At Platinum Pest Solutions serving Chicago, we promote Cockroach Control as an essential part of home maintenance, even if you don’t think you have a problem with the insects. Cockroaches are not just found in dirty homes, but also clean homes where property owners might not suspect they’d have a problem. Roaches can carry a variety of diseases that can affect humans, which is why cockroach control is so very important for residences and businesses, and using a common roach killer isn’t enough.
How Cockroaches Get Inside
Cockroaches can get into your home in multiple ways. They can find their way in through cracks around windows and doors, openings around drainpipes, and various other ways. An adult cockroach and squeeze through a space just one-sixteenth of an inch wide. You may also unknowingly bring cockroaches or their eggs home with you, in a paper grocery bag or in your briefcase that was sitting on the floor at work.
Cockroach Control You Can Do Yourself
If cockroaches do invade your home, you may find yourself searching for the best roach killer on the market. However, with some simple preventive methods, you can avoid and infestation altogether. While professional cockroach control treatment and prevention is important, Platinum Pest Solutions offers a few things that you can do yourself to help prevent cockroach infestations, so you don’t have to be a cockroach killer. First and foremost, you should block any cracks that may act as entryways for the roaches. You should also keep your home clean, and avoid leaving dirty dishes or open food containers out overnight. While this won’t ensure that cockroaches won’t ever become a problem, it can definitely help.
How to Kill Roaches
We’ve all heard the stories about how tough it is to kill roaches, and it’s true they are durable insects. You can try to kill roaches on your own using roach baits or boric acid, but these products can be dangerous and are often misused. The best roach killers are professional exterminators who can eliminate your infestation or create a prevention plan on your behalf.
Get Regular Pest Control Services
Even if you do not suspect you have an infestation, professional cockroach control treatment and prevention is important. At Platinum Pest Solutions, we recommend that you have your home treated at least once every three months to ensure that the roaches don’t become a problem. One or two roaches seen in your home may be normal, but they can quickly reproduce. For free evaluation or additional information, contact our Lansing office at 708-206-BUGS (2847). Platinum Pest Solutions provides professional cockroach control services around Chicago, Illinois and northwest Indiana.