Roaches can survive in almost any environment and they can quickly become a huge infestation problem. These pests hide very well so if you have seen even one roach then it is likely that you actually have hundreds more you cannot see. Contact Us Now for information on how we can help!
No matter where you live, your home is always at risk for an invasion by roaches. It’s true that they prefer warm, damp areas, but they are such hardy little buggers that they can also thrive in cold, dry climates. Even though roaches won’t cause very much damage to your home, most people think that they are one of the most disgusting pests that there are and don’t want them anywhere near their homes.
If your home happens to become infested by roaches, all is not lost. There are several things that you can do to get rid of them and to prevent them from ever coming back. Of course, it is always best to have a professional pest control company come out and take a look, but, if you only have a few roaches or if you’re a do-it-yourselfer, then there are several ways that you can deal with roaches on your own.
It is very important to act immediately if you see even one or two cockroaches in your home. Though it might not seem like a single one is doing any harm, roaches actually reproduce at an incredibly alarming rate. One roach can turn into twenty in a month’s time.
Eliminate Food Sources
Roaches don’t come into your home just to creep you out. If you have a roach problem, then chances are that they came inside in search of food. The best way to get rid of them (or prevent them if you don’t have any already) is to keep your house (especially your kitchen) as clean as possible. Sweep and vacuum frequently, never leave dirty dishes out overnight, clean up scraps, and keep all of the food in your cupboards in containers.
The Mixture of Death
Despite its intimidating name, the “mixture of death” is deadly only to roaches. Unlike a lot of roach sprays that can be bought in stores, this nifty little mixture poses no threat to you, your children, or your pets. To create the mixture, you want to combine 4 parts borax, 2 parts flour, and 1 part icing sugar (or cocoa powder). After you mix these three ingredients together you should have a dough-like substance. Make more! You’re going to need a lot of this. Four or five batches is the minimum amount that you’re likely to need. After you have enough of the mixture, you will want to apply it to all of the corners and cracks of your house. You will also want to apply it underneath baseboards, along the bottoms of walls, and around kitchen cabinets.
Call in the Pros
Roaches have been living fruitfully and multiplying for millions of years, so it makes sense that they are hard to get rid of. If you’ve done everything that you can and the little guys are still scuttling about, then you would be more than wise to call up a professional company. These guys know exactly how to take care of every roach infestation. In addition, many employ green methods of extermination as well as the age-old methods that exterminators have been using for decades.
Roaches are hearty buggers and getting rid of them is difficult. The tips here should give you a definite head start on their removal. Remember, once you succeed in removing roaches from your home, you still have to keep fighting. They’re still out there – lurking and waiting to reenter your home at the slightest opportunity.