Cockroaches are some of the most hated pests in the world. They exist in virtually every climate around the world and are extremely difficult to get rid of. The warm weather of Phoenix only encourages them. There are many different kinds of roaches and no matter whether your landlord calls them palmetto or water bugs, they are all varieties of cockroach. The insect most frequently found in the human ear? You guessed it! The cockroach. They have been here since before our time and will probably be here long afterward given their reputation of surviving a nuclear winter. For now, it’s us against them, and you’ll want to know how to take care of this pest if it shows up underneath your kitchen cabinets one day.
There are a few different types of treatments for roaches you can try on your own. Roach baits or motels coax the insects out of their hiding places where they eat the bait and hopefully bring it back to the colony to share with others. Then they will all eat the poison and die, but you must be vigilant. Cockroaches are hardy creatures and you need to be sure you’ve also eliminated the next generation before it grows to adulthood and takes over. Anther home remedy is boric acid. Cockroaches will slowly poison themselves as they clean it off of their bodies and antennae. Diatomaceous earth is another useful alternative to use on floors and in corners to help eliminate these pests. It dries out their exoskeletons and they will take it back to the nest to share with others.
Many cockroach colonies are unfortunately not as easy to deal with and home remedies will not suffice. Calling an exterminator is your best bet in these situations since they are experts and familiar with all sorts of pests. Roaches in particular often need professional attention because they are one of the pests that carry disease. They can drag germs and other dirt onto other surfaces from the garbage. They also bite and can trigger allergies. Roaches can multiply very quickly. The old adage, ‘if you’ve seen one, there are a hundred more’ is true when it comes to these insects. It’s in your best interest to eliminate them from your home as soon as possible.
Professional pest control is often your best option when it comes to eliminating a cockroach colony. They will have years of experience and the ability to prove that the pests are eradicated, which is a guarantee you would not have if you try to do it on your own. You’ll rest easy knowing your home is pest free and a healthy environment for you and your family.
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