How to Get Rid of Cockroaches
Serving North Bay and East Bay Areas
Cockroaches: not only common in the warmer parts of the United States, but also universally disliked! Just the word alone can send people running. If you’ve seen a roach on your property–brace yourself–you almost certainly have more! Because they are extremely adept at hiding in small places, you could have hundreds of cockroaches in your building–and not even know it! Roach motels and sprays can only do so much to eliminate these horrifying insects, and they may just drive them further into your home or business. Check out our cockroach prevention tips, and if you’ve seen signs of a cockroach infestation, it’s important to consult professionals right away. If you have cockroaches in your business or home, call the Hitmen Termite & Pest Control today!
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Cockroach Prevention Tips
In order to fully eliminate and discourage cockroaches, your property must be completely clear of anything that resembles food, water, or shelter for cockroaches. They are incredible scavengers, and will eat almost anything, including paper and soap! Learn how to keep these filthy insects out of your home with our cockroach prevention tips.
Here are the basic steps Hitmen recommends for keeping your property roach-free:
- Eliminate Food Sources for Cockroaches: Roaches are attracted to fruits, vegetables, crumbs, and garbage. They can feast on all of this, and if you make it easy for them, they will be more than happy to do just that.
- Sweep, mop, and Clean to Prevent Cockroaches: When you drop crumbs on the floor and leave them there, you’re basically inviting cockroaches to come to a free buffet.
- Eliminate Hiding Places: Cockroaches will use anything for hiding, and they can fit into very small cracks. It’s important to seal cracks and eliminate clutter, boxes, and anything else that could provide a hiding spot.
- Sprays or Chemicals: Boric acid and roach traps can help, but only when used with proper hygiene and exclusion practices. Sprays wear off quickly, and will not work by themselves.
When Cockroach Prevention Isn’t Enough – Call a Cockroach Exterminator
Cockroaches are worse than simply skin-crawling–they’re carriers of bacteria and pathogens. Because they’ll go anywhere and eat anything, roaches can pick up diseases and pathogens from the darkest places, scattering these dangers throughout your building. A professional cockroach exterminator is your best bet for eliminating these disgusting pests. Hitmen Termite & Pest Control uses Integrated Pest Management to get rid of cockroaches in the most efficient 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 the Hitmen today to treat and prevent your pest problems!Back to Cockroach Exterminators – Control – Removal