Cockroaches are nasty little pests that can turn up in any home. Just the sight of a cockroach crawling across your kitchen counter can make your skin crawl. Seeing a cockroach in your kitchen when you have guests over can be outright embarrassing. Too many cockroaches can also pose a health risk to your family and guests.
You need to take action if you want to get rid of those cockroaches and keep your home clean and safe. Here are five foolproof solutions from an East Valley cockroach exterminator for keeping cockroaches out of your home:
Cockroaches are attracted to your home because of food sources. Even small crumbs left on the countertop or the floors can be a feast for cockroaches. The same is true for spills or even the remains of spills, such as sticky liquids or sauces.
You can keep East Valley cockroaches out of your home by keeping it clean. Wipe up counter tops when you are done cooking or eating, and sweep and mop your floors regularly. Make sure you clean behind appliances, such as your stove, refrigerator, and microwave. There may be plenty of food sources lurking behind them to draw in cockroaches. If you’re not vigilant about this, then you might need to hire a cockroach exterminator near the East Valley to take care of it.
Despite its natural-sounding name, diatomaceous earth is poison to cockroaches. You can buy some from a home improvement store. Sprinkle the powder around the area where you’ve seen cockroaches, such as a thin line around your appliances or on the ledge behind your countertops. Just be careful to keep it off areas where you will prepare food.
Diatomaceous earth dries out cockroaches and kills them. They will eat it and take it back to their nest, and they will all die.
Boric acid is what you find in Borax, which is a popular cleaner and laundry additive. You can find it in just about any store where you would buy household cleaners. Boric acid can kill cockroaches and other common pests, such as ants.
Sprinkle a thin line of boric acid around appliances, windows, and other points where you might find cockroaches. You can also buy a spray form of boric acid.
Plenty of commercial baits are available to help you get rid of cockroaches. These baits can be small pellets that the cockroaches will eat and die. The poison in the pellets can also remain active in the cockroach’s feces, which the other bugs will eat and then die themselves.
Some commercial bait involves glue that traps the cockroach so that it can’t get to food or water. It will starve and die.
Insect growth regulators can be purchased over-the-counter at home improvement and specialty stores. They don’t kill the roaches, but do what their name suggests: Inhibit their growth. They prevent cockroaches from becoming full adults that can reproduce and lay eggs. These inhibitors can also prevent eggs from hatching.
Growth regulators do not kill roaches, so they won’t do anything to solve your current problem. You can use them to control the population, and you can use another method to kill the cockroaches you already have.
No one wants cockroaches in their home. Not only are they gross and unsightly, but they are also unclean. Use these tips to get rid of cockroaches in your home. They will help you manage your problem, but they are not guaranteed to eradicate it. The best thing you can do to get rid of cockroaches in your home and to keep them out is to hire experienced local plumbers to develop a pest treatment plan for your home. You can use the other over-the-counter methods when you can’t get an exterminator in right away.
Varsity Termite and Pest Control can help you keep your home safe from cockroaches and other pests, such as ants, termites, spiders, scorpions, and more. Our experienced, local exterminators have tried-and-true strategies for dealing with pests common in Arizona. They know how to find the pests that may be hidden deep in the crevices of your home, and they know how to get rid of those pests and keep them out. Our exterminators offer maintenance pest control also to help prevent new pests from entering. Contact us in Arizona today to schedule an inspection or to set up a plan for maintenance pest control services.
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