Crawling insects are one of people’s least favorite creatures on earth and having them inside the house is not something we appreciate at all. They are hideous and nasty-looking creatures that can bite and are known to carry harmful microorganism with them that can cause serious health issues and problems. Hence, for any home owner, getting rid of cockroaches is something that will be of utmost importance in keeping their home free of any cockroach-borne diseases.
The most common suggestion on solving bug problems that you will get is to buy an insecticide spray or hire a pest control professional to clean your house for you. The former, while considered good is only a short term solution while the latter, would probably require relatively high expenses.
For those who want a long term solution to any cockroach infestation without having to spend a fortune on professional pest control, there is a very simple system that you can implement. It requires somewhat of a multi-facet approach that ensures 2 things: that cockroaches from the outside will find no more ways to get inside your house and add to the population there and the ones inside will be exterminated slowly but surely.
To prevent more from coming into your house, you will need to inspect your house for cracks and holes that outdoor bugs could use to get in. This means a tedious process of slowly scouring the walls, doors and windows of any gaps that insects may use to get in.
To control the number of cockroaches inside the house, you could use the boric acid approach which is one of the most effective tools you can use for cockroach elimination. It usually comes in powder form that you can apply to areas that cockroaches frequent. The great thing about boric acid powder is that it does not repel bugs so they do not learn ever that the thing can kill them (they are also good against other bugs like ants, house centipedes, silverfishes and other nasty crawlers).
Another way to kill them is to use baits which are usually slow-acting poisons. When they die, they are usually back at their nest which means they could give the poison to their buddies and kill them off as well. This DIY method may take time but if you do it right, you could see results that are at par with professionally done pest control.