When you turn on the kitchen light in the middle of the night, you notice a tiny thing on the floor scurry and run away at full speed. What kind of creature was this? Many insects and pests like to sneak into homes in Quebec.
Its flat body and small antennas reveal its true nature: it is a cockroach. Yikes! Your house is in the throes of a cockroach infestation… But how do you get rid of cockroaches in your house?
Using a cockroach extermination service is usually the best option when an infestation occurs. Before it comes to that, there are simple methods that you can apply on a daily basis to keep these pests at bay.
A bit of info before getting rid of cockroaches in your home
In Quebec, where cockroaches are on the rise, there are two main species: German cockroaches and American cockroaches. German cockroaches are less than an inch long and live mainly outdoors, in places like mulch and other debris. American cockroaches, which are slightly larger, prefer dark, warm and humid places such as bathrooms and basements.
Regardless of the species, cockroaches can contaminate your food and counters with E. coli and salmonella, causing illness and health problems for many. Although some extermination measures can be implemented by yourself, the use of a pest extermination service is often necessary.
Get rid of cockroaches by eliminating their food source
To eliminate cockroaches from your home, you can first cut off any food sources. Start by cleaning up spilled food and leftover food. An open bag of chips lying under the sofa or behind the fridge is a real goldmine for them. Also, don’t leave your garbage bags on the balcony. Instead, store them in a garbage can with a tight-fitting lid and take them out of the house.
Keep your home clean to get rid of them
Cockroach infestations can be managed by taking daily measures. In addition to eliminating their food source, consider cleaning your home from top to bottom. Since cockroaches love to hide in cardboard and paper, recycle as much as you can. Cleaning up clutter will prevent these insects from settling in the area.
Next, get some cockroach bait and strategically place it around the house. Then inspect each room for holes and cracks that may allow cockroaches in. Our team offers a caulking service to prevent these pests from entering.
Permanently get rid of cockroaches in your home
Cockroaches are subtle and never come alone. If you see one, you can assume that many others are hiding. When it comes time to exterminate them, applying these few tips will help you regain peace of mind. On the other hand, an infestation is never easy to contain and the help of an extermination expert will give you a better chance of permanently eliminating cockroaches from your home. Contact Elite Pest Control now and our team of specialists will solve your problem.