How you get rid of cockroaches

If you spot a cockroach in your home, your first instinct (after you have finished screaming) might be to stomp on them or hit them with the nearest object you can find.

But, while this might solve your immediate problem – and give you a temporary feeling of triumphant satisfaction – this may not be the end of your roach issue. The roach is likely not alone – his friends may just be better at playing Marco Polo!

To win the war with cockroaches and reclaim your home from a roach infestation, you will need to learn where they like to hide in your home and how to kill cockroaches effectively. We cover the best ways to eradicate cockroaches from your house below.

What kills cockroaches instantly?

No one wants a roach problem hanging over them (or, indeed, underfoot!). Not only are they unpleasant to both see and smell, but they can also contaminate food and surfaces and transmit bacteria such as salmonella and E.coli as they scurry around.

The most efficient way to stop cockroaches is by ensuring they do not gain entry into your home and using an effective cockroach killer if they manage to sneak in. The Mortein Instant Power Aerosol is designed to do just that. It kills cockroaches instantly, as long as you follow the package instructions.

The next time you see a roach dart across your floor, give the can a shake and direct the spray towards the pesky creature. The specially formulated spray can also be used around doorways, cracks, crevices, garbage bins, and air vents to create a strong barrier between cockroaches and your home.

However, we should note that cockroaches are social beings. They reside together in their hundreds – hiding inside walls, skirting boards, kitchen cupboards and anywhere in the house with a warm, tight space. One roach in your home likely means there are much more hiding in the shadows, so finding ways to control the cockroach population is just as important as learning how to kill lone roaches in your home.

Mortein brings you a collection of roach killers to help arm your home against these invaders. Mortein Ultra Multi Insect Killer Aerosol comes in home-friendly fragrances like Citrus Burts, Floral Burst, Lemon Scented and Odourless.