I don’t have to tell you that cockroaches are gross, it’s common knowledge that they thrive in unhygienic conditions. It’s also a well-known fact that getting rid of cockroaches permanently can be extremely challenging. Unfortunately, simply squashing or spraying cockroaches at random will not get rid of any infestation. As the saying goes, if you can see one there’s normally another 10 hiding away.
Cockroaches do not have a central nest, rather, they spread out in an area such as a kitchen and hide within all the cracks, crevices and hard to reach places. There is also no central area where eggs are laid. Female cockroaches carry their egg case containing the eggs with them until they are ready to hatch. If a cockroach is close to laying its egg and is squashed, and the egg case is not crushed in the process, it is possible for them to hatch even if the host is dead. If the egg is too premature, they will simply die without hatching.
How to Get Rid of Cockroaches Fast
Store-bought chemicals aren’t nearly as effective as the chemicals pest control specialists use. Also, the use of gel baits (which is the most effective chemical used in cockroach treatments) takes some knowledge and practice to use effectively. If you want to completely rid your home of these nasty critters, it’s best to get help from exterminators like The Pest Control Pros.
Additionally, for long term control you should try keep your kitchen as clean as possible. Cockroaches are always searching for food and if your kitchen is full of scraps and crumbs, they’ll want to move in. You can keep your kitchen clean by washing the dishes and sweeping or mopping the floor regularly.
Make sure you take out the trash regularly since it’s just another food source they can sink their proverbial teeth into.
You’ll want to eliminate water sources since cockroaches need water as well as food to survive. Without water, they won’t last a week. Common water sources are leaky sinks and pipes as well as PET water bowls.
Cockroaches can be difficult to get rid of but not for pest control specialists. Let us help you make your home comfortable and free of pests again, give us a call today!