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This New York City renter gets thumbs up for her unusual cockroach prevention hack

If you are traveling to New York City in the near future, these anti-cockroach hacks just might come in handy.

This New York City renter gets thumbs up for her unusual cockroach prevention hack
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @hellloo111

The Big Apple might be a city of dreams in the eyes of outsiders but New Yorkers know the plight of sharing their home spaces with a bunch of creepy insects. No matter how posh your apartment is, the nasty cockroaches always find a way to crawl in. According to M&M Pest Control, at least one in six New York residences has roaches. They are tough creatures to remove from your home since they can live for almost a month without food and even a week without their heads.

Image Source: TikTok | @hellloo111
Image Source: TikTok | @hellloo111

These roaches are known to survive getting blasted by insecticides, as well. Their tough yet flexible exoskeleton helps them to squeeze through tiny gaps and holes at homes. But it appears that @hellloo111 has found a clever way to prevent these disgusting roaches from invading her home in New York City. She posted a video that quickly went viral with almost 12 million views where she shared her hack to keep roaches at bay for the weekend.

Representational Image Source: Pexels
Representational Image Source: Pexels

The TikTok user decided to cover all the drainage outlets in the sinks of her apartment with jars and cups. It seemed like a zero-budget effective hack to get rid of the cockroaches as many fellow New Yorkers understood her method. But people who live in other parts of the world and America were left a tad bit confused by her hack and how it actually helped. According to Bug Buster HQ, cockroaches build their comfortable shelter inside the drains as the drainage systems are mostly dark and wet which are favorable environments for the roaches to thrive in.

Image Source: TikTok | @hellloo111
Image Source: TikTok | @hellloo111

These drainage systems also provide cockroaches easy access to travel between several apartments and they treat it as a freeway. There are several other TikTok users who have shared their personal hacks for dealing with roaches and other insects. People left thousands of comments which included their own experience of dealing with unwanted pests and insects in their households. Among several commentators, there were people from Australia mocking the New Yorker's bug troubles as they are habituated to dwelling with various kinds of insects. One hack even involved tossing a wet paper towel at a cockroach to trap it underneath it.

Image Source: TikTok | @hellloo111
Image Source: TikTok | @hellloo111

@angelslife.png, a fellow New Yorker, wrote: "My problem isn’t roaches, mine are the drain flies." @belle_de_jour666 shared her regret: "Forgot to do this for a 10-day trip this summer, still paying the consequences." @hi_itsroro shared their hack and commented: "I put Clorox down the drains/toilet when I go away. It works!" @whitney.tails joked: "I'm over here thinking she's blocking the ninja turtles coming in and using her wifi to order pizza." @grateful_lefty advised: "Rats can go up toilets so close the toilet lid too! Sincerely, a Boston girly." If you are traveling to New York City in the near future, these anti-cockroach hacks just might come in handy.

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