Cockroach control can be tricky. Most people assume that all cockroaches are the same and behave in the same way. This is not true. Firstly, it is important to identify the type of cockroach that is infesting in your premises before planning on what kind of cockroach treatment should be used to control the problem.
Basic cockroach control tip
Sanitation is one of the first things to consider.
- Remove indoor trash
- Make sure food is not left in sink strainers and floor traps
- Keep dishes clean, no residue of food remaining
- All kitchen appliances should be in a clean condition. Food free and grease free.
- No left over food exposed overnight.
When inspecting for cockroaches, thoroughness is important. Place the insecticides as close to their runways and harborages as possible.One way is to look for their dropping. It looks like black pepper, black spot.
- Cracks and Crevices
- Behind and under refrigerators
- Behind and under microwaves and toasters
- Under tops of tables
- Behind and under sinks
- Cabinets-corners and cracks and crevices
- Switchboxes and sockets
Do-it-yourself cockroach control remedy
Getting a Do-it-yourself ( DIY ) spray is a very popular choice among most home owners and business owners. This might seem very useful. One spray and the cockroach is dead. But the problem is, you still keep seeing the cockroach every other day. The reason for this, is because there might be many more hiding at places that you are not aware of. As such, your light cockroach infestation will lead to a heavy cockroach infestation in no time. Getting a professional to come in to solve your problem is still the best way to solve your cockroach problem.
Getting a cockroach control program
One off session will not be able to get rid of your cockroach problem. It is advisable to get a cockroach program to solve your problem. The first step in the program is to bring the infestation down, control it before eradicating the infestation altogether.
Proper inspection, both indoor and outdoor, allows us to understand the infestation level. We will zero in on the root of the problem and target the main harbouring area.
Identifying the types of cockroach allow us to use the appropriate treatment needed to control the infestation.
- Gel baits
- Granular baits
- Baits station
- Residual Insecticide
- Direct elimination