The kitchen is one of the most common places for roaches in your home. Why? Because it provides the ideal surroundings for cockroaches. These insects live comfortably in your bathroom, kitchen, and other living spaces in their quest for food. Unfortunately, they spread fast and bring diseases wherever they go. If you’re exhausted from seeing these annoying critters in your home, then let’s find out how you can get rid of cockroaches!
Common Cockroaches in the United States
A few cockroach species exist in the United States, but the common species are American cockroaches and German cockroaches. You’ll come across these two species the most.
American roaches are one to two inches in size and dark in color. They are among the most common residential infesting species in the United States. They are reddish-brown and develop a figure-eight pattern on their head. They have wings that can help them fly for short distances. Their bites are harmless unless infected. You’ll notice their small droppings first as a sign of infestation.
The German roach has a light brown color and a bigger size. This cockroach species is the most common globally. These cockroaches reside in warm and humid places where food is nearby. These species can infest both commercial and residential kitchens. Like other cockroaches, they’re hard to kill, and hiring a trained exterminator is essential.
How to Get Rid Of Cockroaches
A store-bought trap is the most effective method of exterminating roaches. It’s readily available in general stores and supermarkets. They work by trapping cockroaches on a sticky pad by using a scent or bait. They stay trapped in there for up to two weeks, which is why you should regularly check for more dead cockroaches.
The liquid concentrate is to fend off the cockroaches in your kitchen. The liquid has to be diluted and then sprayed into potential hideouts of the cockroaches. You can also use the solution while mopping the kitchen floors and countertops. This method can be one of your best bets to get rid of cockroaches.
Thorough Cleaning Of the Home
It may sound like a no-brainer, but roaches are attracted to dirt and trash since they’re always searching for new sources of food. The easiest preventive method for cockroaches is to make sure your home stays clean. Make sure to:
- Clean up after having food; make sure there are no crumbs or spills
- Seal your food and fruits in containers even before putting them in the fridge
- Mop daily
- Wash your dishes right after every meal
- Take out the garbage every night before going to sleep
- Never leave grease on your stoves
Cockroaches are persistent creatures, so if you have followed these tips and failed, then you should hire a professional exterminator to treat your infestation. Xterminator Pest Control provides trained and experienced individuals to your service who know how to eradicate all kinds of pest infestations, including cockroaches. Click here to contact us for more information.