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How To Deal With Cockroaches

Watch more Insects, Rodents, & Other Pesky Creatures videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Get rid of roaches fast, and permanently, with the tips in this Howcast video. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Keep them out First, make sure you're doing all you can to keep roaches out. Seal all cracks and crevices, repair loose wallpaper and plaster, and make sure all of your exterior doors have door sweeps. Fix any leaks and keep your drains clean and clear. Step 2: Clean house Thoroughly clean all surfaces, including floors. Vacuum floors, baseboards, furniture, cabinets, and moldings thoroughly and frequently. Step 3: Keep containers closed Store all food in airtight containers, and keep all trashcans tightly closed. Thoroughly rinse all of your recyclables and remove them every so often. Step 4: Check and chuck cardboard Watch for cockroaches hitchhiking their way in on a cardboard box or other container. Remove all corrugated cardboard from your home. Tip Cockroaches can fit into a space the size of a quarter, so check carefully. Step 5: Eliminate clutter Eliminate any clutter in your home. Cockroaches don't just feed on human food. Some can feed on wallpaper paste, glue, toothpaste, soap, and leather. Step 6: Set traps Set bait traps near cockroach hiding places, like underneath furniture, under sinks, and behind items hanging on the wall. Tip Dust places that are out of sight with a very thin layer of boric acid, a cockroach poison. Step 7: Consult a pro If you still have roaches, consult a pest control professional. It might take a while, but if you're persistent you can be free of them! Did You Know? Cockroaches can live for a week without their heads!
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