How to Handle a Cockroach Infestation

A cockroach is a disgusting pest that can invade your home and eventually take control of your entire household. They can multiply rapidly, and you may end up with cockroaches in every single room of your home. They may be between your walls, in your basement, crawl space, and possibly even in your attic. If the infestation is too bad, they may begin to infest your neighbor's homes as well. If you have a cockroach infestation in your home, you need to jump into action and start getting rid of them. Read on for helpful information.

Spray a Pesticide Thoroughly

You need to spray a pesticide thoroughly throughout your home, in every single room. Spray the baseboards with the pesticide in each room, then spray in your cabinets, pantry, and drawers as well. You don't want to spray food, so be sure the food you have is put away and in sealed, air-tight containers until you can get rid of these pests. If they have infested your food, you should remove toss it in the trash. Any food they have not been able to get into, you can put into the sealed containers. After you spray, pay attention to dead cockroaches and get rid of them. Other pests will feed off of the dead cockroaches, so remove them.

Use a Pesticide Bomb

If you don't have the patience to spray every room of your home, you can use a pesticide bomb instead. The pesticide bomb may not get into your cabinets and drawers, so you may still need to spray these areas of your home with the pesticide spray. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the pesticide bomb on how to use it to ensure it is used properly and to help kill as many of these pests as possible. You may need more than one pesticide bomb in your home, so read through the instructions.

Clean Your Home Thoroughly

Clean up your entire home to remove anything that these pests may be using for food. Wipe down your counters, stove, microwave, oven, and sink. Wipe down pantries and anywhere that food may have been in your home and could have left behind food particles. Clean all areas where food or whatever pests may be using for food to prevent them from getting a meal.

It can be difficult to get rid of these pests if you have an infestation in your home. You can always hire a pest control professional to exterminate these pests for you.