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How To Use Soap To Keep Palmetto Bugs Out Of Your Home
Cockroaches, especially jumbo-sized palmettos, live in sewers and septic tanks and can carry multiple diseases onto food and other surfaces where food is prepared.
Anything palmettos touch should be considered contaminated and need disinfectant, but soap can be used to eradicate the pests from your home.
An easy solution is one part water and one part dish soap in a spray bottle. Use it to spray in the rooms where you've seen the bugs or where you think they may be hiding.
Liquid dish soap kills through dehydration. It blocks the palmetto’s ability to breathe and dissolves the waxy coating that prevents its body from drying out.