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It can be very difficult to get rid of roaches, and chemical treatments can be expensive. Make a homemade roach killer with either boric acid or baking soda as well as sugar and water.


Demon roach killer is available through Amazon, Do-it-Yourself Pest Control and ePest supply. The manufacturer supplies the product as a powder to mix with water in a garden sprayer. It provides roach control for indoor and outdoor areas.


Factors that can lead to an infestation of roaches include an untidy house, having a hot or humid house and living in an apartment. Roaches tend to thrive in areas of the United States that are hot and humid, such as Florida.


Keep roaches away by locating the nest, getting rid of paper product stashes, putting food away, keeping the area clean, eliminating watering holes, caulking cracks and crannies and putting out roach bait. Apply pesticides only as a last resort.


The most effective and legal cockroach killer as of 2105 is Harris Roach Killer Powder, according to Confirmedbest.com. The second-best rated product to eradicate roaches is Pic Orthoboric Acid Roach Killer.


Once an roach reaches adulthood, it lives about 400 days on average. A cockroach's life is divided into two other stages before adulthood: the egg stage and a variable number of nymphal instars.


Roaches live around the world but are most common in tropical and subtropical climates. Pest species are attracted to human habitations by warmth and readily available food.


Unsuspecting individuals most often carry roaches and their eggs into homes, explains HowStuffWorks. Roaches can also enter homes through drains, cracks under doors and electrical openings in walls. While people associate cockroaches with filthy living spaces, they enter even the cleanest dwellings


Cockroaches are omnivorous and can consume any kind of food source as long as it is organic. Typically a cockroach prefers to eat various types of meats, sugars and starches. Other materials that roaches can eat include paper, hair and decaying matter.


Contrary to popular belief, there are no white or albino cockroaches. The white color is actually caused by the splitting and shedding of the cockroach's cuticle, which is its exterior casing. The cockroach sheds this cuticle during molting from a nymph into an adult.