How to Kill a Cockroach Egg


Cockroaches are insects that carry diseases and are difficult to eliminate from a home. Although the adults are somewhat easy to eliminate, the eggs still remain. Cockroaches procreate quickly, leaving up to 50 eggs a week per female cockroach. In order to stop an infestation, the eggs as well as the adults need to be handled. If cockroaches can't be controlled with home solutions, a professional may need to be called.

Things You'll Need

  • Washing machine
  • Dryer
  • Bags
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Wash all items in hot water that is at least 150 degrees Fahrenheit. Dry them in a dryer. Make sure these items can tolerate high heat.

  • Remove any items that are suspected of housing cockroach eggs and put them in a freezing location. Bag small items and put them in the freezer. Put large items in the garage in the winter. Leave the items in the cold for at least three days. Temperatures need to be below 0 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Vacuum all remaining areas. Vacuuming does not kill eggs but it will remove them and is the best defense on items like carpet that can't be easily heated or frozen. Remove the vacuum bag and dispose of it once the vacuuming is completed.

Related Searches


  • Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images
Promoted By Zergnet


You May Also Like

  • How to Prevent Roaches From Getting into a Home

    Roaches such as the American and German breeds can enter your home numerous ways and begin to breed and infest quite rapidly....

  • How to kill Cockroaches

    An infestation of cockroaches in your yard is unpleasant, and there's a danger they will enter your home and spread diseases. American,...

  • How to Kill Roaches Instantly

    Cockroaches can be found all over the world, especially in your home. Once inside your home, roaches enjoy eating your food, destroying...

  • How to Spray to Kill Roaches

    Roaches are a nasty little problem that love to invade your home whenever they can, bringing in all of their germs as...

  • Signs of Cockroaches

    Cockroaches are scavenging insects, which prefer moist and dark environments. Discovering if you have a roach infestation is important, since cockroaches have...

  • How to Rid a House of Roaches & Eggs

    You can't just kill roaches to stop an infestation - you also have to take care of the eggs. Rid a house...

  • How to Kill German Roaches

    German roaches are nasty roaches that have to be killed by putting botanical dust into their food sources. Look for German roaches...

  • Home Remedy to Kill Cockroaches

    Cockroaches are flat, quick-moving insects that are most active in the evening. They reproduce rapidly, and a single roach sighting could quickly...

Related Searches

Check It Out

22 DIY Ways to Update Your Home on a Small Budget

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!