Close up of a German Cockroach

Cockroaches can endure all odds to survive.


Is stomping on cockroaches enough to control infestation?

Obviously, it’s not! Cockroach control in Philippine homes is difficult, but not impossible. You just have to be patient and persistent. Did you know cockroaches cannot survive beyond one week without water? Cutting off all water sources for these cockroaches will do the trick. Fix possible leaks in and around your house, and these pasts will pack up and go in no time.

A clean house is not attractive to cockroaches. Clean as you go! is a good rule to follow. Sweep and mop your floors regularly to avoid leaving crumbs all over the place. Wash your dishes right after you use them, so you don’t provide cockroaches with a food source. They also love to feast on the grease left on your stove tops, so wipe them off clean right after cooking.

Hide food from cockroaches by keeping them in sealed containers. Avoid leaving food, like fruits and nuts, overnight on your countertops because cockroaches can feed on them.

An effective way to control and prevent Philippine cockroaches from entering your home is to seal cracks that you find in any part of your house. Sealing cracks may entail some expense and effort, but its benefits will do a lot of good in the long run.

Lastly, you need to take out your trash regularly, so cockroaches have nothing to feast on for their midnight snack while you sleep.

Did you know Cockroaches are clean freaks?

Despite being known as creatures that thrive in filthy places, cockroaches are quite clean.

They spend much time grooming themselves and each other by removing dirt and debris that stick to them as they go about their business of finding food.

Top view of a Brown Banded Cockroach with white background

What are the effective ways to deal with cockroach infestation?

  • Spray them dead!

A  Filipino household will always have a can of insect spray, since the presence of cockroaches is a common problem. Several brands are making good money, due to the big demand for this product. They come with scents that make spraying more pleasant to the nose. Other brands have concocted water-based variants. Canned pesticides are a regular item on the grocery list.

  • DIY Cockroach Bait

It’s just like rat poison or rat bait. Just mix three parts boric acid, one part sugar, and a homemade pesticide is ready for use. The sugar in the mixture provides a sweet attraction for the cockroach, while the boric acid does the killer job.

Boric acid breaks down the tough exterior shell of cockroaches. The acid also severely damages its digestive system, dehydrating the pest. If a cockroach eats another cockroach that has consumed the boric acid, the cycle begins again. 

  • Cleaning is the best defense.

Cockroaches love dirt and filth. A messy kitchen and inefficient garbage disposal system bring joy to cockroaches. Still, there’s nothing cleaning won’t fix.

When you clean your house regularly, keeping your kitchen and bathroom tidy and smelling nice, you will see fewer of these pest intruders. After all, your home is for you and your family to enjoy. Keep it cockroach-free.

There may be many ways to control cockroach infestation in your home and workplace. 

The most effective way is to call TOPBEST, a trusted name in pest control in the Philippines, that provides service with Malasakit.  


What’s precious to you, TOPBEST protects from pests.