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Cockroaches exist because of people. You didn’t expect this as an opening line, did you? Truth is, they are one of those species which have drastically increased in population, all thanks to human settlements (along with mice and rats). So, if this is any consolation, it’s not that uncommon to have cockroaches at home.
Nowadays, however, there are ways to keep the cockroaches away and fight an ongoing infestation. With this handy guide, the Fantastic Services team will help you learn how to keep your property cockroach free.
The signs of cockroaches are very straightforward. You probably won’t notice them in the beginning unless you’re lucky. But once the infestation grows, you may be plagued by:
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To start with, you should consider what attracts cockroaches to your home.
Unlike other seasonal pests, cockroaches are a year-round problem. As you see, they’re not picky eaters, so it’s very easy for them to take a liking to your property. Prevention is the best method for dealing with cockroach infestations.
House cockroaches easily find ways to get into your property through cracks and holes in the building. It’s possible that they’ve been there even before you moved in. The plumbing system is another way for them to enter. They often come out from the bathroom drain.
The pesky crawlies also have the habit of hitchhiking a ride into your home on groceries bags, luggage and corrugated cardboard boxes. Yes, you literally may have brought them home yourself. That’s why it’s advisable to always dispose of cardboard moving boxes once they’re not useful anymore. Also, carefully check your luggage when returning from your holiday trip.
Once you find out that your house has been infested with cockroaches, acting immediately is important, as they tend to reproduce fast. There are a few techniques for dealing with a cockroach infestation, and we will start with the most common one.
If the infestation is on your business property, it could cause significant damage to your business image. Especially if your business is food-related. If the infestation is large, it could also cause food contamination and a health hazard. Some diseases are spread through cockroaches, but the population needs to be huge to pose any danger to humans. Also, roaches are on the spiders’ menu, so not taking any precautions may lead to a spider invasion. To learn how to deal with the 8-legged crawlies, read our post on how to deter spiders in your home.
So, the worst damage, most of the time, is psychological. Most people don’t like the idea of creepy crawling creatures roaming their houses at night. And much fewer people like the thought of insects crawling into their beds while they sleep. It probably won’t happen since the bedroom doesn’t contain any food or water, but this can still manifest into nightmares.
Having driven off the infestation, you may want to consider a permanent solution to get rid of cockroaches for good. To do this, consider these most important tasks.
Insulation is one of the best ways to keep roaches and all kinds of crawling insects away from your property. It would keep them out and keep your home warm in the cold winter months.
Ensuring that all your food is tightly sealed is another effective way of keeping the cockroaches uninterested in your home. So, ensure there is no pet food outside of sealed containers, the waste disposal is emptied often, and no food crumbs stay out overnight.
It’s important to make regular inspections of your plumbing and fix any leakage problems. Additionally, you can dry out your sinks and plug the drains before going to bed each night.
The less clutter and unnecessary items you have in your home, the fewer places for the cockroaches to hide. No cockroach goes to a place that is too open and too bright.
Cockroaches are some of nature’s best survivors. Fighting them is not easy, and it’s not uncommon for homeowners to lose the fight repeatedly. In these cases, professional cockroach control is just the solution you need. The Fantastic Services team is always here to help.
Professional pest exterminators often use a more traditional method – fumigation. It involves using an insecticide as gas to exterminate cockroaches in a confined space. You will be asked to leave the property for a few days during the cockroach treatment.
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