How to Deal with a Cockroach Infestation
Keep your home free of unwanted pests
Cockroaches are dirty pests that reproduce at a rapid pace. Once they’ve made their way into your home, it’s difficult to get them out. These resilient insects can live without water or food for extended periods of time. While treating an infestation is a difficult process, it’s not impossible. Hiring a professional exterminator is the most efficient route to take, but here’s how to deal with a cockroach infestation if you want to try it yourself.
Cockroach Infestation Tips
- Make your place less cockroach-friendly. You can do this by eliminating their hiding places and cutting off their access to water and food. Maintaining a sanitary environment is a vital part of this. You can do this by removing clutter, repairing leaky faucets or pipes, unclogging drains, cleaning crumbs, and properly storing food.
- Next, it’s time to treat the infestation by applying the appropriate products for a cockroach infestation. Apply a bait to lure the pests, as well as an insecticide to kill them. These products are available in dust, gel, and spray form. Glue boards are also available to trap insects. These come in especially handy when confirming or monitoring an infestation. Use an insecticidal dust or bait gel in areas where you’ve noticed activity. Make sure that the label of whatever you buy specifies that the product is for use on cockroaches. Carefully follow the instructions as you apply.
- Now it’s time to be patient. The infestation might take a few weeks or months to eradicate. Continue your chosen treatment method as you monitor your progress, using glue boards to watch for active cockroaches.
- Finally, if all else fails, it’s time to call the pros. Contact Resolution Pest at 610-337-7378 for a free evaluation by one of our trained cockroach extermination experts. We will come and evaluate your cockroach infestation or other pest control needs. We’ll successfully treat your infestation, keeping you informed along the way.
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