How do you find a cockroach nest?

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asked Dec 12, 2021 in Other-Home/Garden by Nopcbshere (750 points)
How do you find a cockroach nest?

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answered Dec 12, 2021 by y78se09 (7,330 points)
To find a cockroach nest look behind things in your home such as behind refrigerators, in kitchen cabinets, crawl spaces, in corners and other compact places.

The common telltale signs of a cockroach nest include mounds of cast skins, egg cases, dark spots or smears and live or dead cockroaches.

Egg cases of cockroaches can even be found on the underside of your furniture.

The cleaner that cockroaches hate the most is bleach as well as Lysol cleaner.

The smell of the Lysol and Bleach will repel and keep cockroaches away and also keep your home clean and disinfected with prevents roaches in your home.

For roach deterrents, cockroaches dislike the smell of cinnamon, bay leaves, garlic, peppermint, and coffee grounds.

If you want a strong-smelling disinfectant, choose vinegar or bleach.

The best scent-based deterrents are essential oils, such as eucalyptus or tea tree oil.

Roaches are attracted to urine as they like the smell and also the fact that urine contains water which the roaches are also attracted too.

Cockroaches are attracted to anything that they can feed on.

Urine has a strong, pungent smell, and about 91 to 96 percent is water, which can attract cockroaches and other pests.

They can attract germs through urine and later contaminate your food.

Vinegar can attract roaches but the vinegar does not actually kill the roaches or repel the roaches.

Using vinegar can keep your home clean though to prevent roaches.

The color of light that roaches hate the most is red light.

Although roaches hate other light colors which include yellow light, green light, blue light and sometimes white light.

To lure or get a cockroach out of hiding and catch then take some sticky traps and place some food onto the sticky traps.

The cockroaches will then come out of hiding and walk onto the sticky trap and get stuck.

Give the roach what it wants – food and moisture.

Put some roach bait on the food or place the food on a sticky cockroach paper.

Spread a mixture of minced onion and boric dust.

Spread a mixture of sugar and borax.

Cockroaches can and do sometimes crawl on you at night and may even crawl in your ear.

Also cockroaches like to go around during the night, which coincidentally is when people sleep.

So by virtue of just lying there motionless, we become likely victims.

Cockroaches also like small, warm, humid places.

The problem is that once the roach crawls inside the ear, it's likely to get stuck.

Cockroaches do die in freezing temperatures.

Cockroaches can only survive temperatures above 15 F degrees before they die after being exposed to the 15 F or 0 F degrees for a prolonged period of time.

If you've tried other methods and still have a roach infestation then moving somewhere else for the entire winter and shutting the heat off to the home can kill the roaches.

If you have a house that has cockroaches in it you can shut the heat off and also the water and then allow the house to remain at freezing temperatures for a few months.

It takes prolonged cold temperatures to kill the cockroaches but it can work.

I once did this to a house I had rented out.

The house got cockroaches and the renters moved out.

I decided to leave the house cold during the sub freezing temperatures we had for a few months and during those few months all the cockroaches died.

You can also spray cockroaches with bleach or ammonia which will also kill cockroaches.

Or use some Raid Roach Spray which also kills the roaches.

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