Blog Kinds of Pests — 05 January 2015
Dealing with Cockroach Control

Cockroach control methods

Do you find yourself in need of cockroach control solutions? There are only a few pests out there that people generally mind sharing their homes with – cockroaches are definitely one of them! A few might have snuck into your property years ago and can quickly multiply by the hundreds in a matter of weeks.

How could you have not noticed them? Well cockroaches are very good at concealing their presence deep within hidden crevices and inner most corners of your home. Sadly often the only time that the presence of such pests becomes readily apparent is when you already have a full blown infestation in your hands.

Do you have a cockroach problem?

Now seeing a couple of cockroaches aren’t generally a concern nor is it indicative of a full blown cockroach problem. Their presence however should alert you of the possibility of such an infestation. If allowed to go on unchecked, cockroaches can be a serious health concern in your home as such pests are known to carry and transmit a wide range of diseases.

Solutions for cockroach infestations

So the question remains – how to best deal with cockroach infestations in and around your home? You can always start with natural cockroach control methods by keeping your place clean and free of rubbish that cockroaches can use as food and water sources. This includes securing trash bins, food containers and fixing leaky pipes around your home. Cockroaches are attracted to your place for a reason and it’s a good idea to start there if you’re having trouble with cockroach control in apartments, homes, workplace, etc.

You can also make use of borax powder as an effective way of dealing with your cockroach problem. Simply combine the powder with sugar and place the mixture in dark damp places that cockroaches are known to frequent (sinks, cup boards, corners, under floor boards, etc. The sugar in the mixture will serve to attract cockroaches and the Borax powder will kill them off over time.

Professional cockroach control solutions

Even with the cockroach control methods mentioned above, there’s no guarantee that these pests will ever take the bait nor stay off your property for good. If despite your best efforts you still find your cockroach problem unresolved, now might be a good time to call in professional help.

Pest exterminators are well-versed with the quickest and most effective ways of dealing with cockroach infestations. While you can always buy pesticides and other DIY pest management products from your local store, such products are not nearly as strong and effective as those used by the professional pest management industry. More importantly, without professional knowledge and insights on how to best deal with your pest problem, you might just be flushing your money down the drain.

While professional pest exterminators do represent a significant upfront cost, it’s an investment that is bound to pay off particularly when you’re dealing with cockroach control.

 

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