Have you witnessed a late-night roach invasion in your home? Or found one peeking out from under the sink? If so, you’re probably looking for ways to eliminate them as quickly as possible. But before you start spraying every nook and cranny with insecticide, there are a few things you should know.
You can’t opt for anything less than the best roach killer when your problems have two long antennae and six spiny legs. But even the most effective roach killers won’t work if you make one of these common roach control mistakes.
Leaving Leftovers Out in the Open:
Roaches are attracted to food sources, so leaving leftovers and crumbs out in the open is like sending them an engraved invitation. To keep cockroaches away, store food in sealed containers and immediately clean up any spills. And, let’s not forget the satisfaction of a sparkly kitchen.
Not Dealing with Gaps and Cracks:
These ugly pests can squeeze through tiny cracks and openings, so it’s essential to caulk and seal any gaps around your home. Check for cracks in baseboards, windows, door frames, and anywhere else you can think of. You can also plug potential roach hideouts with steel wool or expandable foam.
Dirty Clutter Everywhere:
Piles of clothes, newspapers and other clutter provide the perfect dark and secluded environment for roaches to build their nests. Not to mention, it’s just generally unsanitary. If you want to keep cockroaches away, do yourself (and your home) a favor and tidy up. It’s only time before your place starts to look like a roach motel.
We get it; dealing with roaches is gross. But that doesn’t mean you should start spraying every harsh chemical you can get your hands on in an attempt to kill them all. Most of the time, this does more harm than good. It is dangerous to have all those chemicals around, and it’s also ineffective. Roaches are known for their resilience, so it’s unlikely that a DIY cocktail of chemicals will do the trick.
Not Taking Care of Your Trash:
Too drained to take the trash out tonight? Just leave it until morning, right? Wrong. Roaches are attracted to garbage, so the longer you let your trash sit, the more roaches you will have. Ban roach entry into your house by taking the trash out every night and regularly cleaning your garbage cans. And once in a while, consider giving your trash cans good bleaching.
Letting Moisture Build Up:
Moisture is the roaches’ best friend. If you have any leaks or condensation in your home, roaches will be sure to find it and make themselves at home. Your bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry room are susceptible to moisture build-up. Be sure to keep these areas clean and dry as much as possible. You can also try using a dehumidifier in particularly damp areas.
We are sure you aren’t comfortable sharing your home with roaches or spending days trying to zap each one with a bug zapper. Classic Pest Control Operators, Inc. offers roach control services in Paradise to make your life easy.
We will identify the types of roaches, inspect all entry and exit points, and recommend roach control and prevention methods.