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Eliminating a Cockroach infestation in your home

30 May Eliminating a Cockroach infestation in your home

 

They are tiny, repulsive, live in the filthiest corners of the world and the worst part, they come in the masses. ‘La Cucaracha’ or the cockroach has a reputation that far precedes it.

Even the sight of a single cockroach is enough for homeowners to panic.

Some are just revolted by the icky critters while others get the jitters seeing them scuttle away. In fact, the word ‘Katsaridaphobia’, means fear of cockroaches.

Irrespective of whether you are cockroach phobic or not, a roach infestation demands immediate attention because roaches can cause a wide range of health issues. The most recent addition to the list is allergy.

If you have recently been spotting cockroaches in your home, then they may be hiding away, possibly in multitudes waiting to take over the kitchen and other areas of your home in the dark.

So, how do you eliminate a cockroach infestation in your home? Do not even give it a second thought. Speak to a pest control company in Vancouver that specializes in bug removal.

And contrary to public notion, not all companies use pesticides or insecticides that are toxic to humans. Newer and safer methods of pest control are available.

But if you wish to use DIY methods, then here are a few things you’d like to know.

The type of Cockroaches you may encounter

While there are almost 4500 different species of cockroaches around the world, thankfully, only 1% of these resilient insects are considered to be pests that invade homes in quest of food or warmth.

In Canada, the most common varieties that are encountered are, the American cockroach, oriental cockroach, the German cockroach, the brown banded cockroach and the wood cockroach.

There can only be one thing worse than a cockroach. It’s a cockroach that flies!

You’d be glad to know that even though all of these species have wings, they do not use it for a consistent flight. Any flight attempts are usually short distance glides. Whew!

DIY Cockroach Control

The cockroach first appeared on the planet 400 million years ago and they are still around in huge numbers. This means, that these guys are expert survivors, making DIY methods extremely ineffective.

Even if you do find all the hiding places which they use (highly unlikely), they lay eggs which are protected by an egg capsule which will not be affected by the insecticide you probably bought over the counter.

Considering the serious health implications that can be caused by an infestation, most homeowners do not hesitate to speak to a professional roach removal company in Vancouver.

Preventing Cockroaches in your home

Eliminating a Cockroach If you are fortunate enough to have been spared the horror of a cockroach infestation in your home, then here are a few methods that you can use to keep these insects out of your property.

When roaches enter your premises, it does not mean that it is unsanitary. They may either be looking for food, warmth (to escape the harsh Canadian winters) or moisture.

Eliminate these three and you significantly reduce the risk of an invasion.

Did you know that insect removal Vancouver companies also help you to create a protective barrier around your home that keeps cockroaches out? Speak to a local company today to get more information.