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How to effectively eradicate kitchen cockroaches

eradicate kitchen cockroaches

If you’re starting to hum the UB40’s song “there’s a ‘cockroach’ in my kitchen, what am I gonna do? There’s a cockroach in my kitchen what am I gonna do?” (changing the original lyrics from “rat” to “cockroach”), it’s high time to kill these beasts in your kitchen. Haven’t they already caused enough damage? Other than cucumber (which apparently gives them gas), they nibble on your food, then scare the daylights out of you by suddenly creeping out of your kitchen’s warm, dark, moist areas to wander around as if they belong there! Short of wanting to stab them with your kitchen knife, you embark on an undying mission to eradicate them for life. These ‘Palmetto bugs,’ who carry a number of diseases, and whose excrement can cause severe allergic reactions in some people, are disgusting and there is no way that you want to harbor them in your home.

It’s time to call in the experts

These nasty creatures roaming your kitchen need to learn the hard way. The kitchen and other parts of your home need a severe commercial pest control treatment. Experts in Augusta, Advanced Services Pest Control, is the BugStopper team offering customers an advanced service – PestPlus – as a tried and tested premier pest control solution. PestPlus goes beyond treating only the symptoms. It treats the exterior of your home or building, the perimeter of your yard, as well as the bushes and trees in it. By doing this, it is able to eliminate and control more pests—including mosquitoes, ticks, fire ants, fleas and more. The goal is simple: to stop pests before they even have the chance to enter your home or business. Armed with a program that gets to the root of the problem, the BugStopper team will treat your home from the inside out to make sure that all pests are eliminated and controlled without causing harm to your health or the environment.

How to prevent the charge of cockroaches

There are several simple ways to prevent these vile creatures from entering your home in the first place. The most crucial thing is to make your home and kitchen inhospitable to them.

A clean Kitchen will do the trick

Keep your kitchen as pristine as you possibly can. Do not leave anything in the sink and carefully wipe down the countertops of all crumbs and traces food.

Plug the Holes

Keep cockroaches away by caulking cracks or crevices in your home’s foundation, in baseboards and in walls. Target cracks around heat registers, air ducts and electrical boxes. Any drains in basement floors must be covered with window screening, making sure it fits tight. Gaps around water, gas, and heating pipes, both indoors and out, should be closed. Eliminate water sources by finding and repairing any water leaks. You can also insulate kitchen and bathroom pipes to prevent humidity and condensation. To keep relative humidity to a minimum, use a dehumidifier.

We hope these tips will help you keep these creatures out of your home for good. For sure, life without them will be pure bliss!