Learning About Natural Pest Control

Learning About Natural Pest Control

Don't Bug Out! Cockroaches Can Be Controlled With These Professional Tips

by Norah Slieker

If there is one unwelcome site you don't want to see in your home, it is a slew of cockroaches also calling your human dwelling home. As alarming as it can be to realize you have a cockroach problem, all hope is not lost. Contrary to popular myth, cockroaches can be controlled—you just may need some professional guidance to eradicate the problem. Take a look at these pest control tips that can help you curb a cockroach problem while you wait for professional treatment. 

Declutter Your Home 

Cockroaches are masters at hiding, but they also love a home where they do not have to work hard to stay out of sight. Therefore, the more cluttered your house is, the harder it will be to eradicate the pest issue fully. Once a pest control agent comes to your home, they will likely instruct you to declutter as much as possible. So, be sure to get a head start by working through cluttered areas, getting rid of trash, and making sure there are as few hiding places as possible. 

Keep Food Sources Under Control 

Have you heard that cockroaches can live off of just about anything and thrive? From postage-stamp glue to pet hair, cockroaches can and will find sustenance in just about anything. Nevertheless, there are certain food sources they prefer, and these food sources are relatively easy to control. What food sources are they? Pretty much any kind of food you enjoy yourself. For this reason, make sure you do all you can to keep your human food contained in sealed containers, avoid leaving dirty dishes, and make sure there is no access to trash where food scraps could be accessible. 

Use Cockroach Bait Traps 

Cockroach bait traps contain luring bait that is attractive to cockroaches. However, once the cockroach eats the bait, this causes the bug to die. And, as an added bonus, if the bug dies near other roaches, there is a good chance the poison will kill more than one bug because cockroaches do eat their own dead. While this may not completely eliminate a cockroach problem, these bait traps can be a good way to keep numbers low. 

Work with a Local Pest Control Agent to Help 

Even with your own attempts, the best way to get rid of a cockroach problem is to work with a pest control company for ongoing treatment. A pest control agent will evaluate the extent of the problem, the cockroach species, and even your location to determine which treatments will be most suitable. Reach out to a pest control service provider in your area to discuss treatments that may be best for your property. 


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Learning About Natural Pest Control

Hey everyone, my name is Silas. With two allergy prone children, I had to find natural ways to keep bugs from infiltrating our home. In this area, bugs tend to come into the house in droves as soon as the outdoor temperatures drop. When that happens, I'm forced to treat common areas to kill the bugs and keep them from growing in number. I want to share all of the natural pest control techniques I used to keep bugs out of our house. I will also talk about gentle commercial options available for heavy infestations. I hope you will visit my site on a regular basis to learn more.