If you have recently discovered that you have an infestation of cockroaches in your home, you will want to make sure that you are taking as many steps as possible to relieve yourself of this issue. The sooner you take action and the more suggestions you make use of, the quicker you will be able to get rid of the cockroaches within your home. Start with these tips:
Remove Their Food Source
Cockroaches love to hang out in houses that are providing them with plenty of food sources. To help cut down on their desire to live and breed in your home, you will want to make sure that you are removing their food source. Any food that is not able to be kept in the refrigerator needs to be kept in plastic containers that have lids that completely seal the container. Even the smallest amount of space could be enough for the cockroaches to crawl through.
Also, check the rubber seal around the door of your refrigerator. If it is old, worn out, or stiff, the door may not seal properly. Not only can this cause your food to spoil prematurely, but it makes it easier for cockroaches to enter your refrigerator.
Lay Out Sticky Traps
Buy a lot of sticky traps meant for cockroach infestations and place them along the back of your kitchen counters, behind the refrigerator, along the base boards, and anywhere else you know they travel. This way, they will go to run across the pad and become stuck. Depending on the severity of your cockroach infestation, you might need to replace the traps daily, or even twice a day.
Call For A Professional Extermination
If you find that you are not able to manage eliminating a massive cockroach infestation on your own, you will want to quickly call for some professional help. The sooner you do this, the easier it will be for the exterminator to fully eradicate the infestation of cockroaches in your home. He or she might need to return to your home to treat it a couple of times, but this is to ensure every last one of the cockroaches will die and you won't have to continue to deal with this issue.
Make sure that you are taking action to remove the roaches from your home as soon as you realize that they have invaded your space. The longer you wait, the more they will breed.