Were you disgusted after finding cockroach droppings hidden behind the canisters on your kitchen countertop? Unless you know of a cockroach problem that was treated in your home and the droppings were left behind, there are cockroaches living in your home. Even if you have not actually seen any roaches running around, it is important to invest in extermination assistance before the problem grows out of control. The reason you have not seen any cockroaches is likely due to the pests only coming out during the nighttime hours. If you do not invest in pest control, you might start seeing the pest running around at all hours of the day and night.
What Causes Cockroaches to Enter a House?
Many homeowners believe that keeping their home clean can keep cockroaches away. Although a clean home is the best way to prevent a cockroach infestation, it will not necessarily keep the pest away completely. The reason is that moisture can also attract cockroaches, whether it be from high humidity levels or a water leak in a home. Even if there is not a moisture issue in a home, cockroaches could enter a clean home simply because there are food crumbs in the garbage can. It is important to keep trash cans emptied out and floors thoroughly swept or vacuumed.
How Do Professionals Kill Cockroaches?
Professional exterminators can kill cockroaches in several ways, including laying out roach bait. The reason roach bait is effective is that it provides poison that cockroaches take back to their nests to poison other roaches. Another way that cockroaches are exterminated is by applying insecticide to the cracks in kitchen and bathroom cabinets, as were other cracks where the pests are known to hide. The most common method of pest control for cockroaches is for a home to be sprayed with insecticide. A combination of pest control methods can be used for the best results.
Will Cockroaches Be Seen After Extermination?
Do not be surprised if you begin to see cockroaches crawling around after your home has been exterminated. The reason is that the pesticide will make the pest feel uncomfortable in their usual hiding spots and they will find ways to exit your home. Cockroaches might also show up and die shortly after coming out of their hiding spot. You can rest assured that seeing cockroaches right after your home has been exterminated is a sign that the pesticide is doing its job.
For more info, contact a company like Rice's Termite and Pest Control Services.