When you turn on the light in the kitchen at night, you find black things running around. Congratulations, cockroaches are in love with you. In the following days, whether you agree or not, it will eat and live with you. Of course, in order not to disturb you as much as possible, they will come out to eat, entertain, and play after dark at night, and of course they will gently climb onto your bed and kiss your forehead when you fall asleep!
When cockroaches take up residence and nest in your home, it is because they have found an environment they like. But do they really build cockroach nest at home? What does a cockroach nest look like? And how to kill a cockroach nest?
A biologist once made a conclusion based on the ecological habits of cockroaches: if a global nuclear war occurs on the earth one day, all living things in the affected zone, including humans and even fish, will disappear, and only cockroaches will continue their life.
Cockroaches have a special body structure, which can squash a 12mm high body to 4mm, and they can adapt even between the wallpaper and the wall. Their intestines produce a pheromone, which is excreted through feces to attract other cockroaches to live together, and they can crowd together in a very narrow space. Around the cockroach nest, you can find the cockroach's incubation sheath and feces, and there is a smell.
Cockroaches generally like dark and humid places, and there are abundant food sources around them. If it is not a last resort, their range of activities will generally not exceed 5 meters from the water source. Moreover, they are nocturnal, day and night, and it is very rare to appear under everyone's eyes.
There are many places to hide these cockroach nest in the bathroom, lockers, plumbing, behind bathtubs and sinks, behind tiles, etc. The bathroom is a better place to hide because it provides ample sources of water and food (toilet paper, soap residue, hair), and it stays in a dark and damp state most of the time. Cockroaches can use the sewer to move around and even visit your neighbors.
Cabinet: Check for signs of cockroach nest in the cabinet. They like to be in hidden areas, so please check every corner, including the packaging of foods you haven't used in a long time.
Behind the home appliances: Large kitchen appliances provide a convenient shelter. We generally do not move them at will, and we rarely clean the back of these home appliances. Refrigerators and freezers generate the heat needed by cockroaches, and behind the dishwasher, they can find the moisture they need.
In small appliances: on the other hand, even smaller kitchen appliances can provide shelter and food. This can be an unused soymilk maker, microwave oven, blender, etc.
Most of the time, I don't go to the basement, so the basement will quickly become a disaster without your knowledge. The spacious and cluttered basement provides a variety of natural dwellings, such as cracks in the walls and ceilings, holes in the floor, unused old furniture and so on.
Cockroaches gnaw newspapers, books and paper boxes. The longer the cockroach comes, the more obvious the loss.
The drain itself is not a place where cockroaches usually build nests unless they have not been used for a long time. The trash can under the sink in the bathroom or kitchen may be the cause of cockroaches staying in or around the drain pipe. There may be gaps where the drain pipe enters the wall. You can choose to open the drain cover, but this will not solve the real problem.
Cockroaches may be building nests outside your house and then come to your house to find food. Not all types of cockroaches like warm environments, and some prefer low temperatures, which helps them survive in a wider range of conditions. This means they can be hidden in garages, porches, pipes, trash cans, etc.
There are several steps to clear the cockroach's nest and make sure that the cockroach does not return to your home.
1. Find the nest: As mentioned above, you can do this by inspecting the house.
2. Destroy the nest: clean up everything: hatching sheaths, feces, cockroach skins, dead cockroaches. This step is important because the unpleasant smell you may notice is actually a pheromone that attracts other cockroaches.
3. Seal all openings: To prevent this from happening again (and returning from cockroaches to the original nest), you need to seal the cracks and cavities in the walls, floor and ceiling.
4. Repair leaking pipes: without water, cockroaches cannot survive. Therefore, no water means that fewer cockroaches will see that your house is suitable for living.
5. Putting cockroach medicine: It is generally recommended to use some glue bait medicine, which is convenient to put.
Reminder: Cockroach eggs cannot be killed directly with drugs, and the incubation time is 1-3 months. Therefore, families with few cockroaches at home usually take 1-3 months to kill cockroaches; families with more cockroaches at home need 3 months to half a year. The glue bait used during the eradication of cockroaches can generally be used for about 1 month after being put into use. However, during the entire period of the eradication of cockroaches, we need to regularly check whether the bait has been eaten by cockroaches or whether it has been weathered and hardened, and then make up the bait.