Are you handling roach elimination from your home in the right way?
There is so much information, advice, and tips out there on the various ways you can deal with a roach infestation in your home. Ranging from commercial products to home DIY roach killers and seeking professional exterminators, these are some of the techniques that have been tried and tested by most people, with some being more effective than others.
You might know just what to do for your roach problem, but is the way you are going about the elimination process going give you good results? Or are there some mistakes you are making along the way which prolongs the process leaving you a very frustrated home owner?
This is a general guide about all roach elimination methods; focusing on the common mistakes, you might be making in your bid for pest control and elimination.
Conducting inadequate research
This focuses on a wider scope; from conducting research before moving into a new home to finding out the type of roach species, you have to your home and products best suited for it.
When buying a new home, apartment or car, before settling in, it’s vital that you check for any roach eggs or an actual presence of the pests so that you can first work on getting rid of these creatures before fully moving in.
Moreover, we advise on trying to establish the roach species you have in the house before deciding on the roach treatment you will use. This is because there are some species that have developed a tolerance on some roach killers. You should also research on the available remedies, the costs, toxic levels and ease of use before you purchase or make any home based solution.
Not targeting the source
Most of us will only apply the roach killers on areas these creatures frequently visit. This is not wrong. However, we should also target roach nests so that as we deal with the individual roaches that roam our houses, we can also work on eliminating the entire colony.
There are killers in the market that work on a domino effect that enhances targeting the source; they include baits and boric acid.
If we can, let’s steer clear of sprays because we will only be killing one roach at a time which can be a cumbersome and frustrating method in the long run.
Waiting too long to seek professional help
If you have tried almost all remedies available, it’s time you sought for professional exterminators to come and deal with the roach problem for you. Waiting too long only results into a very heavy infestation in your home which not only makes it unsafe for your family but also has the potential of becoming downright disgusting.
Not observing general safety measures
No matter the toxic levels or lack thereof in any technique you are using, you should always ensure you observe general safety measures required when handling any pesticides.
These may include using gloves during application, placing killers on inaccessible areas to your kids and pets and washing all your utensils and foods before eating to prevent the risk of contamination.
The above mentioned are some of the mistakes you might be making in your roach elimination process. If you have not seen any results, try following on the tips we have given and watch as you start getting some positive results. Remember, not all roach killers will work for you, it’s up to you to try out a few only settling on one that works well.