Rid your home of pests now
FOR those unable to afford to pay for pest control, Ian van Wyngaard of Verminator has a few DIY methods that can rid a home of cockroaches.
Bait: Mix one tablespoon of water, one tablespoon of boric powder (Borax) and one table spoon of sugar. Form a paste, roll paste into tiny balls about the size of a matchstick head and place where roaches have been seen as well as moist dark areas, such as under the kitchen sink. The roaches eats the paste, and it dehydratesthem, which eventually causes them to die. They carry the paste back to the nest, which will affect the whole colony.
Sewer spray: Mix citronella oil with water in a 10-to-1 ratio and pour into a hand sprayer. Spray the inner walls of your sewer access and drains.
Housekeeping: Vacuum behind kitchen appliances regularly, never leave spills or food crumbs, seal food, seal cracks and try to keep the home cool.