Gross! Nobody likes having cockroaches in their home. They look gross, smell gross, the thought of them is gross, and they even crunch under your shoe gross. A variety of tools and techniques are available to help rid your home of these disgusting pests. It’s likely that you will need to develop a plan of attack that uses several of them. Give Southern Maryland Boys a call if you are dealing with an infestation that you just can’t seem to beat. We’ll work with you by removing the ones you already have and helping you develop a plan for them to never come back.
1. Keep your home clean and dry. Certain species of cockroaches are attracted to damp and moist, areas. Most species are attracted to food left out on counters and/or in sinks. They like greasy areas that can be found around your stove and oven. Remember to store your food properly. Dusting and vacuuming your home regularly and not leaving dishes in your sink are huge preventative measures.
2. Inspect your home for any entry points and hiding places. You may want to grab a flashlight to look for their possible hiding spots in your home. They like dark, possibly damper areas, such as underneath your refrigerators, dark corners of your cabinets or closets, or underneath and around your sinks.Cockroaches can also come into your home under doorways or through improperly sealed windows. An expert can collaborate with you to help seal up possible entry points. Exterminators recommend sealing up these cracks with caulk.
3. Lay out traps, bait, or your poison of choice. You will know where you can caulk up cracks and crevices and set out baits or poison once you have an idea of where they are hiding and entering from. Roach gel or gel bait will often come in a tube. Apply it into the cracks and crevices, around your home, and underneath baseboards. This works well, but will often leave you with dead roaches throughout your home. Bait or poison is often recommended. The roach will ingest it, travel home, and die there. Other roaches will eat it and the poison will continuously spread, killing multiple cockroaches. Sticky traps work well to catch a few roaches to help you identify which species you are dealing with.
Don’t stay victim to these nasty creatures any longer. If you feel you need our help, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We serve St. Mary’s, Charles, and Calvert counties.