The question of how to get rid of cockroaches in an apartment has long ceased to be a serious problem: over the past half century, the chemical industry has developed quite a lot of tools that are as effective as helping to get rid of cockroaches as they are safe for people.
But scientists and technologists still argue about how to get rid of cockroaches once and for all: this task requires not only a one-time use of necessary means, but also methodical work to improve the condition of the apartment itself, the adjacent premises and their sanitary condition.
In this case, getting rid of cockroaches should be combined with a range of sanitary measures.
Effective ways to get rid of cockroaches
The most effective way to get rid of cockroaches is, if not strange, restoring complete cleanliness and order in the apartment, as well as maintaining them at the proper level.Such measures will not work immediately, but in the long term will create unbearable conditions for the life of cockroaches.
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It is verified that the cockroaches themselves and forever leave the apartments, in which conditions unfit for their lives are created. It does not require additional destruction or scaring insects with potent agents. On the contrary, the apartments are dirty and littered with cockroaches constantly populated even when the owners regularly treat them with powerful insecticides.
In order that cockroaches in the house could not exist, it is necessary:
- Ensure that there is no open food left on the premises. All leftover food leftovers should be hidden in the refrigerator or packaged in jars or heavy plastic bags, and the surfaces on which crumbs, oil, or spilled beverages can remain.
- Dry thoroughly all sinks, bath and dishes. Cockroaches need constant access to water, and in the absence of it will leave the room very quickly.
- To get rid of emerging places that can serve as cockroaches for shelters: unstuck wallpaper, cracked baseboards, cracks in the flooring, open niches behind furniture.
- Airing rooms regularly is not only helping to get rid of cockroaches in the apartment, but also support the well-being of the people living in it.
“No matter how much we poisoned cockroaches with all sorts of Raids and Dusts, they returned anyway. They talked with their neighbors in the dormitory, but they did not show much enthusiasm. But the Prussians climb from them! When they moved to the apartment, they immediately saw the Prusaks here. But the repairs were of high quality, and now I am constantly putting things in order, tidying up the products from the table in the fridge, keeping track of cleanliness. As a result, the apartment is clean and insect free. ”
And only after getting rid of cockroaches in such ways quickly did not work, should the methods of their direct destruction be applied - to accelerate the effect:
- treatment of the room with insecticides. Today it is - the best way to get rid of cockroaches, providing quick results and the possibility of use always and everywhere. Many chemicals work well against cockroaches, including the common Get, Raid, Raptor, Off and traditional Dichlorvos, Doust and Karbofos. It is only important to choose those of them that turn out to be the least dangerous for a person.
- Freezing an apartment or house.A very effective way to get rid of cockroaches: adults and larvae of all species die when the temperature drops below minus 8 ° C. Accordingly, this method is most suitable for the residents of most of Russia in the winter time: it is absolutely safe and free. It is only important to worry about the safety of the heating system and plumbing in advance.
- Use special traps. No matter how fast and imperceptible cockroaches may be, you can get rid of them with the help of well-known stickies and traps, in which they either hide, or to which they stick and can no longer escape. The advantage of this method is that it does not require the expenditure of effort and time for disinsection. But it helps to completely get rid of cockroaches only with a small number of them.
- The use of poison baits. It is also quite an effective way, but it works only with a small number of pests in the room. These baits are prepared most often with the use of boric acid.
“At the forum I read a recipe for poisonous balls from cockroaches. I had to buy boric acid in the pharmacy. I mixed it with flour and vegetable oil, made the pellets, laid it on the bedside tables, and now I only collect the corpses in the morning.Especially a lot of them under the sink - two or three every day I find ... "
Video instruction on the use of boric acid from cockroaches
It is important to remember that these methods of getting rid of cockroaches allow you to destroy insects, as they say, here and now. But none of them guarantees that in a week or a month the Prussians and their black relatives will not crawl again from their neighbors.
Therefore, to get rid of cockroaches forever, these methods should be used in conjunction with the general improvement and cleaning of the apartment.
