Getting Rid of Cockroaches
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Cockroaches are notorious for being hard to spot and even harder to eradicate once they have infested a home. Although many box stores will sell products that are supposed to treat a roach infestation, they can be ineffective at fully treating an infestation or preventing future invasions. The most effective way to rid your home of cockroaches is to call a trusted and experienced exterminator. Before you have an exterminator in your home, it can be important to do a few small things to prepare your home so the technician can easily eliminate a rock infestation.
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How to Get Rid of Cockroaches
The best way to completely get rid of a cockroach infestation is with the help of a professional extermination service it is almost important to make your home an inhospitable place for them to live. Things to do to get rid of cockroaches:
- Make sure to keep your house clean of food particles
- Wipe down counter
- Clean under appliances
- Use garbage bags in garbage cans and keep them closed with a tight lid
- Keep floors clean by sweeps, mopping, and vacuuming
- Make sure pet food is put away or covered
- Keep food store securely
- Do not keep food such as bread or produce on counters
- Store sugar, cereals, and grains in containers with tight-fitting lids
- Remove sources of water
- Find and repair leaky pipes and faucets
- Make sure to not overwater plants
- Dry out sinks and cover drains
Once your home has been treated for cockroaches, it is important to keep them away. In addition to routine, preventative extermination there are things a homeowner can do to prevent roaches from returning. Ensure your kitchen is kept clean and food sources are stored securely or thrown out. It will be important to maintain the outside of your home and find the areas where cockroaches have entered. Fill any holes and cracks where they may be entering. Next, make. Lastly, repair any leaking faucets and remove any sources of water that cockroaches might find.
Finding an Exterminator
Cockroaches are notoriously hard to fully eliminate from a home. They are experts at hiding, are extremely adaptable, and can live in a wide range of environments which makes expert removal of a cockroach infestation important. The experts at Rocket Pest are able to draw from over 65 years of experience in dealing with these tenacious pests. If you suspect you may have a cockroach infestation, give the experts at Rocket Pest a call for advice and a free quote to keep your home happy and pest free!Back to Cockroach Exterminators