How to Kill a Cockroach on the Cheap and Not Poison Your Cat at the Same Time.





Introduction: How to Kill a Cockroach on the Cheap and Not Poison Your Cat at the Same Time.

Even though roaches will be living in dome houses made of Tupperware™ and chewing on our bones after the nuclear holocaust, doesn't mean they have a right to take over your house and your wallet.

Step 1: Find Yourself Some Dishsoap.

It doesn't have to be UltraGel Japanese dishsoap but you might get some geek points if it is.

Step 2: Find a Spray Bottle, Add Soap and Water to the Bottle.

Ratios don't matter, it is up to you.

Step 3: Find Roach and Spray Liberally With Soapy-Water-Gun-of-Doom Until Maker Is Met.

After pegging your target with soapy water, the prey will flip on its back.

Do not be fooled...this is a trick. Spray once more for good measure and get ready for the roach to run.

Step 4: Wipe Up Soapy Wet Spot With a Rag and Be Sure to Toss the Roach in a Receptacle.

This may result in the cleanest spot in your house/apartment.

Happy hunting.



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    Another way is to catch roach in jar put in some type of detergent,[eg liquid hand soap or dish washing detergent] then fill with water. the roach drowns because the soap does something to the surface tension of the water. The roach can't float to the top and run away

    Or used coffee grounds in the bottom of the jar. The roaches will crawl in and die. Interestingly, this doesn't keep more roaches from joining them! They'll fill the jar!

    Is this what they call a coffee trap? Will instant work, too? Thx for your tips.

    I'll try it later today. But this is one of the most enjoyable reads I've had in weeks.

    Hmm... I've always preferred stepping on them... Even cheaper! :)

    My gf, who has a degree in restaurant/hotel management, and works as a sous chef at a 4 star restaurant, says stepping on them only allows the eggs to stick to your shoe if the roach is female and pregnant. You then carry them back to your house or spread them around. We live in an old converted school building now artist studios. When we see a roach, we cap it with something clear. Then we slide paper or thin cardboard under the clear dome and carry it to the toilet and flush it. They can hold their breath for quite some time, but at least it's gone.

    OMG! I never considered that! Now I have to sterilize my shoes! Another little fact to consider. If you're ever offered Paper or plastic at the grocery, you might think environment and say paper... DON'T!!! Roaches love the glue used to hold those bags together. They not only feast on it, but lay their eggs in it. On the other hand, the plastic used in modern grocery bags is 100% biodegradable in a very short time it dissolves into CO2 and if burned emits only CO2.

    Plastic can't biodegrade into CO2, are you kidding me?

    Thanks for sharing DIY methods for cockroach extermination. I will surely try this method for cockroach pest control of my home and if it works, I will share it with my friends too. This method is not only easy but can also save our money, which we might spend as cockroach extermination cost on a professional.