As a homeowner, you have an important role to play in preventing cockroaches from returning to your home.
You identified a cockroach infestation, called a pest exterminator, and voila, you finally appear to be rid of the nuisance! However, the job is likely not over. While a professional pest control service can help rid your home of cockroaches, you can take some steps to prevent or reduce the risk in future. Additionally, a pest control specialist at Titan Pest Control would be happy to assist you by providing you with more information about what you can do to prevent roach infestation.
Major Steps to Take
First of all, take note of any instructions from the exterminator and be sure to follow those. If you have any specific question in your mind, don’t hesitate to ask. Our team provides thorough instructions about how to maintain your home after the treatment. The long-term success of the treatment often depends largely on how well instructions are followed.
Common Mistakes to Avoid
It is tempting to use insecticides to prevent a relapse, but remember that using anti-insect products in the post-treatment phase could be counterproductive. Possibly, the exterminator has already applied the right insecticides in the right quantity in order to provide a balanced treatment for cockroach infestation in your house. In your effort to be extra-careful, you may use a wrong chemical or apply too much, thus ruining the balance of the treatment.
Some homeowners clean the affected areas with water and soap soon after a professional treatment. Don’t make this mistake. If you wash the areas with water, you can actually wash away the effective chemicals the exterminator has just applied. Alternatively, you may consider using a vacuum cleaner for cleaning the areas.
Almost all household pests, including cockroaches, need food, shelter and water to survive. One way to discourage cockroach infestation is by leaving the pests without these essentials. Make sure that you don’t leave your food containers uncovered and check for any water leakage in your kitchen and bathroom, and keep the drains clean.
Cockroaches have this strange ability to find a way into your house through pipes or electric wires. One good idea would be to encourage your neighbors to carry out pest control treatment in their homes as well. This may help eliminate the problem from the entire locality and thus reduce any risk of infestation.
Successful Roach Treatment
Depending on the root cause and severity of your infestation, one treatment may not be enough. A certified pest control expert at Titan Pest Control can evaluate your situation and determine what the best course of action will be. Again, success depends largely on following the instructions and recommendations from your pest control specialist.
Roach Exterminators in New Jersey
As a homeowner, you have an important role to play in preventing cockroaches from returning to your home. For instance, you can keep your house dry and clean to eliminate the chance of relapse. It is important to keep the clutter away from home, check the old furniture, drains and pipes regularly for any signs of infestation. Also, keep your rooms well-ventilated and don’t bring home any mattresses, clothes, or furniture unless you are absolutely sure the items are not infested. If you still notice any signs of infestation, seek follow-up treatment from an exterminator right away.