Roach Exterminator Gets Rid of Unwelcome Summer Guests
There are more than 4,000 different species of cockroaches in the world. Here in Massachusetts, you’re most likely to encounter only two species: German cockroaches and American cockroaches. Even finding one single cockroach is bad enough, regardless of its species. You know it’s simply the vanguard for thousands more that are hiding somewhere in your home. Getting rid of roaches isn’t something you can effectively do with home remedies or spot treatments. You need a good roach exterminator, but let’s start with keeping them out of the house in the first place.
Cockroaches are plentiful in the summer. It’s a humid time of year, so there are plenty of areas where they can linger and thrive. The summer is their breeding season, so they’re looking for an out-of-the-way place with access to food and water. German cockroaches especially love humid areas. If your basement has moisture problems, make sure it has aeration or have your dehumidifier running.
Clean up any drips or pools of water. Seal any pipes that are dripping. Make sure your washing machine and basins are draining properly. Close any gaps that allow pests in. Make sure you clean up after meals, and don’t leave dirty dishes out overnight.
Having a garbage can with a lid can help, but make sure you take the trash out when it’s full. Don’t let it sit there. Finally, make sure everything in the pantry is reasonably sealed.
Getting Rid of Roaches
When roach control isn’t enough, and you get them anyway, know who you can call. Spot treatments won’t work for their main population and can even spread roaches farther across the home. Home remedies like coffee traps and fabric spray aren’t truly effective. Each of these approaches will kill a few roaches without eliminating the source of the problem.
Ransford Environmental Solutions is an expert roach exterminator. Operating since 1896, no Worcester area pest control business has as much experience, knowledge, and successful history getting rid of roaches in Massachusetts homes.