GOT A COCKROACH PROBLEM?
Cockroaches multiply quickly, making infestations very likely. They are known for carrying dangerous bacteria that cause sickness, food poisoning, and allergic reactions, especially in children. For the safety of all residents, it is imperative to remove the infestation swiftly. Call Summit for a free pest control estimate.
In the meantime, there are steps you can take to reduce the problem yourself. If the roaches keep coming after trying the methods below, then it is time to call a professional exterminator.
Use roach glue strips to locate large infestations. Place the strips throughout your home, in places where bugs may leave and enter. Watch those areas for a few days. Strips in high-traffic areas will catch the most roaches, and these areas will need the most treatment.
Seal Gaps and Hole with Caulk
Traps can be effective in reducing existing roach populations, but they won’t prevent roaches outside getting in. To prevent future roach problems, use caulk to fill possible entry points such as gaps between walls, small crevices, and entry holes. It will also help to use weather stripping on doors and window seals.
This trap usually comes in a tube and is applied in areas that are most likely to attract roaches. While gel bait can be effective, it can leave many dead roaches lying around your home. It can also dry out and some roach species aren’t attracted to gel bait.
Being similar to gel baits, these stations work by attracting roaches to feed on poison. The poisoned roach then travels back to its hiding spot, dies and is eaten by other roaches, further spreading poison. Bait stations work to an extent, but do not often reach all roaches in a home. They also pose a health issue since they contain poison harmful to humans. Some roach hotels only contain glue to trap the roaches instead.
Boric Acid Powder
Boric acid, commonly found in clothing detergent and toothpaste, is one of the best roach killers. Unfortunately, it is often misused, resulting in residents, children, and pets becoming exposed to it. When used incorrectly, boric acid will lose effectiveness as the cockroaches will be build a resistance to it. Due to this issue, boric acid is not recommended as the sole method for controlling roach infestations.
CALL YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ROACH KILLER
Hiring a Summit specialist to treat a roach infestation can increase safety, offer a more effective approach to getting rid of cockroaches and provide an ongoing solution to cockroach control. It also eliminates the need to have traps scattered around your home.