There’s not much that can make a homeowner or business owner call a pest control company faster than discovering they have cockroaches. While most people will tolerate ants or spiders in their home for a little while, the sight of just one cockroach is enough to make them immediately reach for their phones and call a Temecula pest control company.
Cockroaches have a reputation for invading dirty spaces—trash bins or dirty kitchens where food is often left out—but they can just as easily live in clean spaces. So if you see cockroaches in your home, don’t panic! It doesn’t necessarily say anything about the cleanliness of your home. It just means the cockroaches found some source of food or water in your home. It could be something as simple as leaving out a bowl of pet food overnight or a leaky pipe under a sink.
Calling a pest control company as soon as you see that first roach is the right thing to do. Cockroaches can multiply quickly once they enter a space. Certain types of female roaches can produce up to 400 offspring in their short lifespans!
Should You Try DIY Roach Control First?
There are multiple DIY cockroach control products on the market and on the shelves of home improvement stores, and there are also plenty of home remedies made from common household products, but their effectiveness is limited. Over-the-counter sprays only help you get rid of the roaches you can see, and it’s likely that there are many roaches you don’t see! “Bombs” and foggers may be a little more effective in killing roaches in hidden places, but should be used with caution.
There are several different types of roaches found in the Temecula area and it’s important to know what type you have. Some cockroach control products work on a certain kind of roach, but not on others.
By going the DIY route when it comes to cockroach control in your home, you are likely just delaying the inevitable. Most people find that they aren’t able to get rid of their cockroaches on their own and end up eventually calling a Temecula pest control company. And usually by then, the problem is a lot worse than it was when they first noticed they had cockroaches.
Keeping Cockroaches Out of Your Home
Preventative measures are also encouraged when you have, or want to avoid having, a roach problem. Once a pest control company has treated your home for roaches, you’ll want to keep them from coming back. Eliminate their food source by storing food in tightly sealed containers and by regularly cleaning behind your refrigerator, stove, and trash cans. Don’t leave food out. Caulk around any windows that have gaps, seal up any cracks in your walls, and make sure you don’t have any leaks in your plumbing. Our Temecula pest control company can make other recommendations when we come out to your property for your first treatment.
Give us a call today or contact us through our website to schedule an appointment with one of our highly trained pest control technicians.