The cockroaches have invaded. You rush to the store and buy every cockroach bait, bomb, and spray on the shelf. After flooding your home with deadly pesticides in a desperate attempt to rid yourself of cockroaches, there comes a moment of pause. As the chemical stench fills your lungs you begin to wonder what is actually in all of those products you just spread around the house. So, you pull out a few cans and wrappers and read the labels.
Fenvalorate, bifenthrin, fipronil, dinotefuran, permethrin, and a few others top the list of active ingredients. The list of ingredients does nothing to assure you that these chemicals are safe. So, you head to the Internet to look up each chemical and figure out exactly what it does and if it is dangerous to humans.
Many of the chemicals found in cockroach poisons come from a family of potent neurotoxins called pyrethroids. In addition to killing cockroaches, they are also deadly to fish and other aquatic life and many are also dangerous to bees (some research links these chemicals to colony collapse disorder.) In humans, high levels of exposure can lead to headaches, muscle weakness, shortness of breath, and seizures.
Another chemical, the nervous system disruptor dinotefuran, has been studied in rats and shows signs that it may be harmful to developing brains in humans.
You think to yourself, “hey, it’s worth the risk if it works.” But after a few days of playing cat-and-mouse games chasing cockroaches around your house, you slowly discover that they are not magic. You still have a cockroach problem – and now a house reeking of poison too.
That is basically what happened to me. I also wasted money on a few of those ‘sonic pest repellant’ devices too. I was desperate for a solution and worried about the health of my 1 year old daughter who spent most of her time inside the small apartment where I was fighting the cockroaches.
In January of 2008, I started searching the Internet for pest control options that would be safe to use around a curious toddler, I found an overwhelming amount of information about how to get rid of cockroaches. Some of it was very bad (why would anyone suggest a solution involving kerosene?) Much of it was weird (would you like to build and tend dozens of tiny water-traps made with Popsicle sticks, petroleum jelly, and glass jars - some people just have way too much time on their hands.) And then there were hidden nuggets of pure gold.
I waded through it all. I tested every idea that seemed safe and plausible. I purchased lots of gadgets, sprays, baits, powders, and more. And, eventually, I put together a solution that worked.
It takes more than a barrage of chemicals to effectively eliminate cockroaches from your home. In fact, you can get the job done without using any at all (or at least only small amounts.) Family-friendly pest control solutions exist if you follow a comprehensive approach.
This report is the best of the best. I cleaned up and sorted out all the information I found so you can quit searching the Internet and start eradicating your cockroach problem instead.
After giving you some details about my own cockroach infestation, I explain the 4-step process I developed for eliminating cockroaches in your home, discuss the specific products you should use, and offer some helpful poison-free solutions to use for regaining your peace-of-mind and deterring future infestations.
I wish you the best of luck for a rapid end to your cockroach problem,
the Cockroach Assassin