Cockroaches are a resilient and resourceful pest found in households throughout the world. Commonly found in kitchens where they scavenge, roaches hide during the day in cracks or behind appliances until dark when they come out to find food. Cockroaches are an unpleasant sight to find in your home, but what’s worse is that they are also known to carry a number of diseases which is why having a professional roach control and removal specialist is so important.
Cockroaches are tough and persistent. Some species can live up to two months without food or water and a single female and her offspring can reproduce to a population of over 30,000 individuals within a single year. Under the right conditions it’s easy to see how a cockroach infestation can quickly get out of hand. Fortunately with the right approach cockroaches can be effectively treated using a combination of products and integrated pest management. The first step is to prepare your kitchen by removing food from cabinets and pulling out appliances such as the oven and refrigerator to make room for inspection. A clean kitchen is important for starving roaches of easily accessible food in the form or crumbs or spilled grease. Once prepared and cleaned it’s time to tackle the roaches head on by scheduling a free inspection with a skilled pest control technician equipped with the necessary tools to put an end the infestation.
- Inspect new furniture and appliances for signs of cockroaches before bringing into home
- Clean up food quickly to starve and slow down population growth
- Remove unused pet food
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If you have a cockroach problem in your home or apartment, it’s important to know what attracts cockroaches first. Learn more here.