5 Ways to Get Rid of Roaches

Dead cockroaches in an apartment kitchen. Inside high-rise build

Few things are more disgusting than roaches; even the name sounds unappealing. Unfortunately, these pests will call home any place that offers water, shelter, and food, and sometimes you cannot even stop them unless you contact preventative pest control services. But do not worry! If you are in the middle of a roach infestation, we have a couple of tips for you to follow and ensure they never come back.

First, identify what type of roach is present. There are more than 4 thousand species of roaches globally, but only a handful are in American households. The most common species are the German cockroach (½”- 5/8”), the American cockroach (1-1/2” to 2”), and the brown-banded cockroach (1/2”). These species can be attracted to your home for several reasons, and knowing the type you are dealing with can help you decide the best course of action.

For example, both the German and the American roach need food and water; reducing access to these sources can help you control the infestation. The Brown-banded cockroach avoids water and moist places, so adjusting the humidity in your home can prevent infestation.

Cockroach Elimination and Prevention

Once you have identified the cockroach species, it is time to make an action plan. Roaches reproduce fast, so it is crucial to get rid of them as soon as you spot them. They can also carry bacteria that can result in allergies, rashes, food poisoning, diarrhea, and other health threats. Do not postpone your plan and get started now for the best results. There are several ways to get rid of roaches; however, below are five different and effective options that should provide relief:

Besides making your skin crawl, roaches are also dirty. They are attracted to filth because they are always looking for food. The easiest way to control an invasion and keep them out is to keep your house clean. Do not leave dirty dishes and food unattended, clean any crumbs or spills, do not let garbage sit inside, remove grease from the stove, and mop regularly.

Dead cockroach on the floor

At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Yukon and the surrounding areas. You can also connect with us on social media for more helpful pest control tips and information. We are on Facebook.