Not sure how to get rid of cockroaches? Many people have the same issue. Cockroaches are the most common household pest in the world.
There are different types of roaches who all behave differently. The most commonly found in the United States are German Cockroaches, Oriental, and the American Roach. The different species of roaches have different motivators. They enter your house for a slew of different reasons.
For example, the most common roach that appears indoors is the German Roach. They are typically attracted to sources of water. Reducing these water supplies is a must when preventing them from entering the home.
Once roaches have entered the home, they can multiply quickly. Roach eggs and baby roaches can appear within just days of them entering the home. If you want to take care of a roach problem without the need of professional exterminators, time is of the essence.
How to get rid of roaches
Getting rid of roaches can be challenging because, as most people know, they are extremely durable little bugs. It is often joked about that the roaches would be the only species to survive a nuclear war.
That being said, there are some effective ways to control and eliminate roach problems.
Identify problem areas
Roach problems tend to appear in the same areas of homes and businesses. Check behind the refrigerator, under the sink, crevices in cabinets and shelves, closet door corners, bathroom cabinets, and closets. These are the places they tend to reside.
Try placing glue strips in these spaces. After about a week, check the traps to see if anything turns up. You can judge the severity of the issue by the number of bugs present.
Seal the entrances
Roaches try to get into the house for shelter and food. They will break in through cracks, gaps between walls, tiles, small crevices, and holes in the foundation. You can remedy this by using caulk to close gaps and weather stripping your doors and windows.
Gel bait stations can be an effective way to control roach infestation. Commonly referred to as “roach hotels,” they can be placed around your home strategically to poison roaches who think they have found a free meal. Once they eat the bait, they travel back to their home location, die, and are eaten by other roaches, further spreading the poison.
There are just a couple of issues with this method.
- Roaches do not have central hives or colonies, the way other insects like ants do. Baiting and hoping they will return and kill off the entire rest of the population is not likely.
- Roach traps are visually unattractive. They also contain poison, which can be harmful to humans.
Call a professional
Small roach problems can be taken care of at home with roach bombs and traps, but if the problem persists or becomes worse, call a professional roach exterminator. As the problem continues, roaches will multiply and your problems will become more costly and reduce your quality of living.
Annihilator eX-termination is available to answer questions and handle pest control issues all over the five boroughs as well as New Jersey. Centrally located on Staten Island, we are able to travel to the source of the issue quickly.
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