Cockroaches are insects of the order Blattodea, which also includes termites. About 30 cockroach species out of 4,600 are associated with human habitats.
Cockroaches can measure over 50 mm (2 in) length, with tropical species tending to be larger than those found in other climates. Cockroaches have six legs, two antennae and some have wings. However, most winged cockroaches are not particularly adept at flying.
It is often easier to spot signs of a cockroach problem than the actual insect pest. Cockroaches are mostly nocturnal, during the day they prefer to stay hidden in cracks and crevices, coming out to feed mostly at night time.
Cockroaches are attracted to all types of food available in your home. They will eat anything from foods, paper, packaging, plastics and fabrics to animal matter.
Here’s how you can get rid of them:
Take a cucumber, cut it to pieces, to be put in the corners where you noticed the motion of cockroaches. The smell of cucumbers will keep them away because cucumbers stop the growth of harmful microbes, which acts as a barrier to cockroaches.
So, if you want to get rid of these pesky critters in your home, try using cucumbers.