How to Get Rid of Roaches in the Dishwasher

Not only do cockroaches carry diseases, they are also unsightly, especially in a kitchen. Dishwashers create a perfect environment for roach infestation by providing moisture, food, warmth and darkness. The best way to get rid of roaches in your dishwasher is a two-pronged approach that eliminates existing pests and prevents a new infestation.

Things You'll Need

  • Boric acid
  • Roach baits
  • Gel pesticide
  • Caulk
  • Caulking gun
How to Get Rid of Roaches in the Dishwasher
How to Get Rid of Roaches in the Dishwasher (Image: George Doyle/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

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Step 1

Sprinkle a thin line of boric acid behind the dishwasher, stove and refrigerator, as well as under the sink where plumbing pipes enter the kitchen.

Sprinkle a thin line of boric acid around your kitchen.
Sprinkle a thin line of boric acid around your kitchen. (Image: Hemera Technologies/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Step 2

Squeeze a thin line of pesticide gel in cracks and crevices around the dishwasher.

Step 3

Attach roach baits to walls near the dishwasher and other kitchen appliances. Place them close to the floor. Follow the manufacturer's directions as to how often to replace them.

Step 4

Insert a thin bead of caulk in crevices around pipes under the kitchen sink and any other cracks and crevices in the kitchen.

Insert a thin bead of caulk in crevices around pipes under the kitchen sink.
Insert a thin bead of caulk in crevices around pipes under the kitchen sink. (Image: Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Step 5

Clean up crumbs and wash grease off of kitchen appliances.

Clean your kitchen and appliances.
Clean your kitchen and appliances. (Image: Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

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