Do cockroaches gross and creep you out? Yeah, us too! But, they’re not just creepy to look at, they’re problematic too. Cockroaches can cause a lot of issues from food poisoning, sickness, breathing sensitivities and more. Plus, they can really ruin a business’ reputation. With a superior adaptability, making them natural survivors that can stand up to many bug-killing products, getting rid of Cockroaches can be a difficult task.
When it comes to homes and businesses, cockroaches are typically found in the kitchen or bathroom. They’re also known to hide in these spots:
- Inside cupboards and cabinets;
- Behind or under appliances;
- Around the toilet;
- Near pet food and water;
- In and around cluttered areas;
- Cracks and crevices;
- Wall voids;
- Behind wall clocks or decorations
How Can You Tell If You Have a Cockroach Infestation?
If you see more than one cockroach in your home or business in the daytime, then it’s highly likely that you have a cockroach infestation. There are other signs to watch out for though, particularly:
- Roach Droppings
- Roach Egg Capsules
- Chewed Food Packaging
- Shed Skin
- Unusual Odors
- Multiple Cockroach Sightings In Daylight
- If you’re seeing them during the day, then there’s a chance their population is so big that their nesting sites are overcrowded.
What is the Best Way to Eliminate Cockroaches?
Getting rid of cockroaches can be a huge challenge. It can take lots of time and the task usually takes more than one single treatment in order to gain back control of your home. Many people try bait products off the shelves or aerosol sprays that claim to get rid of cockroaches; however, simply spraying or poisoning them won’t take care of the bigger infestation.
The best way to get rid of cockroaches is to hire a licensed pest control expert who has experience getting rid of species-specific cockroaches. They have the know-how and experience to assess your situation and identify the cockroach’s species. With this knowledge, they can implement the right treatment plan. Most importantly, when you hire an experienced pest control technician, you can rest assured that they will be able to work to find out where the cockroaches are originating in your home and will go deeper to eliminate them thoroughly.
It is common for cockroaches to come from a neighbouring unit, so communication with management should be part of the eradication strategy. They are rarely a one off in a unit when it gets to the point of being reported as a problem.
Contact Solutions Pest Control today if you need help solving a cockroach infestation in your home or business.