After my niece had a serious reaction to pest control, I realized that we were up against a few big problems. For starters, I knew that we needed to identify the types of pests that we were struggling with, and then we needed to find green products that would be safe for her to be around. It was a little bit of a challenge at first, but within a few weeks we found a company that offered the perfect line of products. I wanted to start a blog completely committed to pest control, so I started this site. Read more about keeping your family safe here.
Have you recently discovered that roaches have moved into your home? Do you have a relatively clean house and still have pests coming in? Whether talking about German cockroaches or American cockroaches that are also known as palmetto bugs or water bugs in some parts of the country, dealing with a roach infestation can be a frustrating experience. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to help. A few of the most important include:
Call a professional: Your first instinct may be to simply go to the store and purchase various insecticide products, but this isn't always the answer. Most products available at your local store are intended only for short-term use. Long-term use could have adverse effects on the health of you and your family. In addition, roaches can build up a resistance to these chemicals. A pest control service is going to have access to a wider variety of chemicals that are safer to use for long-term use and that can be swapped out whenever it appears that the roach population is becoming resistant. This results in more complete and faster eradication than you'd be able to accomplish on your own.
Fix plumbing leaks: As with any other living creature, roaches need water in order to survive. Due to their small size, they don't need a lot of water every day and can subsist off of even relatively minor amounts of moisture, such as from a bathroom faucet that only drips once every couple of minutes. Fixing every possible leak and using a tight-fitting stopper in your drains when they're not in use is going to limit access to any sort of moisture, making your home a much less hospitable environment for the roaches. If your pest control service uses bait stations, a lack of water will help to make these bait stations more attractive as the roaches seek out sources of water.
Clean your garage: If you have a garage where you store seasonal items or just stuff that you don't use very often, it's time to clean up the area and get rid of any cardboard boxes that you're using for storage. Although not a favorite food, roaches can eat cardboard to survive. And since a garage is exposed to the outside air more often than the inside of your home, the cardboard is likely to absorb any humidity from the air which will make them an even more attractive lunch. Start buying plastic totes and using them to store things in instead of cardboard boxes, eliminating yet another food and water source for the roaches in question.
Contact a service, like Southern Greens Pest Control, for more help.Share
19 March 2018