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Control Baby Roaches In Your Home

No homeowner wants to see cockroaches in their home, and baby roaches are an especially bad sign. If baby roaches have been spotted in your home, it means that a population of adult pests is already present: And they’ve been reproducing. Like most pests, roach populations grow at an extremely rapid rate. If baby roaches are present in your home it means proper pest control measures are overdue, but hope is not lost. Here are some important steps that you can take for controlling adult and baby roaches in your home:

Keep Your House Clean

The presence of roaches is directly linked to the cleanliness of your home. You may think that your home is as clean as possible, but there could be factors present that are contributing to infestation. Make sure that you’re cleaning behind and under appliances regularly, and never leave garbage or dirty dishes sitting any longer than possible.  These small steps not only keep pests from coming into your home, but it also prevents them from having food sources present.

If you suspect that pests have found their way into your home, complete an initial deep cleaning right away. This means scrubbing all of the floorboards, appliances, floors, walls and trash cans in your home. Make sure to pay extra attention to the kitchen and any bathrooms in your home. Removing clutter that roaches can burrow in is also essential if you want to prevent baby roaches from being born.

Eliminate All Signs Of Moisture

Cockroach colonies need food to survive, but even without food they can live for a quite some time as long as water is present. These pests can survive for a month without food, but after a week with no water they will die. They can even live for up to a week without their head, and the only reason they die after this is because they no longer have a way to consume water. If there are leaks or built up condensation under your sink, behind your appliances or even in your bathtub it is helping roaches continue to thrive.

Roaches aren’t the only pests that become a problem when water is present. Carpenter ants and dampwood termites can only attack wood that has become weak due to water damage. If you aren’t sure about the best way to identify and eliminate leaks and unwanted water around your home, get in touch with a plumber or water damage expert.

Call A Pest Control Professional

If you’ve cleaned your home and eliminated all signs of moisture and still see adult or baby roaches scurrying around your home, you need to get in touch with a licensed pest control professional.  The sooner you do this the better, otherwise an advanced infestation can quickly grow within the hidden portions of your house. Waiting to get in touch with a professional will only make this problem harder to control.

Pest control experts have access to all of the products and tools necessary to keep infestation at bay. There are many methods that are used by these professionals, and the most appropriate treatment for your home cannot be determined until a pest inspection has been performed. Some providers even have access to chemicals that can prevent existing roaches from reproducing, ensuring that you won’t have to deal with any baby roaches popping up in your home.

Both adult and baby roaches have both been proven to spread all sorts of dangerous diseases and bacteria. The sooner you force these pests out of your home the better, for the safety of you and your loved ones. Even if you have not seen signs of infestation in your home, you should get in touch with a pest control expert to make sure that no pests are present.

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