Roaches are a common pest in homes. They can crawl into and infest your appliances, such as the dishwasher or refrigerator. It can be difficult to get rid of these pests, but luckily there are many different ways you can get rid of them. This article describes the most effective methods to get rid of cockroaches that may have invaded your kitchen appliances!
1. Remove all food sources
The first thing you should do is remove anything that might attract cockroaches, such as uncooked rice and cereal. The reason for this is that these are foods that they eat but cannot digest, so they will keep coming back if there is a steady supply of them.
2. Find the entry way of the roaches
If you have a female cockroach, she is probably pregnant with eggs at this point and will lay them within about two weeks. Find out where these eggs might be hiding by looking for droppings near kitchen surfaces or in cracks between pieces. Once you find this droppings, follow it to the source.
3. Seal off the entry way
Cockroaches need a way in, so make sure you seal any cracks or entrances to your home and appliances. Use sealant, putty, and caulk to close any gaps around pipes and doors or any cracks. This will stop the roaches from getting in.
4. Clean Out The Appliance
Once everything is sealed up tight, take care of cleaning out the inside of the units. Make sure to remove all crumbs and wipe down the surfaces with a mild soap. The most effective soap is a mixture of dish soap and warm water.
5. Use Roach Dust
If they keep coming back you will have to use something more serious like a roach dust. You can find roach dust on any website and get it shipped to you. It is dangerous and all label instructions should be followed if you are going to use this.
You can get rid of roaches in your appliances if you take a systematic approach. The first step is to remove all food sources, and the second step is to locate their entry points. Next, seal these areas with glue or sealant, and then thoroughly vacuum up any remaining debris that might attract roaches back into your appliance. It may take some time before you see results. If, after doing everything we have mentioned above, you are still seeing signs of an ongoing problem, give us a call.