Despite their common presence, cockroaches can be difficult to eliminate. Their name alone makes your skin crawl. In your home or apartment, it is imperative that you get rid of any roaches that are present in areas such as kitchen cabinets, the attic, or your bathroom as soon as possible.
Here at Pest Control Pros, we help homeowners throughout Pretoria get rid of pests. We can help you reclaim your space and get your life back to normal with our professional cockroach control services.
It is our goal in this article to provide you with all the information you require to get rid of cockroaches for good and learn everything you need to know about the various options that you have at your disposal.
What Type of Cockroaches Are in My Home?
There is no doubt that the German cockroach is the most common cockroach in South Africa. Since the egg cases can produce as many as 20-40 baby roaches per egg case, even one female could produce as many as 30,000 cockroaches within a single year in your home.
In contrast to other roach species, German cockroaches carry their egg pouches until they are ready to hatch. As a result, infestations spread easily and are difficult to control.
What Attracts Cockroaches to My Home?
It is important to understand what attracts cockroaches to your property in the first place in order to get rid of them. These are some of the most common factors:
- Food sources
- Water sources
Some of their favourite access points include:
- Gaps and cracks in windows and doors
- Pipe and vent holes
- Catching a ride on furniture and other items
How Do I Get Rid of Roaches Permanently?
A glue trap is an effective means of identifying roach problem areas and eradicating infestations.
Set Bait Stations
Cockroaches are attracted to the bait and consume the poison. When roaches return to their homes after eating the poison, the other roaches will eat the dead roach, passing the poison on to them.
Caulk All Points of Entry
It is true that bait stations and glue strips are effective in removing roaches; however, they will not be effective if new cockroaches are continually entering your home. Therefore, caulk should be used to seal any gaps or points of entry into your home.
Get the Help of a Pest Management Professional
Getting rid of roach infestations once and for all becomes easier when you hire a professional pest control company like Pest Control Pors. Professionals know how to detect and eradicate cockroach infestations safely and efficiently without endangering your children, pets, or household. For more information, get in touch with the team today.