Prevent Roach Infestations in Your Home
Proactive Approach to Roach Control — Useful Advice from Your Trusted Pest Control Specialists in Ottawa
At some point or another, all of us have heard our friends and family members sharing funny stories about their encounters with the terrible roach. However, if you do happen to have a cockroach infestation in your home, there is nothing amusing about it. Studies indicate that 98% of cockroaches are carriers of bacteria that can contaminate your food, kitchen shelves or counters and utensils. In addition to being the cause of food poisoning, roaches may also spread diseases such as typhoid, diarrhea, tapeworm, and more.
At Nature Bird and Wildlife Control, our endeavour is to help homeowners get rid of stubborn pests and insects, and keep your family safe. Our pest control specialists offer insights into the irksome cockroach, along with techniques to control the infestation and prevent recurrence.
Understand, Control and Prevent a Cockroach Infestation in Your Home
Know the Insect
There are 4,000 to 7,500 different species of cockroaches, and they have been around for over 350 million years. The female cockroach gives birth around four times a year, to almost forty baby roaches each time. Typically, adult roaches live for an average of eight to fifteen months. Not only can they survive decapitation for up to several weeks, but over the years they have developed resistance to a wide range of poisons. Due to their low sustenance needs and high levels of adaptability, they can survive without food for over a month. These small, unsightly insects can subsist on a tiny layer of grease, food, paint, glue, soap, paper, wood and other organic items.
Control and Prevent Infestation
While you can spray powerful insecticides to control the cockroach problem in your home, you will be exposing yourself and your family to toxic substances that are part of such chemical solutions. Instead, take these simple precautions and prevent infestations.
- Maintain the highest levels of cleanliness in your home, particularly in the kitchen. Be prompt and regular in cleaning up spills, disposing of waste food scraps, and cleaning dirty dishes.
- Always store any consumable items in wrapped, covered or airtight containers.
- Thoroughly inspect any boxes or bags of take-home food that you have brought into your house.
- Keep your shelves and drawers clutter free and let your basement and other storage areas be ventilated and well-lit.
- Fix any leaky pipes, unclog your sink drains and seal up the cracks and holes in your walls, countertops and baseboards.
Let Ottawa’s Trusted Pest Control Experts Tackle Your Roach Problems
If you find a lone invader running amok in your home, you can kill the cockroach and put an end to your distress. However, if you are facing an infestation, leave it in the hands of your trusted pest control experts in Ottawa. At Nature Bird and Wildlife Control Ottawa, we have the expertise and equipment to exterminate cockroaches, as well as a wide range of other insects, pests and wildlife. We use quality products such as CSA and BVT that are not only safe and odorless, but also provide long lasting results. Our team of licensed and insured technicians are available 24/7.
For a pest-free environment in your home in Ottawa, Gatineau and the Outaouais region, rely on the experienced exterminators at Nature. Call us toll-free on 1-877-343-9849 or fill out our online form and we will get back to you at the earliest.