Cockroaches are a common house pest. Although they do not damage property like termites do, they are a grave health hazard. They can contaminate surfaces and your food reserves, thereby transmitting diseases to you. If you detect cockroaches in your home, there are several steps you can take to rid your home of these nasty bugs. Read on to see what they are.
Seal all possible entry points
One preventive way to keep cockroaches from your home is to keep them from getting in at all. To do so, have any cracks or crevices in your walls and roofs sealed shut. This includes gaps between window frames and gaps between the door frame and floor. You should also ensure any gaps in your vents are not large enough to allow roaches in.
Also have a mesh installed on your windows to keep cockroaches out when open. If you have to keep windows in your home fully open, try to shut them before it gets dark in the evening. Cockroaches are nocturnal and will make most of their movements at night.
Observe high hygiene standards
There are two things that drive cockroaches into human habitats: food and warmth. Since you can't do much about the latter, the goal is to ensure cockroaches do not find any food source in your home. This is a powerful deterrent that can drastically keep cockroaches out of your property.
To do so, clean your floors and wipe all flat surfaces regularly, especially in the kitchen, dining areas and other areas where food is prepared or consumed. Remember that even the smallest crumbs and drops can serve as a bountiful feast for roaches. Also wipe shelves and keep all food supplies including fruits tightly sealed. Lastly, do not leave dirty dishes out in the open and always remove your indoor rubbish before dark.
Seek a professional pest control treatment
While the above measures will help discourage cockroaches from coming into your home, you still need professional help to exterminate the current population already inside. Cockroaches are very secretive and it's hard to spot or eradicate them in person.
Hire a pest control team like Promaster Group to apply cockroach treatment. This includes applying non-toxic pesticide, dust or bait around your home's exterior and other susceptible areas such as behind furniture, appliances and other hidden crevices. The pesticide kills the termites directly upon contact. Bait treatments, in turn, spread the pesticide from one roach to the other through grooming, thereby killing more pests over time.
Through consistent follow-up on these three pest control techniques, you will manage to exterminate the cockroaches in your home and keep external populations from entering your home in future.
Hello, my name is Frieda, and I have a small phobia of bugs and mice. As a result, I have learned everything possible about keeping these critters out of my home. As I have had all of my old pets artfully positioned by taxidermists, I have also learned niche skills such as keeping pests out of the fur of taxidermy animals. In this blog, I am going to put together the best of everything I know along with some tips from the pros. I hope you find the info you need to live a happy, healthy life in a bug and pest-free home. --Frieda