Cockroaches are a modern day plague. No matter how clean someone keeps a home, how careful people are with discarding food, or how diligent someone is with monthly pest control, there is always the potential for cockroaches invading homes or businesses. A sudden influx of roach populations is typically to blame, but there are several other reasons that are completely out of your control. For instance, if a building is getting demolished in your area that housed a pretty significant roach population, the homeless pests might spread to the nearby homes, searching for a new place to take up residence. A change in weather can also send pests scurrying into your home. Roaches (especially the most common German Brown Cockroach) live outside in garbage receptacles during the warmer months. When it gets colder, these bugs will be forced to find shelter inside in order to survive.
So, how can you get rid of roaches or practice effective cockroach control? One of the most effective forms of roach control is to have a pest control company professionally come out and spray repellant around your home. However, this is also the most expensive option, as most companies charge a service fee to drive to your home, a fee for the materials, and fees for various other things, running a monthly bill of at least $100. There are many cheaper options for homeowners to practice control measures, but it should be noted that a professional exterminator is usually the best option to get rid of an established roach population in your home. Once you actually see a live roach inside your home, there are typically hundreds already breeding and living inside your walls. A professional can easily come into your home, assess the breed of the roach and general numbers, and lay down poisons and sprays that can eliminate your pest problem within a few weeks.
Cheaper options for control measures are do it yourself sprays and baits you can purchase from any store. Be aware, there are many types of roaches and not all poisons may cover these breeds. Likewise, practicing general cleanliness can help keep these pests from your home. Always make sure to clean up and tightly store any food in the home. If you have roaches inside your home, a cheap mixture of borax (a detergent) and sugar or a mixture of boric acid (a poison for pests) and sugar can eliminate these pests. The sugar attracts the pests to eat it and carry to the nests, while the borax and boric acid kills the bugs. Also, de-cluttering any packed boxes can help eliminate any nests the pests can build inside your home.
There are many options for roach control all over the Internet. Some measures work and some don’t. Don’t be afraid to try some. If you want to prevent these pests from entering your home the best you can, practice food and personal hygiene and be sure to store any loose food in your home (including dog food) in air tight containers. Find more roach control tips on http://www.pestmall.com/roaches-control-products/