Ridding Your Home of Insects

Seen A Cockroach In Your Home? Hire A Pest Control Service

by Ted Miller

If you saw a cockroach in your home, you need to contact a pest control service. Cockroaches can get into a home in many ways, such as from potatoes from a grocery store, through small cracks or holes in your home, or through an opening around a window or door. No matter how the cockroaches got in, if you see one, you likely have more. Below is information on how a pest control service can kill cockroaches and what you can do to keep them away. 

Pest Control Service

The pest control service will first inspect your home to determine if cockroaches got in through an opening. If found, they will seal these areas up. The exterminator will inspect your home, such as the kitchen, closets, basement, bathroom, and attic. They will use glue strips to help them determine how many cockroaches you have in your home. They will use gel baits to kill as many cockroaches as they can. This bait is a thick gel that is placed on a cardboard card. The gel smells and tastes good to cockroaches, so they will eat it. The contractor will spray outside your home to kill cockroaches.

The main place you find cockroaches in a home is in the kitchen as they can find food and water there. They may find cockroaches under or behind a refrigerator or stove, in your cabinets, and more. If the exterminator finds cockroaches, they will use a wet/dry vacuum to suck them up, along with any dirt and debris. If your home is badly infested with cockroaches, the exterminator may have to come back a second time to kill all of them. 

What You Can Do

There are things you can do at home to help keep cockroaches away. First, make sure all openings are sealed. Next, check your home for dripping faucets as this is a way for them to get water. Hire a plumber if you find any of these. Wipe down counters each night before you go to bed to make sure there are no crumbs. Make sure all food is tightly sealed and in a cabinet or fridge.

You also need to sweep your floor regularly to remove any crumbs that get spilled on it, as well as clean up any spilled liquid. 

The pest control company that you hire can give you more information on how to get rid of cockroaches and keep them away.