Frisco's Step-By-Step Guide To Effective Cockroach Control
April 7, 2021
The cockroach is one of the most resilient and frustrating pests Frisco residents can encounter. They're quick, durable, and potentially dangerous due to their ability to spread different bacteria and diseases.
If you see one or two scurrying around in your kitchen, that is usually a sign that a whole colony has set up shop inside your home and they're looking to make a meal out of whatever food they can find.
The first and most important step in cockroach control is identifying if you have an existing cockroach problem or if you need to do preventative maintenance to avoid an infestation. This step-by-step guide will give you some handy tips on how to spot, prevent, and eliminate the cockroaches in your Frisco home.
How To Determine If You Have A Roach Problem
The number one way to determine if you have a roach problem is to catch these little crumb thieves red-handed. Roaches typically feed at night, so by paying a visit to your kitchen or pantry at night after the lights have been off for a while, you can oftentimes catch them in the act. Roaches are crafty little critters so this isn't always a guaranteed way to catch them. You may also need to look under furniture and heavy appliances to see if you can spot them or their droppings. Roaches like to set up camp close to the kitchen due to the abundance of crumbs and hiding places, but they will also occupy basements, laundry rooms, and bathrooms.
How To Help Prevent A Possible Infestation
If you don't find these nasty nuisances or any of their droppings in your home, your next course of action should be preventative maintenance. Here are a few steps you can take to reduce the chances of cockroaches making their way into your Frisco home.
Clean, Clean, Clean
Roaches absolutely love clutter. It gives them places to hide and more opportunities to find crumbs and dropped food. By giving your home a deep clean, you'll create an environment that isn't roach-friendly. Remember to keep dishes washed and the trash taken out regularly. It's important to clean the hard-to-reach spots like under heavy appliances and the backs of cupboards. Places like these serve as likely hideouts for roaches so keeping them crumb-free is important.
Seal Unused Food/Pet Food
Unsealed food left out overnight or for long periods of time is an open invitation to these tiny terrors. By sealing both human and pet food when not in use, you'll let roaches know that the buffet is closed.
Seal Entry Points
Seal around entry points including:
- Utility pipes
- Cracks or crevices on the outside of your home.
What To Do If You Have An Existing Roach Problem
If you've confirmed the presence of roaches in your home, the best thing to do is to call a professional right away. Once a roach infestation is underway, it can be very difficult to manage. Roaches are resourceful and resilient and they multiply very fast. While deep cleaning and store-bought chemicals may help a bit, they don't address the root of the problem, which means roaches will just repopulate, in time. Professionals know what solutions will work best to treat your specific situation.
How Adams Exterminating Company Can Help
Adams Exterminating Company has years of experience finding and eliminating roach infestations all around Plano and the North Texas area. Our expert technicians use the industry's safest and most efficient methods to quickly address roach problems while protecting your home from future threats as well.
Schedule your free inspection today or contact us at 888-966-9043 with any pest control questions.