When you find cockroaches in your home or commercial space, the prospect of hiring a pest management professional may seem daunting. Do you need to use harsh chemicals to eradicate them? Here’s a breakdown of your options to help you make the right choice.
1. Home remedies
Some folks fear insecticide chemicals will expose their family to health risks, so they try using home remedies to manage their cockroach problem. The internet is rife with recommendations for ingredients like peppermint, mothballs, silica gel, borax, and even table salt. Some of the suggested solutions are short-sighted and dangerous, they aren’t effective against cockroaches, and in some cases will likely invite other types of pests into your living space.
2. Commercial DIY solutions
There are plenty of commercial cockroach control products on the market. Depending on the extent of your problem, a DIY treatment may be all the extermination you need.
- Glue traps won’t resolve a cockroach infestation. However, they work as a first line of defence. Since cockroaches move in the dark, traps can confirm your suspicions if you fear an infestation but haven’t seen any with your own eyes. Place a few cockroach traps in areas where you suspect traffic to identify — or rule out — a cockroach problem.
- Insecticide sprays can be applied to cracks and crevices where roaches sneak around your home. Cockroach sprays have varying functionalities; some kill roaches on contact while others have long-lasting residual effects. Combining these types of products can provide fast and effective results.
- Insecticide powder applied with a puff duster, is safe to use indoors if applied to areas where humans and animals do not have access. The critters die soon after they come in contact with the substance.
Many of these products are also effective on other types of insects. The Poulin’s team can advise you on the best product for your home conditions.
3. Professional extermination
Hiring a pest management professional is the gold standard for cockroach management. We will take all the guesswork out of the process, choose the right products, and apply tried and tested expertise to give you effective results with minimal risk and inconvenience.
Cockroach control in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba
Poulin’s Pest Control can help you get rid of cockroaches once and for all. We’ll exterminate the pests and provide follow-up service, so you can rest assured your home or business stays cockroach-free. We provide effective pest control services across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Contact us today to arrange for a pest management professional to visit your property and prevent cockroach sightings.