Have a cockroach infestation in your home and nothing you do seems to get rid of these vile creatures? Cockroaches can be some of the hardest pests to get eliminate, which is why you will likely need professional pest control services. But getting your home ready for this cockroach-focused pest control is equally important. Follow these steps.
Remove All Food From Open Spaces
Cockroaches are most attracted to food sources, which is why they are probably in your home to begin with. Start by covering and removing all food from open spaces and place them inside your fridge. Get rid of unnecessary foodstuffs from countertops and cupboards, as the technicians will need to spray chemicals to get rid of the roaches. These chemicals will spoil any open foods and may be dangerous for you to consume after.
Move Appliances Away From Walls
Cockroaches tend to hide in dark spaces and crevices, which is why you'll find them around corners and near walls. Remove all appliances and move them away from your walls to ensure that the pest control technician can tackle all hard-to-reach spaces without too much trouble. This will ensure that corners are not missed during the service and will prove most effective when getting rid of the cockroaches in your home.
Plan To Send Vulnerable Family Members Away For A Few Hours
Are you or is someone in your family pregnant? Have small children who crawl and put things in their mouth regularly? Are your aged parents living with you? These vulnerable family members could end up getting very sick if they come into close contact with pest control chemicals, which is why it's important that you plan to send them away for a few hours while the work is underway in your home. Talk to the team about how long they need to be away for.
Get Rid Of Unnecessary Clutter
Preparing your home for pest control is one of the best ways to get rid of unnecessary clutter because this is often the culprit for attracting pesky cockroaches. Spring clean your property and get rid of items you don't need. For example, you may have stored boxes from appliances you've bought in the past that can be thrown away if you're not using them for anything in particular. Similarly, appliances and furniture not being used can be discarded. When cockroaches have fewer places to hide and no food sources to feed on, they will tend to reduce in number.
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12 March 2018
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