Comment contrer une invasion
de cafards à la maison ? Le guide 101
Do you live in the regions of Saint-Felix-de-Valoix, Saint-Côme or anywhere else in the province of Quebec? If you are experiencing problems related to the infestation of cockroaches at home, you fall well.
Cockroaches as well as moths and bedbugs are a real scourge. With disastrous health consequences, the elimination of these pests by any means is an imperative. If you lack experience, you can rely on these various tips to overcome it.
How to detect the presence of cockroaches at home?
To fight against an enemy that makes your daily life difficult, it is essential to be able to effectively detect its presence. Fortunately, you won’t have much trouble identifying cockroach nests scattered all over your home.
With the techniques worthy of a professional,you can easily overcome the harmful insects that are cockroaches. However, it will be necessary to be clever, because cockroachesknow very well how to hide when necessary.
Start by inspecting the corners of your different rooms. If you encounter egg pockets or leftover cocoons, then you are in front of an obvious clue to the presence of cockroaches in your new home. These critters lay in various places many pockets that are used to hibernate their eggs.
Another sign suggestive of the presence of cockroaches is the presence of dead skin due to molting. If the quantity is large, you are probably dealing with an entire colony.
Third clue: the excrement discovered here and there. Similar to leftover ground coffee, they are usually found along walls and surfaces like closets and other storage. Even if you don’t see them the first time, you’ll likely smell that foul smell caused by the smelly substance being diffused.
Hantavirus, definition and mode of transmission
Hantavirus is a severe lung syndrome caused by a virus. It is secreted in the urine, feces and saliva of infected animals. Most often these are rodents. When humans come into direct or indirect contact with these secretions, the virus is transmitted to them. Ditto when they are bitten by infected rodents.
However, the virus is not transmitted from human to human, only from animal to human. This type of disease is called zoonoses because they can only be transmitted to humans through an animal. It has been found that domestic animals (apart from the domestic rat) and livestock cannot contract hantavirus so there is every reason to believe that only rodents can carry it.
Symptoms of hantavirus
Being a lung disease, one of the characteristic symptoms of hantavirus is difficulty breathing. At the beginning of the disease, the infected person begins to feel fever, chills, headache and muscle pain.
It is about two weeks after the appearance of the first symptoms that they are usually accompanied by a feeling of shortness of breath. Nevertheless, this last manifestation of the disease can be observed after two days as after six weeks; it depends on the organism of the individual.
Hantavirus can also lead to kidney disease or infection. And although they are rare and very few people are prone to them, there is currently no treatment to combat these ailments. It is therefore better to be careful not to contract them.
What health risks do you incur?
Pheromones that serve as a means of communication for cockroaches present a danger at home. If cockroaches indeed love foods and are attracted by flavors, it is logical that they will deposit foreign bodies in them. As a result, your food will become infected and — as you might expect — this is a real risk of contracting certain diseases.
Soiling of worktops, dishes and traces of saliva can cause severe allergies, in addition to eczema and asthma. But the danger doesn’t stop there. Permanent cohabitation with these harmful insects also puts you at risk of diseases such as salmonellosis, dysentery, typhoid fever and many other ailments.
To the fungal infections is also added the psychological effect related to their presence. If you have small children in your home,they may be plunged into a state of perpetual stress due to the fear of insects like cockroaches and cockroaches.
Fortunately, this situation, although undesirable, is not insoluble. Better, if you do not use the services of an exterminator, you can resort to some natural tricks.
What simple tricks to favor to get rid of it?
Very inexpensive, natural tricks are easy to apply and allow to eliminate cockroaches effectively.
Who would have thought that a “land” would show such performance in terms of eliminating cockroaches? Concretely, diatomaceous earth is a siliceous sedimentary rock reduced to powder.
Very powerful and as effective as a disinfector from cockroaches, it causes serious damage in the digestive tract of these insects. These lesions that can also affect their shell weakening them greatly, to the point of leading them to an inevitable death.
This mild abrasive can be obtained easily in the trade. For a satisfactory result, simply mix your diatomaceous earth with a little sugar. Then make a few piles of 10 to 15 cm in the places that you have identified as infested with cockroaches. You will only have to wait some time to see the result.
Bicarbonate and sugar
This combination with devastating effects will soon decimate the colonies of cockroaches or cockroachesthat lead you the hard life. Here, all you have to do is mix a glass of sodium bicarbonate with a glass of powdered sugar. Make small parts of it that you will arrange along the walls, but especially favor wet areas where the chances are higher to find cockroaches. Attracted by sugar, they will soon rush on this deadly trap. Sodium bicarbonate will cause total dehydration and then death. Their last meal will sound your first day of peace!