Cockroaches are some of the most disgusting creatures that you could have the misfortune of invading your home. They are the most common pest on the planet, carrying and spreading diseases, and threatening the health, comfort, and well-being of your family. Cockroaches typically measure between ½ and 3-inches in length, and are extremely common throughout the United States and Canada. Entering your home in search of food, water, and shelter, these guys can breed and colonize exceptionally quickly, and once you have problems with cockroach infestation, things could start to get really bad. Roaches are known carriers of disease and bacteria, causing allergies, skin rashes, food poisoning, diarrhea, and the onset of asthma attacks. Although there are some effective measures that can be employed against the invitation of cockroaches, those being: proper and correct food storage and daily cleaning, further steps may need to be employed if your problem has already begun.
How to Prevent Cockroaches from becoming a Problem
Prevention is always better than the cure, and the same can be said for cockroach, as well as other pest control situations. Here are some helpful hints that are going to help you identify if you are in the danger zone or not.
Identify Problem Areas
As an examination method to check if you have a roach problem, use a flashlight to check around the vulnerable and sensitive areas of your home. These areas include places like the kitchen, under the fridge, along the underside of kitchen cupboards and cabinets, under the sink, any crevices in the cabinets, shelves and closet door corners, as well as the bathroom sink, shower drain, and bathroom cabinets.
Glue strips can also be used to identify areas that may have heavier cockroach traffic. These can be used to identify the most strategic points of entry and infestation in your home, and thus, should be used and placed accordingly. While this will give you a good indication as to the extent of your possible infestation, further, more drastic measure should be taken. Calling a professional is always best.
Caulking as a Prevention
Even though traps and baits are an effective means of killing some unwanted roaches, stopping them from getting into your house in the first place is always the best place to start. Take a walking tour of your house and take note of any gaps and holes that may be potential cockroach entry points. Caulking these gaps, holes, and crevices will help to stop roaches form entering your home in the first place, making your battle all the easier. Additionally, be sure to check all the weather strips on your door and windows, replacing any broken strips immediately, before it’s too late.
Professional Help is at Hand
If you happen to be the unfortunate victim of a cockroach infestation, the best thing that you can do is to call your local pest control professionals. Power Pest Control are your experts in the local pest control game, and have the necessary skills and expertise to make your roach problem an insect after thought.