The use of insecticides against cockroaches
Today this method is considered the most versatile and effective. Apartment owners can use it independently, and they can call special disinsection services, including the local SES.
The main advantage of insecticides is the totality of their action: they penetrate with the air or on the paws of the insects themselves wherever a person cannot get at all.
The advantage of calling the SES is the high efficiency of the processing room and the safety of disinsection for residents and pets. All processing of the premises is carried out by a special team, while using professional products that are stronger than those sold in the markets.
Before getting rid of cockroaches and Prusaks by special brigades, it is necessary to remove all inhabitants and domestic animals from the premises on the day of processing. And after processing, following the instructions of the manager of the company, to carry out a wet cleaning in the house and air all the rooms.
Disinsector services cost a little more than the insecticide itself costs. So, a complete disinsection of a two-room apartment from cockroaches in the Moscow region costs about 2500 rubles.
It is most reasonable to resort to the help of professionals when it is necessary to treat a large number of premises (for example, in the food block workshop) when there are a lot of cockroaches in the house, or when coordinated control of pests by an entire apartment building or a dormitory.
It is worthwhile to use insecticidal preparations when it is necessary to treat only a few small rooms. For example - one apartment. In this case, the features of the drug will depend on the form in which the insecticide is produced.
Spray poisons are sprayed around the areas where insects are most likely to be found — in bedside tables, under sinks, behind cabinets, around plinths, behind carpets.Before you get rid of cockroaches at home with insecticidal agents, it is advisable to move the furniture in the kitchen and in the rooms from the walls and lift the edges and corners of the linoleum, carpets and carpet paths.
Before processing it is necessary to remove all inhabitants and pets from the premises. The treatment itself should be carried out in closed clothes and preferably in gloves, glasses and a cotton-gauze bandage, with the windows and doors closed.
After the treatment, the apartment should be allowed to stand for several hours, after which it is ventilated, the dead insects are removed, and all surfaces are thoroughly wiped with a damp cloth.
Work with powder insecticides requires spilling them in places of movement and accumulation of insects. It is important to ensure that these powders are inaccessible to children and pets and are under the carpet, behind the cabinets or inside them.
A pencil (for example, the insecticidal small Masha) is treated in a similar way. The only difference is that the pencil can be applied on vertical surfaces and clearly restrict the movement of pests with its help.
The advantage of powder poisons and pencils is that they can be used without evacuating the occupants of the room and making the treatment itself invisible. But even despite the high toxicity of these drugs for cockroaches, they rather play a supporting role, especially when there are many insects in the apartment.
Sprays, however, usually work more efficiently due to the fact that they enter the respiratory tract of a pest apart from its desire.
The most effective and popular means for self-extermination of cockroaches are:
- Medilis Tsiper.
All these drugs can be bought in markets and hardware stores. Professional tools are Tetrix, Hlorpirimak, Sinuzan, Ektermin, Minal.
Powders against cockroaches are often called dusts, although earlier this term was understood only as DDT. Of the powder drugs against cockroaches the most famous:
- Fenax and Fenaxin
And the most famous pencil is Masha, famous since Soviet times. Today, in addition to it, there are Chinese crayons on the market, but they have no clear advantages over Masha.
Perhaps the most effective form of release of insecticides are gels - they allow you to get rid of cockroaches even in highly contaminated areas. And although in essence they differ little from other drugs, the method of their use and, most importantly, their effectiveness, have earned them great popularity. Because of the gels from cockroaches should be said separately.
Insecticidal gels from cockroaches
The composition of most gels from cockroaches includes bait for insects and the actual poison, which is tasteless for them.
As a bait, chocolate, honey, anise or vanilla flavors are most often used. Smells are very weak and invisible to humans. Cockroaches they attract much.
The principle of action of gels is based on the fact that a cockroach that has eaten a poisoned bait dies after 10-30 hours. This happens in a shelter, as a rule - surrounded by other cockroaches. Kindred after the death of an insect eat its chitinous shells that have the smell of the gel itself, and are poisoned too. Thus, one cockroach starts a kind of chain reaction leading to the death of many cockroaches.
