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02 June 2012

Is your home a roach motel?

Even the cleanest houses can sometimes have cockroaches. Here's how to get rid of these crawling and unwanted home invaders without using toxic insecticides.

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Even the cleanest houses can sometimes have cockroaches. Here's how to get rid of these crawling and unwanted home invaders without using toxic insecticides.

Wipe down surfaces where you prepare food or eat after every meal or snack – clean up all food spills promptly; don't leave dirty dishes out overnight; wash pet food dishes daily, and don’t leave food out overnight; wipe down the stove top every night after cooking; clean the inside of the oven and the stove hood regularly; store non-refrigerated food in glass or plastic containers with well-fitting lids; keep rubbish and compost in closed bins; dispose of rubbish as often as possible; and vacuum and sweep regularly to remove food debris.

Read more: Killing off those cockroaches

 
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