Getting Rid of CockroachesGetting rid of cockroaches in notoriously difficult, particularly in Houston. Houston's hot, humid climate and unique combination of heavy urban development decorated with lots of trees and bushes makes an ideal breeding ground for cockroaches. Human homes provide an endless supply of food and shelter for these invading insects. But there are a few things you can do to get rid of roaches:
Cleaner is Better
One step you can take is to keep your house cleaner than your neighbor's. Cockroach populations can be surprisingly mobile, and if they find better hunting grounds they can pick up and move as a group. Since cockroaches can eat almost anything, tiny scraps of food, toothpaste, and even soap, keeping your home as clean as possible will reduce your risk of infestation.
However, in Houston and the surrounding areas, cockroaches are omnipresent. Even the cleanest house will see roaches come in on occasion. So when you do see cockroaches, it's important to know that some methods you might take to get red of them can actually make the situation worse.
Sprays and Bombs Don't Always Work
Commercially available sprays and bug bombs may seem to help, but some bugs will be naturally more resistant to these chemicals than others. Because cockroaches can reproduce at an incredibly fast rate, often by spraying your home with commercial products you are simply eliminating the less resistant insects, and making room for the stronger roaches. Because these treatment resistant roaches will pass their resistance on to their offspring, a week after treating your home with commercial products you could be faced with a renewed infestation - this time from cockroaches that are completely resistant to the treatment.
To Really Get Rid of Roaches, Call a Professional
That's why seeking the help of a professional exterminator who can develop a comprehensive plan to keep your home roach free is important. A qualified pest control expert will be able to identify and seal ways roaches can enter your home, develop a multi-level plan of attack to get rid of all the roaches and their eggs, and be able to develop a long-term treatment plan to ensure that once the roaches are gone, they stay gone.
The pest control experts at Bulls Eye Pest Control can help you take care of a roach problem. Bulls Eye Pest Control is a family owned and operated, fully licensed pest control and exterminator service. We have years of experience in dealing with Houston cockroaches and can help you get rid of cockroaches in your home, once and for all.
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