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According to the manufacturers, one drop of gel the size of a grain of rice is enough to kill 500 cockroaches. It is unlikely that someone checked these figures, but the effectiveness of the gels themselves when used in everyday life is undoubted.
All gels from cockroaches are available either in syringes or in tubes. In any case, they should be applied to the surface in separate small drops, preferably close to the places where insects accumulate or the paths of their movement.
If there are too many cockroaches in the apartment, it is possible to make whole tracks near these plinths and crevices behind the furniture from these drops. Before such treatment, it is advisable to thoroughly clean the room, sweep crumbs from the table and hide the food.
The frequency and amount of the gel applied depends on the brand itself.
Consider the most popular today gels from cockroaches more ...
Available in tubes of 100 grams. Considered one of the most effective gels. Apply drops in the corners of the bedside tables, furniture in the kitchen, near the baseboards, near the radiators. It is important to apply the gel where it will not be able to get pets and children.
It is important!
Today global fakes of Global gel appear on the market, they are cheap and ineffective.It is easy to calculate them: the original gel is made in Germany and all the inscriptions on the packaging are in German. In addition, the original name of the product - Globol, with the second "o". Counterfeits are issued in packages that repeat the design of the original, but have Russian-language inscriptions and the name “Global”.
The price of the Globol gel is 200 rubles per 100 gram tube. One tube is enough to kill cockroaches in an apartment of 40 square meters. m
“A good gel really helps to get rid of cockroaches. Only if you want them to completely destroy the Prussians, buy them to the neighbors. And then they still climb through the ventilation and die already in the apartment. "
Cockroach Gel Raptor
The basis of the gel Raptor is a substance cyhalothrin, an effective poison against insects, penetrating through the walls of the digestive tract into the blood and nervous system. As attractants for insects, the gel contains flavors of apricot and vanilla.
It is used in the same way as Global, but for ease of use it has a special elongated cap on the tube. One tube of Raptor is enough to get rid of the cockroaches room area of 10 square meters. mIn this case, the gel itself should be applied with dotted lines - 2-cm strips of gel alternate with a 2-3 cm gap.
The most effective use of the gel in the double treatment of the premises with a break in a month.
It is considered today the best tool for the combination of price and quality. Available in 125-gram tubes worth 140 rubles.
When applying the Absolute-gel is applied to the surface with separate drops, which are then easily wiped with a damp cloth and do not leave marks. After processing, the peak of death of cockroaches comes after 2-3 weeks. The applied gel retains its effectiveness for 4 months.
Russian development, fundamentally no different from other poisons. The active ingredient is Chlorpyrifos, but 97% of the funds are attractants and bitterness. Cockroaches are not sensitive to the latter, but pets and children do not tolerate them. Thanks to this, even bumping into a drop of Brownie, warm-blooded inhabitants of the apartment will not eat it.
The gel is applied in separate tracks of droplets along the edge of the baseboards and near the bin, under the sink and behind the cabinets. If necessary, the gel can be applied to strips of paper and lay them under the furniture.With the highest degree of contamination of the premises, cockroaches are exterminated in it in 3-4 weeks.
“Take the Brownie. This is our product, against our cockroaches. Spread it once and forget about it. My husband and I took them to the apartment, which we rent to the tenants, there were millions of cockroaches. Two tubes were enough for the kitchen and two rooms, for two weeks, while the windows were changing and furniture was being brought in, they died out like dinosaurs. They carried them out with buckets ... ”
Additional convenience of using the gel is due to the fact that it is packaged in a special syringe, squeeze out the drug and which can be no residue.
Available in 20 ml syringes. The active ingredient is diazinon, the third largest organophosphate insecticide in the world. It acts as if it enters the intestine, and contact, and therefore the infected cockroach, penetrating into the shelter, infects relatives, even while still alive.
