When cockroaches get inside your home, you might think that the best solution is to purchase some cockroach control products to address the issue, but this is actually not the best way to get rid of cockroaches. Let’s take a look at some key facts you should know about cockroaches in Hot Springs and discuss what works best to get rid of them.
Common Types Of Roaches In Hot Springs
There are basically three types of roaches in our service area. One type gets into homes and prefers to stay. German cockroaches are an example of this type of cockroach. One type may get inside your home but doesn’t prefer to stay. Oriental cockroaches are an example of this type of cockroach.
The last kind of roach is sort of in the middle. American cockroaches fall into this category. While they commonly get into homes and stay, they actually prefer to be outside where it is more humid. It is important to understand these factors as they can help you determine how much control is required.
Why Cockroach Infestations Are So Dangerous
Another factor to consider when determining the best way to deal with a cockroach infestation is to consider how much of a danger they present. Roaches are linked to the spread of more than 33 kinds of bacteria, seven human pathogens, and at least six parasitic worms.
They also increase hospitalizations for asthma-related symptoms. These pests can make you sick, so it is important to address this threat with effective control methods when you see signs of cockroach infestation.
Why Professional Cockroach Control Is The Way To Go
Cockroaches are not easy to control – particularly if they prefer to be inside your home. If you find a cockroach in your house and it is a German cockroach, you should immediately contact a professional. Pest professionals use treatment methods that counteract the natural defensive behaviors and resistances of pest cockroaches.
If you find Oriental cockroaches or American cockroaches in your home, you may try using natural methods, such as moisture control, sanitation, and exclusions first. These could fix your problem and they work far better than control products. If these are not enough, or you don’t want to find out if they will be enough, contact Advanced Pest Control for pest control in Hot Springs.
Five No-Sweat Tips To Prevent Roaches From Returning To Your Home
If you contact Advanced Pest Control for a cockroach treatment and you rid your home of roaches, what is the next step? We recommend learning how to get rid of cockroaches naturally on your property. Here are five examples of what to do:
- Remove leaves and other organic materials that can create damp habitats for roaches.
- Clean blockages out of your gutters and make any necessary repairs to your gutter system. This will reduce perimeter moisture which is very attractive to roaches.
- Keep garbage in covered receptacles and keep receptacles free of strong odors that can attract roaches from a distance.
- If you have a dog, keep on top of waste clean-up. Cockroaches feed on animal waste.
- Seal your exterior. You can use a caulking gun to fill in holes and seal gaps. Replace weatherstripping, door sweeps, screens, and frames that have vulnerabilities. Cover vents with screen material, and perform other exclusions to deter cockroaches from getting inside.
If you want the greatest level of protection from cockroaches, consider a residential pest control plan. Reach out to Advanced Pest Control today if you live in Hot Springs. We’ll help you find the right plan for your specific needs.
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