You will be glad to know that the issue likely stems from factors that don’t have anything to do with the cleanliness of your home.
This is a common question that most homeowners, at some point, will ask. Does seeing a roach in your home one evening after there has been a lot of traffic through the back door mean you have an unsanitary home or a cockroach infestation? Probably not. It’s more likely that a roach snuck in through the open door, or gap under a window or screen door.
Still, no one likes to see roaches in their home. So it’s important to proactively protect your home from cockroaches because they do spread rapidly, spread disease, and cause distress and annoyance to you and your family.
Home Repairs May Be Needed
While it’s essential to keep your kitchen counters, dining room floors, and other areas where there’s food clean, roaches aren’t just looking for food. They are also looking for water and shelter. This means that they will creep in through cracks, dryer vents, and any gaps between the walls and floors.
So take a walk around your house. Look for any possible entry points and seal them up. It’s also a good idea to repair any leaky spigots and unclog your rain gutters to cut off water sources for roaches.
Some other items and areas to check include:
- The spaces between outside doors
- Window screens that are torn or not secured properly
- AC units that don’t fit correctly in the window
- Pet food that’s left out at night
- Trash cans that aren’t cleaned regularly
At B & D Pest Solutions LLC, we use the latest methods and products to target roaches where they inhabit and disrupt their life cycles. We can also inspect your home and help you locate entry points where they may be coming into your home.
The bottom line is that a clean home and regular pest control are the most effective ways to keep roaches out of your home. Once a cockroach moves into your home, it invites others, can hatch eggs, and soon you could have an infestation.
Roach extermination requires a comprehensive approach tailored to unique situations. Some of our roach extermination methods include:
- Bait trays: Because we know that roaches like to live where there is warmth, moisture, and food, we often place these bait trays in kitchens and bathrooms.
- Boric acid: This is low in toxicity to pets and humans, but deadly to roaches. It is required only in small amounts, and retains its effectiveness for a long time.
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