“Neighbors were shocked when they learned that I had no cockroaches. In my opinion, this Dohlox for some time they were even considered chemical weapons, but now they are released in a form that is safe for people.100% destroy all cockroaches. Recommend".
Assault gel paste
Sturm - a tool for professional use. It contains alpha-cypermethrin and diazinon, which makes it related to the gel Fas. These components belong to different classes, and their joint presence guarantees a very effective extermination of cockroaches: there are still no known insects that are resistant to both active substances at the same time.
It is applied on the surface in the same way as other gels. Especially often used by companies for the disinsection in the processing of food industry enterprises, commerce, hotels and boarding houses.
All cockroach gels do not contain fat or substances that can leave marks on surfaces. Therefore, to clean the room after processing, it is enough to wipe the places where the gel was applied with a damp cloth.
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All gels from cockroaches are classified as hazard class 4 substances. This means that they are low-hazard, can be used in any premises and require minimal measures to protect against poisoning.
Mechanical methods of struggle: traps, sneakers, vacuum cleaner
When deciding how to get rid of cockroaches quickly, many expect to simply find them, transfer them, assemble them with a vacuum cleaner, and repair the places of the congestion.
In general, this approach can really give some result: a part of the cockroaches will definitely be destroyed. However, the whole process will take a lot of time and effort, and individual insects will still remain in shelters inaccessible to humans.
Using different traps is more reasonable. Before you effectively get rid of cockroaches with their help, you should identify the places where insects are found most often. Traps are set at key points of their movements or clusters. They can work on two principles:
- Attracting pests to the shelter - the Prussians will simply hide in traps for a day, and to destroy them it will be enough to shake the insects gathered overnight into the toilet.
- Hitting cockroaches in traps and the inability to get out of them - according to this principle, stickies work, to which pests stick to the pests, or cans used in villages with buttered top of the inner surface.
- There are also electric cockroach trapspowered by a power outlet. Cockroaches in them die from the discharge of high voltage current.
All traps attract cockroaches with a piece of food or a sweet smell. Useful to attract pieces of biscuits or bread dipped in vegetable oil.
Disposal of cockroaches by freezing the premises
There is not much to say about how to get rid of cockroaches by freezing the room: on a frosty day, the windows in the house just open and the room cools down in a few hours. It is important that the frost was strong - a couple of degrees below zero cockroaches will not be destroyed. It is advisable to cool all the rooms to minus 10 ° C - minus 15 ° C.
Before freezing the apartment, it is important to drain the water from radiators, pipes and boilers, otherwise they may just burst. Perhaps this is the only condition that severely limits the inhabitants of northern cities in the fight against cockroaches. Residents of private houses make it all easier.
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In the fight against cockroaches, the tactics of making freezing of separate furniture — cabinets, sofas, tables in which insects are hiding will be ineffective. This method justifies itself in the destruction of bedbugs - sometimes all the bugs in the apartment are hiding in the same sofa.Cockroaches occupy a lot of places in the room, and you can get rid of them only by total freezing of the whole house. Possible local freezing, for example, in the case when you need to get rid of cockroaches in the kitchen. Here it will be enough to freeze one kitchen, closing its door and isolating it from other rooms with blankets.
There are situations when, apparently, neither boric acid, nor aerosols and even gels have any special effect on cockroaches. If you are already tired of fighting the “indestructible” insects, then it’s time to try something much more effective. - for example, a modern microencapsulated remedy for cockroaches "Get". It is odorless and safe for domestic use. In this case, the drug effectively kills cockroaches, even in cases where other means do not give effect.
The main thing when getting rid of cockroaches is always to remember that an apartment or even a private house is connected to other rooms. So, after a single stripping insects may well return from neighbors. Therefore, the most important condition for successful struggle against cockroaches is collectivity: if you get rid of pests forever, then in all rooms at the same time.And in the future - to diligently maintain cleanliness and order, so that the already cleared springboard seemed to the Prusians a desert unsuitable for life.
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