sugaeroachesCockroaches are one of the most detested crawling insects in the home.  They can quickly breed and within a short time your home suffers serious infestation.  In case this happens, you get exposed to a number of challenges. One of them is the risk of diseases. Home is supposed to offer comfort and safety but never sorrow and pain. Cockroaches like dirty places and they can find such around the home in drainage pipes, dustbins and other places around the home and the neighborhood.  After feeding on whatever they gather from these places, they come back to the house and may most likely come in contact with things on the kitchen. Cockroaches like being in the kitchen because they are likely to fin leftover food and other edibles lying on the tables and floor.

On contact with kitchen items, cockroaches spread the germs and any other disease carrying organism they might have come across. Remember, they use the same feet they step on your kitchen to step on dirt and garbage. This contamination can sometimes not be noticed for the purpose of cleaning because roaches move around in the night and it may be difficult to trace their steps.  When many people wake up in the morning, they are fully occupied with the business of the day to even take time to give a fresh clean to the utensils they use for breakfast. They end up ingesting the disease causing organisms and thereby become ill.

The most advisable method to completely exterminate cockroaches from your home is to know how to do it. There are many chemicals and substances that are available in the market for this but they may not always be available to you. Some of them are not as effective as you may like but we use them for lack of a better thing.  Cockroaches are difficult to exterminate especially if you are not an expert in that field but you can continually fight them using a homemade pesticide.  One of the most effective and easy to make cockroach exterminator is the roach balls. They are made of readily available materials and can last for a very long time.  Here is how you can make them at home.

The ingredients needed to make roach balls are available in the stores or pharmacies. They include white  or brown wheat flour, boric acid, brown sugar, water and bacon grease. You need to get all these in place and find a place away from your usual living areas of kitchen and lounge to be able to prepare the roach balls safely. Remember, boric acid is not fit for human consumption and so you should make sure you don’t use the things that are used in your kitchen.

Mix 1/3 cup of boric acid with one cup of flour and add some minced onions. To this mixture, add a teaspoon of brown sugar and water. Stir to make dough like the one you would make for any other cookies.

Now you have your dough; spread your foil paper on a flat surface, slightly flatten your dough on one side of the foil paper. Don’t press is too much because your next step is to cut small pieces using the bottle cap.  This will leave you with small tin cups of dough which is your cockroach exterminator. Roll the dough into small balls and put in your tin cups or on foil paper cuttings. Place the balls on in places where cockroaches normally hide and in the kitchen and wherever you normally see the roaches.  The balls can last for up to six months.

These moth balls are attractive to cockroaches and can be used for up to six months after preparation. If any cockroach eats them, it dies after s a short time.  The only caution is to ensure the balls don’t come into contact with food items or utensils.