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Cockroaches are one of the most common and horrifying things for a homeowner to find. They breed quickly, spread disease with every step, have the ability to fly, and are notoriously hard to kill. If you have a cockroach infestation in your home, what can be done about it? Is it something you should handle yourself, or should you seek professional help?

Cockroach Control is Important

If you suspect that you have a cockroach problem, the first thing you should do is verify the infestation. Cockroaches like places that are dark, wet, and secluded. This means areas like the bathroom or under the sink in the kitchen, or inside the walls. They also love laundry areas, and can also be found breeding in any basements or crawl-spaces in your home. Cockroaches only need a few weeks to turn into a swarm, and they will consume anything organic they can get their feelers on.

A sighting is a strong indication of an infestation. Check out other areas in your home that a cockroach might frequent. If you see adult and young cockroaches alike in your home, then chances are that you’ve got yourself an infestation. Now that you know they are there, what can you do about it?

Once they start, cockroaches don’t stop until they’ve devoured everything they can.

DIY Cockroach Treatment Options

If you want to handle the problem yourself, there are a few steps you can take to try to limit the cockroach population.

  • Your first steps should be to eliminate anything that’s attracting them.
    • If there is a dark area of your home, fill it with light.
    • If you have a damp area of your home, make it dry.
    • Of course, your most important step should be to remove their food source. Any organic material they can get, they will devour. If you remove their food, this should greatly reduce their population.
  • Consider your options for traps or sprays.
    • Are you comfortable with the chemicals in over-the-counter pesticides?
    • Are you confident in a trap’s ability to kill hundreds of cockroaches?

After all of these initial steps, some may leave for greener pastures, and some may die out, but to get rid of them completely, you will need to call a professional. Cockroaches have been known to survive at nuclear testing sites. A single bait placed in your kitchen isn’t going to do much if you have a large infestation.

Should I Call a Professional Cockroach Exterminator?

A professional exterminator will know exactly where to look and what to do. They will not only help to completely eliminate the cockroaches’ homes, but they will have the proper pesticides needed to cleanse your home of the threat. It’s important to choose a pest control company that knows which pesticides can take care of the cockroaches without causing harm your family and your pets. A professional cockroach exterminator can also make recommendations about ways to keep cockroaches from visiting you in the future.

Heron Home & Outdoor has eliminated pest populations in countless homes and businesses. We use Integrated Pest Management to get rid of cockroaches in the safest way possible. We’ll work with you to make sure your needs are taken care of, any problems are addressed, and we won’t stop working until the cockroaches are gone for good. Call Heron today for a free estimate!

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