Controlling Cockroach Infestations
There are a few things you can do to keep cockroaches out of your home. Fix your leaky pipes, remove trash from your home quickly, seal cracks in your walls, keep your home clean, and store pet food in sealed containers. Doing this should keep most cockroaches from taking residence in your home.
All it takes is one cockroach to send anyone into a frenzy. They are nasty insects that cause instant fear to set in. Finding them can be tricky as they know how to hide well, finding the smallest of cracks to hide in or behind. Unfortunately, if you see one cockroach, you probably have an infestation.
Cockroaches are extremely common in our region, with several species congregating mainly in the south. The most common cockroaches found in our region include:
- German Cockroach
- American Cockroach
- Smokybrown Cockroach
- Asian Cockroach
Female cockroaches can lay between 30 and 40 eggs during each of their reproductive cycles. What that means for you is, one cockroach can become a problem fast. Even worse, a colony can wreak havoc on your sanity!
While you can try using unsafe pest control chemicals bought from the store, it is best to let a pest control specialist help you. Cockroaches can carry illnesses such as cholera, dysentery, and typhoid fever. Why risk catching an infection because you decided to use a cheap chemical treatment from the superstore?
Cockroach Infestation Removal and Prevention
The best form of cockroach eradication is preventative pest control. As we stated earlier, there are several things you can do to keep cockroach infestations at bay; they are:
- Fix any leaking pipes.
- Remove trash from your home quickly.
- Seal any cracks you find.
- Keep your home clean.
- Store pet food in sealed containers.
After this, having your home treated properly using family-safe and pet-safe chemicals will help keep cockroaches from nesting in your home. Cockroaches do their best to be unseen guests, only showing up when they need to feed or move. Again, if you see one, you probably have more hiding in your home.
Our pest control technicians can help locate and eradicate your cockroach infestation. We use specialized tools and treatments to ensure their removal. If you are ready to rid your home of cockroaches, call us today and let us schedule a free consultation with you.