Cockroaches are unsightly pests that have been a bother to human beings for thousands of years. These are incredibly tough insects that could probably make it through nuclear fallout. They appear out of nowhere, and cause distress to the residents whose homes they infest. But how do they get there? And how do you keep them out? Cockroaches usually get around by moving between walls and by traveling in infested objects. If you suspect that there are cockroaches in your home, give The Exterminators in Hamilton a call.
Cockroaches migrate from one area to the next by crawling through the walls and plumbing of the building. They may also hitch a ride in a cardboard box, a bag of groceries, or a piece of infested furniture. Cockroaches are much like a curse in that they can appear from seemingly nowhere. They can flatten their bodies to squeeze their way through very small gaps, and they can walk on any surface. Baby cockroaches are incredibly small, and once they are inside the home, they will multiply. One pregnant cockroach will cause a full-blown infestation in a matter of weeks.
How to Avoid an Infestation
If you live in a high-rise, do your best to keep your unit clean. Cockroaches are drawn to dirty kitchens and bathrooms. Clean your floors, do the dishes, and use airtight containers to store your food. Keep your drains clean. This will make your unit smell a little less appetizing to insects. You should also seal up any cracks you find in the kitchen cupboards, baseboards, or walls to keep pests out. Put a floor sweep on the bottom of your front door. If you ever come across a cockroach in a shared area, like the laundry room, report it immediately.
How to Get Rid of Cockroaches
Getting rid of cockroaches usually requires professional intervention. Cockroaches are constantly evolving to resist pesticides. The products that licensed professionals use are updated to eliminate cockroaches effectively, and the tools they use reach into the hiding spots that you can’t get to with a regular spray. Professional insecticides also last for several weeks after their application, ensuring that no baby cockroaches survive in the following weeks. Call a pest control company near you and speak with the technician for advice. Do not apply any other insecticides yourself and trust in the technician’s process. What you can do to help is to continue cleaning on a regular basis.
Call us if you are worried about a potential cockroach infestation. We provide inspections and solutions to all pest problems. Our technicians are trained and experienced in all kinds of pest problems. We use top-of-the-line products that work much better than any DIY or store-bought solutions. When it comes to cockroaches, we use an ultra-light volume mist that draws cockroaches out of their hiding spots and eliminates them on sight. Call us now for guaranteed pest control in Hamilton and beyond.