How to Get Rid of Cockroach From Your House
Cockroach are adaptable creatures. They can live without their heads off for several days before the flip and die, so can you imagine how long they can live with their heads? Cockroaches carry viruses and bacteria, and while they do not damage your house like carpenter ants do, they can certainly damage your health very badly in time.
They produce up to 230 eggs in their lifetime which leads to a large infestations, and they are carriers of dangerous organisms like E. coli and salmonella. If these things get into your food, you will have a trip to the hospital in no time from cockroach exposure.
There are so many types of cockroach species. Among the most common are:
- German cockroach
- Smoky Brown
So, how do you get rid of cockroach population? Here, you will learn tips and tricks that can help you get rid of them on your own. If the problem gets really tough, consider calling Maximum cockroach exterminator www.maximumpestcontrol.ca (905) 582-5502 or (289) 396-5426 or (905) 330-2102.
Examine The House For Cockroach Problem
The first thing you have to do is to examine your house for indoor infestations and mark them. Use flashlights to see in dark spots hiding places. Usually, cockroaches hide in dark areas like under the sink, under the fridge, under the sink, and in wall crevices and cracks especially in the kitchen area (Food & Water), that’s why you need a good sanitation all the time.
Once this is done, you can buy sticky traps at your local hardware stores, made for this purpose. These sticky traps will catch cockroaches and they will get stuck as control prevention. The boards strips that has the most cockroaches are good indicators where most of them are specifically hiding were the baits products can be placed. Insure your kitchen trash containers are always sealed with a cover on top.
Once you have identified the high-traffic areas, you now know which areas to focus on.
Close Exterior Gaps & Inside Wall Voids
You will eventually see that these roaches have burrowed a hole in the high-traffic areas. Use caulk to fill in these gaps. Inspect walls, crevices, floor holes and all possible entry points. You need to caulk these areas to prevent the roaches from coming out.
Soon, they will die of starvation. This method, however, will not prevent the roaches from getting inside your house from the outside. What you have to do is to use weather stripping to cover the gaps between the doors and your bottom floor ground.
Use Gel Baits Roach Killer
Gel baits with insect growth regulator are specifically formulated to poison cockroaches. They will come inside the gel bait station, take the poison, and bring it to their colony and start dying. Make sure to clean all the dead, otherwise its food for spiders and centipedes.
Gel bait stations are effective. If you do not have a gel bait station, you can buy just the gel. They usually come in tubes. Put the gel on glue boards and put that board in the high-traffic areas. The thing with gel bait is that it is messy. You will see a lot of dead roaches on the floor.
Use Boric Acid To Kill Them
This boric acid substance commonly found in detergent products as active ingredient. Even toothpastes have it. This product has low toxicity, but you need to use it the right way to make it effective.
To make one, you have to combine boron with water until you make a paste. Just like the gel bait station, you have to put it on cardboard and spread it in areas where the cockroaches congregate. Also, diatomaceous earth works well and any strong aerosol sprays will do the job. These solutions is poisonous to roaches.
Hire an Cockroach Extermination Expert to Eliminate Cockroaches from Your House
If things do not improve, your best course of action is to hire a cockroach exterminator Maximum Pest Control Services, as we have professionals on call who know how to identify roaches and best methods to use to get rid of cockroaches from your house or business.
The services will not cost you a fortune, and they usually offer free inspection consultation. They will do an ocular inspection of your house, make recommendations, and teach you ways on how you can further prevent infestation.
Cockroaches are Vile
Roaches carry bacteria and viruses that seriously harm you and your kids health effects in the long run especially with food poisoning, if you don’t do anything about it. It is better to spend on roach killer products or call professionals such as Maximum Pest Control Services than wake up one day and take one of your family members in the hospital from all the bacteria that is infesting home.
Cockroaches multiply real quickly, so you have to act fast. Roach killers are available in any grocery store. Better yet, call a pest control intervention professionals and schedule a visit right away with Maximum integrated pest management today at (905) 582-5502 or (289) 396-5426.