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Dont let cockroaches rule your home, Deal with Cockroaches, with the help of 1st Pest Control

Use these 4 easy steps to help you deal with cockroaches in your home

  1. Cockroach Proof your home

  • Remove food and water sources: clean up spills promptly, store food in sealed containers, and fix any leaks or sources of standing water.
  • Seal entry points: Use Caulk or weatherstripping to seal cracks and crevices where cockroaches can enter your home.
  • Keep a clean environment: Regularly clean and declutter your home, paying attention to kitchen areas, storage space, and garbage areas.
  1. Use natural repellents and deterrents

  • Peppermint oil: Mix a few drops with water and spray it where cockroaches are likely to hide. Cockroaches dislike the smell and it might deter them.
  • Catnip: Catnip contains a natural repellent called nepetalactone, which can repel cockroaches. Place small bags of dried catnip in areas where cockroach activity is observed
  • Bay Leaves: place bay leaves in cupboards, drawers, and other areas to repel cockroaches. Bay leaves should be replaced yearly
  • Boric Acid: Boric Acid is a natural substance that can be used as cockroach control. Sprinkle it where cockroaches are active, use caution when using this product around children and pets as it can be dangerous.
  1. Use Sticky Traps

  • Place sticky traps in areas where cockroaches are likely to travel. Cockroaches will get stuck to the trap, making it easier to monitor the infestation and identify problem areas
  1. Vacuum Regularly:

  • Regularly vacuum your home, paying attention to cracks, crevices and areas where cockroaches may hide. Empty the vacuum bag or canister outside your home immediately to prevent any surviving cockroaches from escaping


A comprehensive approach and persistence are key when dealing with cockroaches. Combining these methods with good sanitation practices give you the best chance of controlling your cockroach problem. Contact the experts at 1st Pest Control for a free quote and let us take control of your cockroach problem.

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