Home roach control helps you avoid an inconvenient, uncomfortable, and unsanitary problem. Like lice, roaches are an insect many people believe won’t be a problem if they follow normal hygiene standards. If that were true, neither of these insects would be seen regularly. As it is, cockroaches are fairly common in Atlanta, but there are a few measures you can take to get rid of them.
Follow these seven steps to keep your home roach-free:
1. Make strategic applications around your living structure and inside your home.
Professional pest control companies have access to highly effective products, and they have the knowledge and tools to use them correctly. Timely treatments are your first defense against cockroaches because they combat infestation regardless of what condition your property is in or what your neighbors are doing.
2. Discuss bait and trap options.
There are a myriad of products available for controlling roaches. Glue traps, bait stations, residuals, insect growth regulators, and other alternatives available through a professional service can help you regardless of the obstacles you’re facing.
3. Sprinkle borax or diatomaceous earth around potential harborage areas and under furniture.
Both of these products pose little risk to homeowners but can significantly help fight off a roach infestation, even if it’s coming from next door. The insects pick up the product particles on their feet, take them back to their homes, and even ingest the product through self-grooming. .
4. Get rid of empty cardboard boxes.
They’re notorious for harboring all kinds of indoor pests, including roaches. In fact, many times people invite them in by using old cardboard boxes from grocery stores or warehouses when moving their items. Roaches are also notorious for laying their egg capsules in the ripple of corrugated cardboard. Depending on the type of roach, one egg capsule can hatch as many as 40-50 baby roaches known as nymphs!
5. Fix plumbing leaks, and monitor your indoor humidity.
Cockroaches thrive in wet conditions, making Georgia summers next to paradise for the pests. They invade homes with any sources of pooling water, as well as those with high levels of indoor humidity. A dehumidifier can help improve your indoor air quality and dry up whatever issues are attracting bugs.
6. Clean up dead bugs wherever they’re found.
A rather disgusting roach survival tip compels these creepy crawlies to eat the bodies of their dead brethren. It helps to hide their presence from predators. Unfortunately, it will also draw them back to your property; so, work with a professional clean up team to tackle serious infestations.
7. Resist the urge to squish cockroaches inside or outdoors.
Another nasty habit that surprisingly encourages the spread of these nasty bugs is squashing them underfoot. While it may be instinct, the species has adapted to benefit from it. A cockroach carries eggs on the outside of its body, so if you come into contact with one, it’s easy to carry those eggs with you once you return home.
Talk to the experts to help you manage home roach control before it’s out of hand. Early prevention is key, and the professionals at North Fulton Pest Solutions are happy to help. Call 770-475-7419 to get on top of home roach control.