Cockroach Control-It’s Not All About Insecticides

The thought of a cockroach crawling through your home probably sends shivers down your spine.  You have good reason to dislike cockroaches-they have been known to transfer disease pathogens such as bacteria.  They can even aggravate people that suffer with asthma because of their frequent shedding of their exoskeleton.  

Cockroaches rapidly reproduce, with each of their egg capsules containing up to 48 eggs. Cockroaches are primarily nocturnal, so they prefer darkness.  Venturing out of hiding is dangerous for a cockroach, so they often feed within a few feet of where they live.  

All of that said, if you see a few cockroaches in your home, you likely have many more hiding under the stove or in wall voids.  Many would think that spraying, and lots of it is the best answer if you have a roach infestation.  Applying a liquid insecticide can be important, but by no means is that the first step in roach control.

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Why call a pest professional?

Seeing a cockroach should make you want to call the exterminator.  The correct treatment makes all the difference with cockroaches.  For example, DIY treatments can drive roaches to hide deeper rather than come out and contact the insecticide you have sprayed.  A professional knows the best course of treatment and is educated on the varieties of roaches.  Baits usually provide better control of roaches, but effectiveness of baits depends on the specific roaches you are dealing with.

Cockroaches often thrive in moist environments and are sometimes referred to as water bugs.  However, other conditions can encourage a roach infestation, so don’t focus on moisture alone.  Species of roach, conducive conditions, what to apply, and many other factors can make roach control a frustrating DIY project.  Rely on our trained, professional technicians to provide relief from roaches, ants, spiders and more.  Our Pest 360 program is our most popular solution to your pest control needs.  Whether you need pest services in Oxford, Tupelo, Pontotoc or Hernando, contact us today for an estimate.

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