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The Secret To Effective Cockroach Control For Pompano Beach Homes

January 15, 2022 - Cockroaches

Did you know that there is a secret to effective cockroach control? The secret is that there is no silver bullet. You can't just go out and buy something, lay it or spray it in your home, and get rid of cockroaches. There is a process that must be followed. This process is a mixture of inspections, pest identification, product selection, treatments, monitoring, and follow-ups. When tested protocols are followed, no cockroaches will remain in your home after treatments.

Today, we're going to take a look at common Pompano Beach roaches, why it is important to use effective methods to control them, how to get rid of cockroaches naturally, and how cockroach control products are applied. If you've been battling a roach problem in your home and you want to connect with pest control in Pompano Beach, you can use our contact page to get immediate service.

The Kinds Of Cockroaches That Invade Pompano Beach Homes

There are several types of pest roaches in our area. The four you're most likely to find in your home are German, American, brown-banded, or Australian cockroaches. German cockroaches and brown-banded cockroaches are likely to get inside and stay inside. American cockroaches and Australian cockroaches prefer damp habitats and may go in and out of your home.

The worst of all pest roaches in our area is not those American Cockroaches, which we often call palmetto bugs. While large and hideous, they can be kept outside if you remove entry points and alter conditions around your home. The worst of all Pompano Beach cockroaches are German cockroaches.

In many parts of the world, German cockroaches are almost exclusively indoor pests. They do very well in man-made structures. In our region, they're happy to live in temperature-controlled homes rather than outside in the hot sun.

The Health Risks Cockroaches Can Create In Homes

If you find a cockroach in your house, it is important to take effective steps to get rid of the roaches in your home. Cockroaches are linked to the spread of more than 33 kinds of bacteria, seven human pathogens, and at least six parasitic worms. They're also strongly connected to increased hospital visits for asthma sufferers. You should never allow roaches to live with you.

Naturally Effective Ways To Prevent Cockroaches

It is possible to get rid of cockroaches without using cockroach control products. Here's how to get rid of cockroaches naturally:

  • Deep clean. Roaches eat crumbs, rotting things, grease, hair, and more. When you deep clean, you reduce food options. 
  • Remove the obvious food options. The food you eat is food for roaches. Keep food in sealed containers, clean dirty dishes as you go, never leave food uncovered, etc.
  • Reduce moisture and humidity. Cockroaches need moisture. Repair leaky faucets and other plumbing issues. Install dehumidifiers in humid spaces.
  • Yard work. Clear leaves, palm fronds, and other organic debris that roaches hide under.
  • Seal entry points. Cockroaches don't make holes. They use existing holes. Remove the holes, gaps, and cracks to keep roaches out.

If you find a cockroach in your house, these methods can drive them out and keep them out. If you continue to see cockroach activity, you should contact a licensed pest control provider to address the cockroaches in your home.

The Secret To Total Cockroach Control For Pompano Beach Homes

When products are needed for cockroach control, it is best to contact Great Southern Environmental Services for assistance. Our licensed residential pest control professionals use field-tested methods to select and administer control products and evaluate the success of treatments.

There is no better way to deal with the cockroaches in your Pompano Beach home. Reach out to Great Southern Environmental Services today and tell us about your cockroach problem. We'll help you find the right solution for your specific needs and budget.  

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