Cockroaches slink into your home, hiding under furniture, and skittering across the floor right when you least expect it. These filthy creatures scamper through trash, toilet bowls, and all sorts of slime and grime. If you realize that you have a cockroach problem in your home, all the bacteria the cockroach has picked up from other places could be spread across your kitchen countertops and dining room table. The presence of one cockroach is one too many. Calling a pest pro at the first sign of cockroaches will stop the infestation early and quickly, so more cockroaches are not crawling around your home in search of food.
Preventing cockroaches from coming in
Though it is true that cockroaches love messy, cluttered spaces to nest in, just because you have cockroaches does not mean your home is dirty. Cockroaches are attracted to food sources so if you have little ones who leave a lot of crumbs under the dinner table, cockroaches are happy to help pick up after them. Trash can also be a big draw for cockroaches. If you have a trash can that does not get taken out regularly or has particularly smelly trash, cockroaches may soon become a problem. Keeping your outdoor trash can too close to the house can also make an easy access from the can to your home. Living in an apartment building with messy neighbors can bring cockroaches into your home even though you keep it tidy. Basic prevention of cockroaches includes:
- Sweeping after each meal
- Wiping down countertops and tables regularly with an all purpose spray
- Taking out trash as soon as it is full and storing outdoor garbage cans away from the house
- Have open floors, free of cluttered corners
Cockroaches are known to carry diseases such salmonella, listeria, and even E. Coli. You can not catch these diseases from the simple presence of cockroaches in your home. But because cockroaches are constantly on the hunt, if they get into your pantry and rifle through your food, they can contaminate your dried goods without you knowing it.
Calling a pest pro
If you are wondering what you should do if you have a cockroach problem in your home, buying roach traps and spray on contact insecticides can kill the cockroaches that come out. But for the number of cockroaches in the walls laying more eggs every day, hiring a pest pro will completely eliminate every last cockroach. A professional pest control technician will thoroughly inspect your home and begin treating areas of high activity so cockroaches will bring the insecticide back to their nests. Hiring a pest control company that keeps the safety of your children and pets at the forefront of all of their treatment plans will give you an added comfort that the cockroach infestation will be eliminated while avoiding bringing harmful chemicals into your home that could affect your family.
In San Diego County, the best way to eliminate a cockroach problem in your home is to hire the experienced team at Nixtermite today.