If you have roaches in your house and don’t know how to deal with them, it can be incredibly stressful. Cockroaches are notorious for being one of the most tenacious pests as well as one of the most harmful to your health. However, there’s no need to panic. With a little strategizing, you can take on the bulk of your roach problem with ease. Here are some of the most effective ways to remove roaches from your house.
Identify Where They are
Before you do anything, you’re going to need to know where the roaches in your house are living so you can pinpoint which areas are the most in need of treatment. Use a flashlight and search under sinks, counters, radiators, refrigerators, toilets, etc.; anywhere roaches may be hiding. If you can’t find any with a flashlight, then place some glue traps around your house and see which ones catch the most. The places with the most roaches are where you’re going to need to focus on.
How to Get Rid of Them
After you find out where the roaches in your house are living, it’s time to figure out the best way to deal with them. One of the best things you can do to handle your current infestation and prevent others from occurring in the future is to caulk possible entry points around your house. This means gaps between walls, broken tiles, small crevices and entry holes.
If done correctly, this will cut off the roaches in your home from the rest of its colony, effectively ending your roach problem once the stragglers die off. Another thing you can do is use sticky traps around the floor. These may not be an end-all solution, but with enough traps, you can take out a large portion of roaches. For good measure, use a little gel bait near high traffic locations in small cracks and crevices. After a few roaches eat the poisoned gel bait, they’ll go back to their colony and die. When the other cockroaches consume its body, they too will become poisoned. Repeat this process for a long enough period of time, and you can do some serious damage to any colonies infesting your house.
While all these tricks and tactics are useful, the most effective way to exterminate roaches from your home is by calling the professionals. Trained pest control specialists like My Exterminator have the knowledge and resources to do more than just kill a few roaches. They can take care of the root of the problem and stop them for good. For more information about how to receive quality pest control for your home, contact us today.