How To Get Rid Of Cockroaches In My Home
You don’t just find cockroaches in holiday apartments from hell, they can just as easily turn up in your home. Like most pests, cockroaches are on the lookout for food, water, warmth, and a place to nest, so your home is ideal.
Cockroaches are nocturnal, so if you see one during the day, the chances are, there’s an infestation in your home. An infestation can occur long beware you’re aware of it though, simply because cockroaches are so good at hiding out. They prefer dark places and they’ll often hide behind fridges and cookers and cracks in the walls.
So what do you do if you suspect your have an infestation? Here’s how to get rid of cockroaches from your home.
How do they get in?
If you have a cockroach infestation in your home, it doesn’t mean your home is dirty. While keeping floors and surfaces clean is a good prevention strategy, cockroaches can get access into your home in other ways. They can get in on infested items like furniture or find their way in through gaps and cracks in doors, walls, and foundations.
Problems associated with cockroaches in and around the home
Cockroaches are one of the most resilient pests. They are great at hiding, they breed fast, and they can be resistant to some chemical methods of control (as are their eggs).
When you have a cockroach problem in your home, you have to act fast. Not least because they carry some nasty bacteria, parasites, and viruses particularly types that can cause food poisoning. Their droppings can also contain a fungus that can trigger allergies and asthma.
Do I really need to get rid of cockroaches?
When you see a cockroach scuttling under your cooker, there are a few things you might consider:
A) Googling ‘how to get rid of cockroaches’ and buying some DIY products;
B) Contacting a pest control company to come and get rid of them for you;
C) Hoping that odd cockroach isn’t the sign of a bigger problem and doing nothing.
Option C is not really an option. Cockroaches reproduce quickly. That odd one you see might be one of many that are hiding out behind your walls and multiplying every day you don’t deal with the problem.
Solutions: The DIY route
Cockroaches are experts at hiding and they are pretty resilient, as we mentioned. In fact, they might just be resistant to those DIY products you bought online. You probably won’t be able to tackle an infestation unless you have access to the right equipment, knowledge, and products. Speaking of which…
The professional route
Contego’s highly-trained and experienced technicians can eradicate cockroaches from your home and help you to prevent them from coming back. Professional pest control is the only effective way to guarantee protection from a cockroach infestation and peace of mind for you and your family.
Cost of DIY vs professional service
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