Pest Control

Want to Get Rid of Cockroaches for Good? Here’s What You Need

Cockroach: The name alone will make your skin crawl. Unfortunately, they are common pests and can be difficult to get rid of. If you have cockroaches in your house or apartment, for example: in the kitchen cupboard, attic, or  bathroom, it is important to get rid of them quickly. 

Here at My Pest Control Kuala Lumpur, from city center to suburbs, we help homeowners in Kuala Lumpur get rid of pests. Our team provides professional cockroach pest control services in Kuala Lumpur to help you regain your space and bring your life back to normal. This post will show you the best and fastest way to get rid of cockroaches permanently and all the ways you need to know about the various options. Want to get rid of cockroaches for good? Here’s what you need.

Want to Get Rid of Cockroaches for Good? Here’s What You Need

Cockroach Pest Control Home Remedies

If you want to get rid of cockroaches without the use of chemicals such as cockroach bombs and sprays, you’re in luck. There are several effective home remedies available to fight these pests, many of which are harmless to children and pets.

Here is what we recommend: 

  1. Diatomaceous Earth: Diatomaceous earth, DE for short, is an excellent natural pesticide. The DE particles are composed of powdered petrified algae that are sharp and dehydrated. When cockroaches come into contact with DE, the exoskeleton is damaged and dehydrated, resulting in death. Buy food grade DE and apply a thin coating to the surface where you notice cockroach activity. 

Pros: Effective, affordable, safe for kids and pets

Disadvantages: Troublesome and needs to be reapplied. You need to find and dispose of dead cockroaches after each DE treatment 

  1. Baking Soda: Baking soda is one of the fastest and easiest ways to get rid of cockroaches-and you probably already have it in your pantry. To make DIY cockroach food, dice a handful of onions and sprinkle them with baking soda. Put this appetizer in a shallow bowl wherever you notice cockroach activity. When the roach runs out of baking soda, gas is generated in the roach’s stomach and the roach bursts. 

Pros: Effective, non-toxic and affordable 

Disadvantages: Pets may consume the mixture of onions (onions are toxic to dogs) and nasty and dead cockroaches need to be found and disposed of.

Want to Get Rid of Cockroaches for Good? Here’s What You Need
  1. Boric Acid: Boric acid is a naturally occurring compound. It is a mixture of water and boron and is found in fruits and plants. It is safe for humans and pets, but deadly for cockroaches. When cockroaches come into contact with boric acid, they get attached to the legs and wings. When they ingest the powder, it acts on the roach’s nervous system and digestive system, killing them quickly. To get rid of cockroaches with boric acid, sprinkle some or dust on a paper plate. Place an orange peel or a spoonful of peanut butter in the center of the plate where you notice cockroach activity. 

Pros: Effective, affordable, natural, non-toxic and simple 

Disadvantages: Can be messy, requires multiple uses or treatments, may not be ideal for families with pets or toddlers and dead cockroaches need to be found and disposed of

  1. Borax: Borax is an easily available laundry detergent that is ideal for killing cockroaches. For best results, combine equal amounts of borax and white  sugar. Dust the mixture on any place you`ve seen roach activity. When the roaches consume the borax, it will dehydrate them and kill them rapidly. 

Pros: Effective, affordable, kills both adult and baby roaches 

Cons: Can be messy, requires reapplication and requires you to track down and remove dead roach bodies 

  1. Citrus: Citrus is a tasty treat for humans, but it’s a repellent to cockroaches. The smell of lemons, specifically, deters roaches. Add a few drops of lemon oil to the water you use to mop your floors. The scent won’t be detectable to people, but it will send roaches packing. 

Pros: Effective, affordable, ideal for homes with kids and pets 

Cons: Does not kill roaches – only deters them 

  1. Essential Oils: Essential oils are a great natural roach repellant. For best results, purchase peppermint or lemongrass essential oil and mix it with a bit of water. Spray the mixture where you see cockroach activity. 

Pros: Effective, affordable, safe for kids and pets and non-toxic 

Disadvantages: Doesn’t kill cockroaches 

How Do Exterminators Get Rid of Cockroaches?

Want to Get Rid of Cockroaches for Good? Here’s What You Need

Cockroach exterminators in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia– What can you expect when hiring a professional exterminator to get rid of cockroaches? Here’s what My Pest Control KL pest management team does: 

Step 1:  Inspection

Our cockroach control specialists will come to your home and investigate the invasion. We look for places where cockroaches can invade your home and sources of moisture and food that can attract cockroaches. Also, identify the type of cockroach you are dealing with and create a  cockroach management plan. 

Step 2:  First Treatment

My Pest Control KL team then creates a treatment plan for your home based on the information gathered during our first visit. Cockroaches can be difficult to eradicate, so it is done through a two-step process. Depending on the severity of the infection, pretreatment may include feeding, monitoring, capturing, spraying, cleaning, disinfection services and providing  insect growth regulators. In this step, we will place a cockroach monitor to measure activity. 

Step 3: Follow-Up Visit

After the initial treatment, we check the monitor and give additional treatment as needed. As a result, we can end cockroach invasions as soon as possible. 

Are Cockroaches Taking Your Home Area in and Around Kuala Lumpur? 

We are here to help! Our team at My Pest Control Kuala Lumpur will help you get rid of cockroaches forever. We provide world-class and best pest control services in KL to residential and commercial customers residing in the city center and suburbs. Don’t be confused with cockroaches anymore- call My Pest Control KL team if you want to get rid of cockroaches for good.