How To Get Rid Of Cockroaches
by Daniel Lamb | July 24, 2020 | Blog
Signs Of A Cockroach Infestation
Cockroaches are nocturnal insects which can make it hard to see roaches in action. They will seek out dark, moist areas in your house and also areas of your home that are close to a food source. This means that you will most likely see cockroaches in your bathroom or in your kitchen. If you have spotted a cockroach in your homeland are wondering if there are more, you can begin by checking areas they like to hide in these rooms such as behind your fridge, under your bathroom and kitchen sink, or under or behind other major appliances. The most obvious sign of a roach infestation is physically seeing a roach. If you are seeing roaches during the day this is a big warning sign that you may have an advanced infestation. Call an exterminator right away if you have seen roaches during the day. Other signs of a roach infestation include finding cockroach feces, which can resemble anything from pepper-sized black flecks to something that looks like coffee grinds, depending on the species of roach living in your home. If your infestation is large enough, you may detect a pungent, musty odor that may increase the longer the infestation goes untreated.
How To Get Rid Of Cockroaches In The Home
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just spray some roach spray in the place we saw a roach and know that we had taken care of the problem? Unfortunately, getting rid of roaches in the home is never quite this simple. In fact, it’s even more complicated than putting down some roach bait or dust. Since roaches can slip into the thinnest of places, are adept at hiding, and can go for up to two weeks without water, roach removal can be a bit difficult. To truly eliminate any roach problem, you will want to call a pest control professional who can identify which roach has invaded your home and devise a comprehensive treatment plan to eliminate the problem from your home.
There are things that you can and should do directly after finding a roach. The first is to clean the area where you spotted the roach or roach feces. By doing this, you are aiming to get rid of their food and water sources. This step is vitally important. You will also want to check for leaks around your home to make sure that you don’t have moist or wet areas that may attract roaches into your home. Since roaches can live off grease and food spills beneath and behind appliances, you will need to thoroughly clean your kitchen appliances, including under and behind your fridge, oven/stove, microwave, toaster and dishwasher. Make sure that your kitchen cabinets are clean of any crumbs and food spills. Roaches can chew through cardboard or paper packaging to get to your food. If any of your food is in loosely closed boxes or plastic bags, transfer it to plastic, metal or glass resealable containers. Do not eat in any room of the house except the kitchen and dining room to limit the spread of roaches into other rooms. Clean your kitchen every night before you go to bed, including emptying any pet food bowls and feeding areas and make sure that pet food is sealed away in tight containers.
Should I Call An Exterminator For Roaches?
The only way to truly be sure that you are treating the right roach with the right product or method is to leave it to the professionals. Pest Control Experts are knowledgeable about what kinds of roaches live in your area and what a cockroach infestation looks like. They have the tools to properly control any outbreak and can completely eradicate any roach problem.
If you think you have a cockroach infestation in your home, call Pest Control Experts for your free quote today.