DIY Roach Treatment:
4 Best Ways to Get Roaches Out of Your Electronics
Your electronics happen to be ideal nesting places for these insects. When roaches get access to your home, your router, television, game console or any other frequently used electronic appliance becomes vulnerable to a roach infestation.
Apart from searching for food, another reason that makes roaches come to your home is to get warm, dark and hidden areas where they can live comfortably and reproduce.
Unfortunately, your electronics happen to be ideal nesting places for these insects. When roaches get access to your home, your router, television, game console or any other frequently used electronic appliance becomes vulnerable to a roach infestation.
With time, you are likely to spot live roaches as well as their eggs and feces. Roach infested electronics are the major agents of the spread of cockroach. Besides, although rarely, the urine and feces of these bugs could potentially cause damage to your electronics.
You can apply any of the following methods to get roaches out of your electronic:
#1. Roach bait gel
Once you establish that there are cockroaches in your electronic device, put a roach bait gel on a tin foil or plastic paper beneath the appliance. Comprising different active ingredients which are unfriendly to roaches, roach gel baits come in different brands.
The gel will attract roaches from your device and kill them once they consume it. Nevertheless, some cockroaches will die inside the electronic. All in all that shouldn’t cause you much worry since you can later look for a way of removing the remains.
#2. Freezing them out
Cockroaches don’t like cold, and that’s why they get into the electronics that you use frequently to get warmth since the devices produce heat while running. On the other hand, cold is a great enemy to the bugs. They can’t stand freezing temperatures; they will die within no time when they are subjected to extremely low-temperature conditions.
Therefore, you can use freezing treatment to eradicate roaches from your device. However, before you rest on this method, confirm if your appliance can withstand low temperatures for a period ranging from three to five days. Besides, the device should be able to fit in a freezer.
This is how you use freezing treatment to get roaches out of your device: Seal the electric appliance in a plastic bag and put it in a freezer. Let it stay there (in the freezer) for three, four or five days. However, you don’t need a freezer if the place where you live has freezing temperatures.
You just need to put the sealed electronic in your garage for a similar duration. All the roaches in the item will have died by the time the period lapses. Then, return the appliance indoors and ensure it has dried out properly before you start to use it again.
Blowing is another way which you can use to remove roaches from an electronic. You need to get a can containing compressed air and ensure that its spray tip is thin so that air comes out of it with much force while blowing.
Place the roach-infested electronic device outdoor and blow all the cockroaches hiding in it using the can. You’ll be amazed to see that not only roaches’ body parts and guts will come out of your item, but also their eggs and feces.
#4. Clean up
Upon confirming that there are no roaches left in your electronic device, the next important thing to do is to clean it thoroughly. Simply unplug the device from the power source, open it using a screwdriver and remove all the feces, roach remains and/or the pests’ feces from it.
It is advisable that you use brushes and soft fabric to do the cleaning. However, before you open the device, ensure that you won’t compromise the warranty of the item by unscrewing it.
That is how you remove roaches from electronics. You now have no excuse for allowing your electronic device to continue being a hideout for roaches.