Professional Cockroach Control and Prevention Services
When you see a cockroach scurrying across the floor, your first thought is to squash it with your shoe to kill it or run away from the scene. Cockroaches are plain dirty holder disgusting, and nobody wants them in their homes or office business. Yet, these troublesome dirty pests are so exclusively adapted to dwelling among humans only that they can even bite your ears, feet, and hands when you stop leaving food for them.
Unlike spiders, roaches are not loners. Spotting one cockroach often means that there are many more that you can’t see hiding in your kitchen area behind the fridge motor or under kitchen cabinets, or there’s an infestation looming somewhere else. Squishing a cockroach or swatting it with a newspaper is not only ineffective but also unhygienic. The most effective thing to do when you see or suspect a cockroach infestation is to contact a pest control company near me. Maximum Pest Control Services experts will thoroughly inspect your home and customize an effective pest management plan to eradicate the pests and keep them away long-term.
How to Prevent a Cockroach Infestation?
They are organisms that have an ability to adapt dynamically to almost any environment. While these opportunistic pests are typically attracted to filthy conditions, it is not uncommon to encounter them in a clean home. That’s because roaches only require three basic things to survive: food, water, and shelter to multiply. This means leaking sinks, faulty faucets, and food crumbs can attract infestation to your property fast before you know it.
Also, can get into your home in many ways. For instance, they can squeeze through ridiculously tiny gaps by flattening their bodies and splaying their legs to the side. They can also hitch a ride on your luggage, backpacks, bags, containers, and other used items. Other entry points include sewers, open doors, pipe drains, and vents. Once inside your home, roaches love to hide in the dark, dump, and undisturbed areas such as inside baseboards, behind picture frames, in electrical appliances, and near plumbing fixtures like under sink cabinets.
The most effective way to prevent a cockroach infestation is by eliminating all possible attractants, including food, water, and shelter. You can do this by:
- Clearing the sink and cleaning dirty dishes immediately after a meal
- Wiping down counters and walls after preparing or cooking food
- Mopping the floor regularly to eliminate food crumbs and debris
- Ensuring foods such as cereal boxes are covered and stored in the cabinet or refrigerator
- Keeping trash cans properly covered at all times and emptying garbage regularly
- De-cluttering your home while getting rid of old magazines, unused books, and cardboard boxes to reduce possible food sources and hiding spots
- Fixing leaky pipes, faulty faucets, puddles of stagnant water, and other sources of moisture
- Sealing cracks, gaps, and other potential entry points with caulk inside and the outside walls of your exterior house
How to Get Rid of Cockroaches in Your Home
They considered one of the most challenging pests to get rid of, primarily because they move exceedingly fast and are masters at hiding. In addition, these vile creatures can survive for up to a month without food and about a week without water. Therefore, in addition to removing all potential food and water sources, you should also apply an appropriate treatment to eliminate the pest and permanently destroy their nests.
Effective control begins with a thorough inspection of your home to identify the specific species invading, possible entry points, and cockroach nests. Unfortunately, however, most homeowners have limited knowledge of pests, which explains why most DIY cockroach control plans end up being expensive and ineffective. To increase your chances of exterminating an infestation, it’s often essential to use a combination of different products and home remedies.
Here are a few cockroach killer control tips that will send the unwanted guests packing:
One of the most effective ways to control an infestation in your kitchen and other areas. Baits are foods that have been blended with a slow-acting pesticide and cockroach attractant. The best thing about using baits is that you don’t have to locate the cockroach nest or source. Once you place the bait where you’ve spotted roaches, they’ll feed on it but won’t die immediately. This allows the pests enough time to return to their nests. Infected cockroaches will start to vomit and produce feces contaminated with the pesticide. Luckily, cockroaches cannot resist feces and vomit. Hence, they unknowingly consume the insecticide, potentially exterminating an entire infestation.
Cockroach gels are pretty common with pest control professionals. Besides being effective, gels are flexible, allowing you to apply the insecticide to different surfaces. Roach gels are made using a slow-acting insecticide and fatty substance to attract roaches. When roaches leave their nests to forage for food, they feed on the gel and move back to the nests, infecting other roaches. This way, gels can eliminate an entire cockroach colony. Cockroach gels are convenient because you can apply them on vertical or horizontal surfaces and even in cockroaches hiding spots like cracks and crevices.
Cockroach sprays can be an effective cockroach control method when applied correctly. Cockroach sprays are solvent based and must be sprayed directly on the pest. When the insecticide is absorbed via the skin, it disrupts the insect’s central nervous system, causing paralysis and eventual death. On top of having a fast knockdown effect, cockroach sprays have residual performance. This means the treatment remains effective for a long time, often providing protection from pest infestations for up 4 to 6 months.
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Sticky traps target individual roaches and can offer effective faster time results when placed in the correct location. Baiting the sticky trap with a cockroach attractant like a fatty substance increases the number of roaches caught. However, this method cannot exterminate an entire colony, but once one get stuck; the others will follow as evidence seeing the trap in action in time. IT REALLY WORKS, GIVE IT A TRY!
If you want to get rid of roaches without chemicals or baits, some effective home remedies can kill the pests naturally. For instance, applying diatomaceous earth on dry surfaces helps control roaches by destroying their exoskeleton and dehydrating them to death.
- Baking soda is another effective natural insecticide. The sugar attracts the roaches, and once they feed on it, the baking soda creates gas inside the stomach, causing it to burst out.
- Boric acid is a natural compound containing sodium salts that can help control many pests, including roaches. All you need to do is spread a decent amount of boric acid all over your kitchen cabinets, countertops, sink, and other surfaces. When roaches ingest the deadly substance, it disrupts their central nervous and digestive system, eventually killing them.
Professional Cockroach Control Services
By their nature, are extremely difficult to control. The above DIY tips can help control an active infestation. However, the efficacy of any DIY pest control largely depends on the correct identification of the cockroach species type and the level of the infestation. Often, homeowners need help from an experienced expert pest control exterminator to get rid of the pest for good.
Our team of licensed professionals at Maximum Pest Control Services has an excellent track record of effectively controlling German cockroach throughout Oakville, Hamilton, Burlington and The Milton Area. Backed by many years of experience and complete knowledge of the pest, our experts will thoroughly inspect your home to determine the root cause of the problem. We will customize a pest management plan that meets your needs and use industry-leading pest control methods and equipment to eliminate the pest and reduce the chances of future infestation. Contact Us Today Calling Now (905) 582 5502.