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What is the Best Way to Get Rid of Cockroaches?

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In Florida, it can seem like cockroaches are everywhere, especially during the summer. The rain drives them to seek dry places, and the best option is often your home. And if you think there’s no way roaches could get inside your house, you might want to think again – roaches can easily squeeze themselves through cracks or holes the same height as two pennies stacked on top of each other. And once they are inside, they are hard to deal with since they are nearly indestructible, don’t need lots of food and water, and reproduce quickly.

These creepy insects definitely don’t belong in anyone’s home, so how do you get them out and keep them out?

Bait Stations and Glue Strips

Typically, the two most common roach control methods are using bait stations and glue traps. For DIYers out there, these are pretty much your only two options: poisoning and trapping.

There are a variety of bait traps on the market, and the most popular type nowadays use gel. You simply place drops of the gel on inaccessible surfaces 10 ft apart, and the roaches will be drawn to it. They will eat it, go back to their colony, spread the insecticide to the rest of the bunch, and die shortly.

You can also use glue traps to gauge population numbers. Place the sticky traps in an area where the roaches are known to come and go, and check it periodically to see how many get stuck. Using glue traps in combination with bait stations is recommended for the best effect. 

Nothing Like the Pros

Roaches can be incredibly tricky and resilient critters. It can be hard to eliminate every last one from your home and to keep them out in the future. That’s why the best method for getting rid of cockroaches is clear: hire a professional pest control service. And when it comes to pest control services in central Florida, the best one is also clear: Heron.

The Heron Pest Max program is the most comprehensive pest control service possible. You will not only get treatment for cockroaches, but also every other pest you can think of: spiders, ants, flies, wasps, even rats and mice. Our services will ensure that your home remains pest-free all year long with 6 comprehensive scheduled treatments, and as many follow-ups as you need to control your pest problem. To learn more about our services or to schedule a free consultation, give us a call at 1.877.772.0826.

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