Roaches in Microwave: Getting Rid of Cockroaches from Microwave

Cockroaches have become the issue of disturbance in every household nowadays. You can find these little creatures in the environment making you feel bad.

Proper care should be taken while cleaning all the objects in your home.

Have you ever found roaches in the microwave and wondered why it didn’t die of the heat inside and without ample amount of food.

Wondering how it got there?

So, let’s discuss the reason why you often find roaches in your microwave and how you can prevent it.

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Why don’t roaches die in the microwave?

It is a common myth that the roaches will die of the heat present in the microwave. This little species can survive a big accident like nuclear explosions.

So, it’s almost impossible for the roaches to die in the microwave as the heat doesn’t really affect them. This species is great for handling heat and can easily handle the heat which is produced inside the microwave while the food is heated or made.

So, microwave rays don’t really affect the cockroach.

How to get rid of roaches in microwave

There are various repellents which can be used in order to get rid of the roaches present in the microwave. Before discussing that, I would like to suggest to properly cleaning the appliances and store food in plastic containers and various things which are kept for the storage of food.

It would be suggested to use the measures which won’t have a bad effect on our health also. Some of the measures which will not harm our food and will also help in the killing of the roaches are:

  • Neem is safe for us. But, surely will affect the roaches present inside the microwave.
  • Mothballs is a solution which doesn’t contain chemical substances
  • Peppermint oil is also a safe solution. Read this short article about using peppermint oil to get rid of cockroaches from your house.
  • Bay leaves are a natural product which is also used in making food. It also works as a repellent. Check this article to know about the usage of bay leaves as roach repellent.

For proper results, you can use bay leaves or neem which won’t really harm your food and will also help in avoiding roaches.

Preventing roaches from entering into the microwave

The microwave isn’t really a good habitat for the roaches. Cockroaches only hide and aren’t a real habitat of this place.

So, proper care of the cleanliness of the microwave and areas around microwaves should be kept.

Proper care should be taken while making or heating the food as leftover food can be a great treat to this species.

The microwave should be kept at a place where it’s impossible for the roach to survive.

After the usage of the microwave, it should duly be cleaned.

Final Words

In the end, it can be said that microwave isn’t really a habitat for roaches. They only hide there. And thinking the roach will die of the hot temperature is just a myth as it can survive bigger attacks at high temperature.

Having an ample supply of the food will be really beneficial for the roach. So, it would be recommended to clean each and area of the microwave after every usage so, that leftovers of the food aren’t left.

It can be concluded that it will be really difficult for the roach to survive if proper cleanliness is done each and every day.

But, if there’s a serious infestation in your home, you should definitely take the help of a professional.

But, it can be said that cleanliness is the biggest tool to avoid.

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Vijay Singh
Vijay Singh has a few years of experience in Pest control. Apart from his interest in sports, he has helped many people to get rid of cockroaches and other pests.

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