Everyone hates cockroaches in their home or personal spaces. They are huge, can carry diseases, and get into our things faster than we can keep up. While many of us do not see them often, there is the occasional instance where we room into one in the kitchen or the shower. Seeing one roach is a horrifying experience, but you can rest assured after spraying it down with some raid. Roaches become a huge issue when you see more than one in a short timeframe. More than one roach signifies an infestation, especially if you see the roach in the daytime. When this happens, your options are to either treat the problem yourself or to call in a professional. We know you may want to treat the problem yourself, which is why we have included some of the best methods in this blog. All you have to do is keep reading.
Clean Your Home Often
We know that this method may not be the best once you already have an infestation; however, it does help. Roaches are attracted to homes that are on the messy or dirty side. The reason being is that a messy home can offer them the things they need, food, water, and shelter. Regularly cleaning the kitchen can get rid of crumbs, residue, and other things that would attract roaches. When you clean the home, some of the cockroaches may not be able to survive. It may not get rid of the infestation, but it can improve it. We recommend cleaning your home often in conjunction with some of the other methods.
Baits and Traps
Many people utilize baits and traps for their bug problems and infestations. The baits work to attract the cockroaches. You may think that this is the opposite of what you want to do, but cockroach baits work. The roaches come to the baits thinking that there is food for them. They will then eat the bait or food and take the rest back to their nest. The other roaches will eat the bait as well, and eventually, they all die. The best place to put the baits are in the kitchen, bathroom, and near garbage cans. These are all areas roaches will go to look for food, making them the perfect place to put the bait. The traps are similar but kill fewer roaches than the bait. The best thing to do is to use both of them together. The trap also attracts the roaches, but instead of keeping them alive, it traps them. They get stuck in the sticky substance and cannot leave, eventually dying.
No matter how effective the other methods are, nothing works better than extermination services. The thing is, getting rid of a few roaches and utilizing prevention methods work. But, they do not always do the trick. You may notice a difference in the situation, but roaches breed quickly. Tackling the problem as soon as possible is key. But if the problem has been going on for some time, you need to get an exterminator. Our team at Quality Pest Control can come in and tent your home. We will then use insecticides to kill all of the bugs in your home, including the roaches. After a few days, you will be able to come back to your freshly roach free, home. Before we start the process, we will speak with you about everything we are going to do and answer any questions you have. If you are concerned about hazards or have pets or children, we can talk about that and use an insecticide that is on the safe side. We also will give you a timeframe so you can make temporary sleeping arrangements.
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Seeing cockroaches in your home is a shock, to say the least. No one wants to walk around and see a giant roach in the middle of their kitchen or shower. When this happens, you may get nervous about an infestation. However, the only way to know for sure is to have an expert come out and inspect. To learn more about cockroach extermination or to schedule a time for our team at Quality Pest Control to come over, give us a call today at (954) 842-9411.