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Get Rid of Cockroaches

Get Rid of Cockroaches
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Cockroaches eat bookbinding, paper, and starched clothing. They also contaminate food and — quite frankly — are just plain gross. Follow these instructions to get rid of cockroaches.

  1. Sprinkle boric acid powder under appliances, behind the refrigerator, under counters and in any other places that are out of the reach of children and pets. The cockroaches will step in it then ingest it when they groom themselves.
  2. A common passageway for cockroaches is through the plumbing underneath the kitchen sink. Plug these tightly with rags to get rid of cockroaches.
  3. Roaches love the area under the refrigerator—especially the drip pan. Any area that is warm and dark or that is the least bit damp will be a home for them. Vacuum up all dirt and dust from around these areas and wash out the drip pan often.

Another way to get rid of cockroaches is to make a trap with a glass jar that’s about 4″ high. Put some bacon grease and a small chunk of banana in the bottom of the jar. Smear a band of petroleum jelly about ¾” wide around the inside of the jar, about ½” from the top. Stand the jar in and area where roaches are a problem. The bugs can crawl in but won’t be able to get out.

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