Unpredictable and disgusting cockroaches are arguably one of the most unwelcome pests in any household. With a tendency to settle down in random hideouts around your home, these pesky pests bring with them bacteria that can cause you both health and comfort complications.
To help you deal with potential cockroach infestations, we will be going through their potential hideouts and the different steps you can take to prevent and get rid of them.
WHERE ARE THEY HIDING?
Though certain types of cockroaches indeed like to settle down in your kitchen, it is not the only place that cockroaches will hide in. Generally, cockroaches are attracted to warm and dark places, such as cabinets, pipes and even in the small gaps of your electronic devices. It is this ability to fit into all sorts of nooks and crannies that make them such a difficult pest to eliminate.
SO, HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THEM?
Now that you know of the cockroaches’ potential hideouts, how do you get rid of them? The following are our top 4 methods that can help you to rid your house of cockroaches.
Method 1: Bait Station
Bait stations are one of the most convenient ways for you to eliminate cockroaches. They are off-the-shelf traps that contain poison. The idea is that these baits will draw the cockroaches to them, tricking them into feeding on the poison. The poisoned cockroach will then return to its nest only to die and be eaten by the other cockroaches, further passing on the poison. The ideal situation is that the poison is passed on until the whole nest is eliminated.
However, the likelihood of it managing to wipe the whole nest out is extremely low. Furthermore, having poisonous traps placed all-around your house is both unappealing and unfavourable for some, making it a temporary solution for serious infestations.
Method 2: Sanitation
Keeping your house clean is a cost-free method that acts as both a countermeasure and a preventive act against cockroach infestations. Simply clearing out your leftovers or keeping them wrapped up in your fridge will starve the cockroaches of their food source. Not only will this lead to the nest in your home dying from the lack of food and water, but it can also help to prevent cockroaches from being tempted to infesting your home in the future.
Method 3: Block them out
Our third method is to block any potential entry points. The best way to solve a problem is to prevent it from happening. Simply fill in any cracks or fissures (potential entry points for cockroaches) with caulk. This will reduce the chances of cockroaches entering your home and starting a nest.
Method 4: Pest management professionals
There will, however, be times when DIY countermeasures will simply not cut it. If the roach infestation at your home is serious, then it is recommended that you engage a professional pest management company. They will have the equipment and experience to detect the source of the problem and successfully wipe out the cockroaches’ nest. Some specialists might even recommend potential solutions to prevent future infestations from happening.
With that, you are now well-equipped to deal with a possible cockroach infestation at home. Cockroaches can be unhygienic and carry disease-related bacteria into them. If you do happen to suspect a serious infestation problem, do not hesitate to contact a pest management company to ensure a swift and safe eradication of cockroaches.
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