If you don’t want to use chemical inside your house or business to control this creepy pest. you can use these option
SANITATION FOR COCKROACH CONTROL
For the life of any creature it needs two important things, food and water. If the sanitation conditions are good and no food source is available to cockroach its gone be easy to control them. Sanitation alone is not the control for cockroaches, but it will help to reduce the population of cockroaches. For the life of Cockroach water is most important factor . In urban areas water is available in Kitchen and washroom , that’s why their population is mostly noticed in these areas.
EXCLUSION FOR COCKROACH CONTROL
This step is important part in case of the Cockroaches invading the house or building from outside like smoky brown cockroaches. The inside treatment would have little effect as more and more cockroaches will move inside from outside . Exclusion could be achieved by weather proofing the door and windows, caulking cracks and crevices, sealing plumbing, trimming trees and shrubs close to the house and windows and attic vents.
VACUUMING FOR COCKROACH CONTROL
Cockroaches can be removed with he help of vacuum. This will help to remove those Cockroaches which are even resistant to chemicals.The major population of cockroaches would be knocked down.while vacuuming dust mask should be used as vacuuming will breakdown the body parts of cockroach and may be inhaled and could cause asthma.
The glue traps are helpful to control the cockroaches in reducing the population , find out the type of cockroaches ,this will help to figure ut what kind of treatment should be started ,as German cockroach treatment is different from smoky brown cockroaches.
NESTING SITE MODIFICATION (HARBORAGE AREA)
Most of the nesting sites of Cockroaches includes sewers,basement and crawlspace ,around pipes and behind the fridge and dishwasher area.Paper and cardboard are the excellent nesting sites. out side wood piles excessive mulch and thick vegetation are good harborage sites.all these area should be inspected and modified.