No pests are liked very well and roaches may be the most despised of them all. Just the thought of these disgusting creatures crawling around your kitchen sink is enough to make one's skin crawl, so the question is: How do we get rid of these obnoxious pests? Let’s find out. Here is a three step program to eliminate cockroaches from your house once and for all.
Clean and Declutter Your House
The most important step you can take before, during, or after your cockroach infestation is to keep your home as neat as possible. This means cleaning away all loose food and water sources and organizing your belongs to reduce potential hiding spots. As to the first part, it’s vital that you remove any crumbs or puddles of water so that roaches won’t have anything to eat or drink, so vacuum the carpets regularly, disinfect floors and countertops, and insulate pipes to prevent condensation. To remove hiding spots, keep items such as clothes, electronics, children's toys, boxes, etc., in order so that these pests won’t have any places to scurry around out of sight.
Use Baits and Pesticides
Next, to remove roaches you’re going to need to use various baits and pesticides. Spray pesticides in high traffic locations such as underneath refrigerators and inside cracks and crevices. In order to draw the more reserved roaches out from hiding, place poisoned bait in various places throughout your house. Be careful, though. Only use baits and pesticides as instructed, and keep them away from small children and pets.
Check Your Progress With Glue Traps
Finally, use glue traps to determine how much longer you need to use pest control methods. Glue traps are strips of paper which are sticky on one side and are used to immobilize pests such as cockroaches. Continue to use pesticides and baits until no new cockroaches get stuck on your traps. If you think you’ve seen the last of your roach problem, leave the glue pads out for an extra week just to make sure.
Not only are cockroaches horrible to find around your house, they can also be very dangerous. Cockroaches can cause diseases such as dysentery, polio and typhoid through the germs they carry and their body fluids are known to aggravate allergies. Fortunately, with a few quick steps, they are easily taken care of. For more information, or to receive quality pest control services, contact Germantown today.