Cockroaches are known carriers of serious diseases, such as salmonella, dysentery, gastroenteritis and other stomach-related issues.
If you see some in your house it’s a good idea to get rid of them as soon as possible!
Cockroaches are nocturnal insects. They prefer to live and feed in the dark, so a cockroach seen during the day is a possible sign of infestation.
Cockroaches tend to prefer dark, moist places to hide and breed and can be found behind refrigerators, sinks, and stoves, as well as under floor drains and inside of motors and major appliances.
Because they can flatten their bodies to fit into narrow areas, cockroaches may also be found hiding beneath rubber mats, behind wallpaper, and within wall cracks.
Cockroach feces will be visible during an infestation. Small roaches produce feces that resemble coffee grounds or black pepper, while larger roaches expel cylindrical droppings. The quantity of visible feces is oftentimes a good indicator of the level or duration of infestation.
Here’s a simple solution that can help you to eliminate cockroaches:
- Put 1 organic yolk in a bowl
- Mix in 50 grams of boric acid powder*
- Mix them well until a thick paste is formed
- Using your hands form small balls
- Let them sit for one hour
- Place them all over your house in visible places and in the corners (kitchen cabinets, closets, bathroom kitchen, shelves, etc.)
*You can substitute boric acid powder with 3% solution of this acid from your local pharmacy and combine it with a little bit of flour and 100 ml. of a raw yolk.
Remember that the balls are completely safe for you and you do not have to worry about your pets and family. People use boric acid for disinfection, and it is not toxic.