Cockroach control is vital because these insects can transmit dangerous diseases along with contaminating your valuable foodstuffs. A cockroach may have E. coli on its body, and as it walks on your dishes or eating utensils, these pathogens will contaminate the items. When you ingest this type of bacteria, you will have horrible consequences such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. You might think that you can get rid of cockroaches on your own with essential oils or store-bought products, but these insects are resistant to everyday extermination methods. It is better to call a professional exterminator to eliminate filthy cockroaches.
How to Get Rid of Cockroaches?
You must get rid of any clutter where the cockroaches can hide. It is important to keep your home clean so that the insects can’t find any food. Don’t leave dirty dishes on your kitchen’s countertop or in a dishwasher, and also, make sure to cover the food that is inside a refrigerator. You should also keep your kitchen cupboards organized and clean. To keep cockroaches from entering food containers, transfer pasta, rice or cereal to sealed containers. Cockroaches also seek moisture, so you must make sure that the plumbing in a building isn’t leaking drops of water. You should vacuum the carpets and mop the floors at least once a week, and also, remove trash from the building. Outside a building, you should seal open areas around window frames and doors so that the cockroaches can’t enter.
There are several species of cockroaches that require different types of extermination methods. The most common types of cockroaches include:
• German cockroach – Smaller cockroaches with brown bodies • American cockroach – found in moist areas such as basements • Oriental cockroach – large insects with a shiny black body • Brown-banded cockroach – have distinctive brown markings
There are approximately 4,000 species of cockroaches around the world, but most remain outside. However, there are about 30 types that will invade buildings, and some varieties of cockroaches are able to hitch a ride on someone’s luggage or in a moving van. After identifying the cockroach species, an exterminator can plan how to stop the roach infestation.
Professional Cockroach Extermination
Using amateur methods for the control of cockroaches can lead to a stronger population of the insects. In addition, you risk contaminating your family pets or your children with dangerous sprays that may cause long-term health problems. If a building has cockroaches, then you must eliminate the insects because the cockroaches breed, leading to tiny nymphs that grow into adults quickly. Professional cockroach control is the best way to get rid of the insects. The pesticides used by the exterminator will eradicate most adult insects, and the remaining adults will carry dangerous chemicals back to the cockroach nests.
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How To Spot a Cockroach Infestation
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When you are trying to determine if there are cockroaches in your apartment, business or home, there are several things to look for. A cockroach will travel through dirty areas such as sewer lines, picking up dangerous debris such as waste that contains bacteria. You may find trails of waste on countertops or inside cabinets, and it is essential to wash away this debris. Additional signs of a roach infestation might include tiny black droppings along with a musty odor that permeates the building. Cockroaches tend to become active at night, but the insects will also hide under boxes and containers, so if you lift these items, then you may see cockroaches scurrying around. Immature cockroaches will shed exoskeletons several times, and you may find this type of debris along the baseboards of a building.
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