Where Are They Coming From?
Cockroaches are likely to enter your home or business through cracks and crevices from the outside of the structure. They like dark, tight, damp areas so they may also enter through vents, sewers and drain pipes. Also, cockroaches fly and are carried from place to place in grocery bags, cardboard boxes, or appliances that have come from another building where there was an infestation. Once inside, they surround themselves near food, warmth, and moisture, typically kitchen and bathroom environments, but go anywhere.
When they find a place, they like they settle in and contaminate it with their bacteria and feces, causing diseases to humans and pets. They reproduce quickly, so it is challenging to get rid of them. If you see one during the day, you can bet there are many, many more hiding in the dark, overpopulating within the walls. Therefore, we highly recommend cockroach control. If there is a reason for concern, reach out to A-1 Bonded Termite, Inc. for an inspection to correctly identify the problem and learn what options are available for your situation.
What Can You Do?
There are steps one can take to prevent a cockroach infestation. Practice proper preventative and maintenance measures by keeping the environment clean and sanitary.
Maintain a clean environment by scrubbing up spills, wiping up crumbs, maintaining clean counters and vacuuming often. Do not let dishes pile up in the sink. Keep food in airtight containers. Pet food should have a tight seal or container. Check the outside of the structure for any cracks and crevices and repair or create a blockage. Prevent cockroaches from entering the home or business by sealing any small cracks in walls, gaps near electrical sockets, and switch plates with a silicone-based caulk.
Do not try to take care of the problem on your own
Cockroach control is essential to the health needs of all humans and pets. The best plan of action is to rely on our professional technicians for their expertise and knowledge of how to identify and handle all situations. Contact A-1 Bonded Termite, Inc. your local Anaheim pest control experts for an inspection, service options, treatment plans, or any questions or concerns. Our professionals are here to help, and you can expect to be treated like one of the family.