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How to get rid of cockroaches

The best way to eliminate cockroaches completely is to contact us, the professionals. The cockroach control professionals at Ehrlich have been trained to locate where roach infestations originate. Using the best paste, gel, granular, and liquid cockroach baits available, we find the nests, remove them and provide methods for you to prevent cockroaches from returning.

There are a lot of cockroach control methods that people can use. The problem is that cockroaches are notoriously hard to kill and just two of them can create a lot more. Generally speaking, if you see a couple of cockroaches, there are probably a lot more and they are very good at hiding.

Call us at 800-837-5520 or use our online contact form to schedule an appointment for your free inspection. We will find the cockroach infestation and prevent them from returning.


DIY Cockroach Control

You may decide to try to get rid of cockroaches on your own using DIY products. Although DIY products may appear to offer some immediate control of visible adult cockroaches, they often cannot promise a long-term solution, as they require precise placement.

If a DIY cockroach control treatment is not thorough, cockroach eggs can survive and hatch after one or two months. To control a cockroach infestation effectively, you have to treat the nesting/hiding areas to avoid re-infestation. Ehrlich pest specialists know just where to find these hiding areas and can help you get on your way to being roach-free.

Cockroach prevention tips

Did you know that cockroaches are more active than ever in the summertime? While roaches are certainly a year-round pest, the summer heat encourages them out even more. Most roach species are drawn to warm or moist environments, which is why they frequently inhabit bathrooms, kitchens, and basements.

Many cockroaches are less active in the winter, but rising temperatures encourage them to resume activity. When there is extreme heat, cockroaches that otherwise stay outdoors will flood inside in search of food, water, and shelter. This is why we get so many calls for roach infestations in the summer.

Your property could be an ideal breeding ground for certain species of cockroaches. They have multiple ways they can gain entry through cracks, crevices, vents, sewers and pipe drains. The most effective way to prevent cockroaches is to deny them easy access to food, water and shelter, which are the main factors that attract them into your home or business.

Here are some practical steps you can take to keep cockroaches out and prevent an infestation.

  • Eliminate food sources by storing dry foods in tightly sealed containers or in sealed plastic bags. Do not leave food sitting out on counters or liquids in sinks or buckets.
  • Clean up! Clear all food debris and liquid spillage from food prep areas, under sinks and appliances. Empty your garbage on a daily basis and keep all garbage or compost in sealed bins.
  • Remove pet food as well as water bowls and litter trays before nighttime.
  • Rinse cans, bottles and plastics before putting them in recycling bins.
  • Declutter by removing old stacks of newspapers and magazines, unused cardboard boxes and all other forms of clutter from the floor or bottom of cupboards.
  • Varnish or paint wood shelves to seal them, and wipe them clean regularly.
  • Seal entry points to deny access to cockroaches. Key risks are gaps around pipes, drains and common walls with neighboring properties. Even tiny cracks around skirting boards and behind electrical sockets should be plugged to reduce potential hiding areas. Be sure to seal all windows and doors and install screens.


How to get rid of cockroaches in apartments

Cockroaches like to hide in the midst of clutter, so avoid storing paper bags or newspapers in your cabinets or near the floor. Piles of laundry could also be at risk of harboring this pest. If you notice a leak or deteriorating grout, bring it to your landlord’s attention. Cockroaches are attracted to sources of moisture.

If you are seeing roaches in your apartment, make your building manager or landlord aware of the problem. Other units could be experiencing similar problems, and the building manager will have to take building-wide action. If the cockroaches in your apartment are eliminated, but still remain in the building, your problem will only come back. Be wary of using DIY cockroach control methods such as “bug bombs” in apartments, as the chemicals could spill out into other units. It is best to call in the professionals to get rid of cockroaches, especially in a multi-unit building.

Get rid of cockroaches with Ehrlich

If you have already spotted signs of an infestation, the above steps will help to control an existing problem, but you will also need professional treatment for a reliable, long-term solution. At Ehrlich, we offer the most efficient way to get rid of cockroaches. Backed by over 85 years of experience locally across the U.S. and the world, you can be sure of an effective solution.

Call us at 800-837-5520 to discuss your requirements for effective cockroach prevention in your home or business.

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