Let’s be honest, cockroaches are the last thing you want in your place. Sadly, just as in all big cities, it could happen to you in Paris. No need to panic! Here’s how to get rid of these pests!
Find the nest
When you see a cockroach in your apartment, know that there could be more hidden. Cockroaches reproduce at an astonishing rate, a couple can produce 100 000 cockroaches in their lifetime, and each one lives up to 6 months.
Learn the favoured hiding spots of cockroaches. They like warm, humid areas, and the nooks in your bathroom and kitchen are the perfect crannies for a nest. Look around for egg sacks and shed skins to find the nest if you have one.
Steps to follow to get rid of them
Resist the temptation to squish any cockroaches you come across. If you’re unlucky enough as to find a female you risk releasing the eggs and encouraging the cockroach population. It’s better to use the techniques above to rid yourself of the bugs..
How to avoid a re-infestation
Once you have got rid of these pests, to ensure they don’t come back you need to put in place some precautions. Start by cleaning everywhere, especially under your sinks, and dispose of any potential food source. Varnish all wooden furniture to seal the wood, and clean them regularly. The most important precaution is to plug any holes which could act as an entry point into your property, no matter how small.