How to Get Rid of Roaches

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There are many different types of roaches, but the best way to get rid of most of them is to get rid of the food source and to perform a perimeter spray with a safe pesticide. Find out how to treat the places where roaches lay their eggs with help from a... View Video Transcript

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Michael Piacenza

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Hi, I am often times asked how do I get rid of roaches? Well I'm going to try to answer that question for you in just a few moments. I'm Michael Piacenza with Advantage Pest Control. Well there are literally dozens and dozens of different types of roaches around the world and around this country. But there's really only just a handful of them that are a problem. There's the notorious German roaches, those are the little small ones that duplicate themselves it seems like wildfire. Then you have the big gigantic scary ones, the American roaches which are incorrectly called palmetto bugs by a lot of people. Then you have a couple other, the smoky brown, the Asian, so anyways they all fit into the same category and they can be taken care of pretty much in the same way. Best thing to do with any kind of a roach problem is get rid of the food source. Clean up. They will eat anything. The American roaches live underneath the mulch and would just eat decaying wood. So they'll eat just about anything. So you want to cleanup. Then the next thing you want to do is do a perimeter spray with a good safe pesticide. I like to use the biopesticides from EcoSMART. Then dust, dust is absolutely the best thing for roaches. You want to get into the cracks and crevices where they live, where they breed, where their eggs are hatching out, get in there with some really good dust. Now the dust that you use, I like to use biopesticides, boric acid works really well. What happens is they get the dust on them and roaches as dirty little critters that they are, they're constantly cleaning themselves and when they clean themselves they ingest the pesticide. When they ingest a borate, it screws up the digestive system, their digestive enzymes don't work and they starve to death. The biopesticides affect their neurotransmitters, the essential oils in there plug up their breathing tubes, they don't have lungs, they have breathing tubes. So if approach it from that type of an attack where you're coming in with a multitude of different types of pesticides, cleaning up the food source, you'll get it under control. I hope this has been helpful, I'm Michael Piacenza, have a good day.