A professional inspection is the first step in eliminating cockroaches. An exterminator will asses the extent of the problem, offer a comprehensive plan for extermination and provide a written quote.
Exterminators use a variety of methods to get rid of cockroaches, including pesticide foggers, gel baits and traps. The most effective method is usually a combination of two or three. You can help by keeping your home as clean and sanitary as possible. Cockroaches won’t be attracted to your home if you remove sources of food and water. Proper sanitation also cuts down on the amount of pesticide required.
Even with professional extermination and proper sanitation, don’t expect the cockroaches to disappear overnight. The amount of time it takes to get rid of them depends on the type of cockroach, the severity of the infestation and the control methods used, but the process often spans several months, with follow-up inspections required for a couple years.
Cockroaches are found everywhere, the most common of all household pests. The most common types found in the US are Oriental, American and German roach. It is necessary to know the kind of roaches you are dealing with before deciding to destroy them. Other prevention methods include daily cleaning, the appropriate food storage, in order to stop infestation.
Roaches get into homes seeking shelter, water and food. Then they multiply rapidly, posing considerable risk to health and comfort. Cockroaches carry bacteria resulting diarrhea, food poisoning, skin rashes and allergies. AM/PM Exterminators develop a suitable plan before going about killing cockroaches at home.