do this? To prevent infestation and stop the supply of food and water.
FYI: Cockroaches can live up to 7 days without food and water (maximum).
Apart from these, make sure you keep the floor and platform clean of the area. Store food in the air-tight container and cover the leftover food with lids. Don’t let them have a single bite too.
Chemical Sprays and Pesticides
Some kitchen users believe in straightway killing the cockroaches, hence they use chemical sprays and pesticides. If nothing of the above works you can go with the chemical sprays and pesticides, which will kill them.
However, while getting it, make sure it isn’t harmful to pets and children. Keep the children and pets away from the sprays and pesticides, they are harmful to their health as well. Spray the chemical in every corner of the cabinet, to kill the presence of cockroaches.
The most common component used to kill the cockroaches is boric acid. It is also considered as the most effective one. Sprinkle the boric acid, where you have seen the roaches and within some time you will be able to see the difference.
Call an Exterminator
This one is the last option if nothing of the above works you will have to call an exterminator. Cockroaches take very less time to reproduce, within a month there will be more than 50 roaches roaming around the kitchen and contaminating your food.
The process will take up your time and money but will provide you with an instant and permanent solution. Exterminators will kill all the cockroaches and other insects harmful to the kitchen.
You can also use the liquid they use to sanitize the cabinet, so get rid of roaches for eternity. Or use IGR (insect growth regulator), which will disturb the life-cycle of the eggs and reduce their development. This will result in the birth control of the roaches.
Last but not least,
How to Keep Roaches Out of Cabinets?
Once you get rid of cockroaches, here are few easy to follow methods to keep those irritative insects out of your kitchen cabinet as well as the house.
Maintain Decluttered Kitchen
This is the most important one, you will have to maintain the cooking area like a pro, be it arranging shelves or covering the unused food. The organized and sanitized kitchen will keep the nuisance household pests away.
Gather the bay leaves, crush them, and spread them in the corner of the cabinets and the room. It acts as a natural repellent for cockroaches. Though it doesn’t kill them, the smell of bay leaves stops them from entering. (these creatures hate the smell of bay leaves).
It is said powdered sugar helps in keeping the cockroaches away from the cabinets. All you have to do is, place powdered sugar in a small bowl and keep it on the shelves.
Another option is eggshell. Empty the eggshells and place them in the kitchen cabinets, it will stop them from entering the shelves. Why? Eggshell is a natural pest repellent. Let eggshells dry and then make the powder of it and sprinkle it over the edges.
A Bowl of Red Wine
Red wine also distracts the roaches. When you need to protect your food from spoiling by those weird creatures, keep a bowl of red wine near the kitchen platform, and they won’t even pass near the food.
Tell Kitchen, “Live your Life Healthy and Roaches Free”:
As promised, we have provided you with all the possible solutions to get rid of cockroaches. Get your weapons and start the mission. Once you get rid of them, take proper precautionary measures, so that it doesn’t come back. Along with your house, keep the backyard clean and free from waste and garbage.
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