Insects usually make their nests in a large number of different places, the most conventional are usually inside the bathroom or in the kitchen.
However if there is a place where they can also get to make their nest is inside the appliances, specifically inside the televisions. It is not very common, however if they get to make their nests in these places you should not panic.
The only thing you have to do is a completely extensive cleaning inside your entire home and also eliminate the bugs that are inside the appliance.
How to get roaches out of flat screen tv
Plasma TVs are those that have a slim frame and a completely flat screen. There are two types of plasma TVs: LCD and LED. The main difference between the two types of plasma is the quality of the screen materials.
However, cockroaches do not make any distinction when making their nests inside electronic devices. Most of them enter by means of fans or by means of the horns that count in the back. The reason they prefer these places over their common habitats is because of their warmth and the dirt that is usually stored inside (the dust that no one can clean).
The best way to eliminate cockroaches inside one of the most common household appliances is to place baits on the back of the television.
Cockroaches will go out at night to look for food. When they run into the bait, they won’t be able to avoid eating the poisoned food. They will die little by little, eliminating the nest completely.
If the problem becomes too big for you, the best thing you can do is hire a fumigation company and make them to take care of the bugs.
How to get roaches out of old TVs.
If in a hypothetical case, the appliance that has the cockroach nest is a tube TV (you know those old sturdy TVs that hardly anyone uses anymore) you really have two options: Discard it to prevent the infection from spreading inside your home or take it to a home appliance repair professional.
The reason is that unlike all the other appliances you can find in your home, older TVs are completely sealed and airtight, so if they got inside your TV, you probably have more structural problems than you think.
You have the option of trying to deal with cockroaches on your own, using a boric acid-based poison. This kind of acid completely eliminates even the exoskeleton of the bugs.
Here’s what you can do if you want to do it yourself:
- Place the TV in a plastic bag big enough to hold it.
- Close the bag with a knot or label twist.
- Place the bag in the freezer.
- Wait 24 hours and remove the bag from the freezer.
- Remove the television and discard the bag.
- If cockroaches are still present, repeat these steps or consult an exterminator.