Effectively detecting and gauging the presence of cockroaches is a very important factor for cockroach control. These pests tend to dwell in specific places usually dark, dump and hard to reach. Any solution to eliminating them would be effective if the focus is on such places. Below are ways through which one can eliminate cockroaches.
Cockroach chemical control
Cockroach insecticides are the most proven solution for eliminating cockroach infestations and they actually come in various types. It would be best to use them in combination for more effective results. Remember though that all cockroach insecticides have labels that provide important details and instruction for safe and effective use. Take the time to review and follow all instructions when using insecticides which can prove harmful to humans and pest with improper use.
Types of cockroach chemical control insecticides
- Residual insecticide spay: It yields a poisonous deposit on areas that come into contact with which will continue to kill the pests for a specific period of time usually three to four weeks. Best applied on areas where these pests often hide and scavenge in search of food such as wall cracks and small crevices. Apply until the surface becomes moist but take care not to overdo it. More importantly, make sure that you apply it in well ventilated areas to avoid suffocation and potential contact. Evacuate the area being treated and isolate for at least twenty four hours.
- Non residual: Kills cockroaches on contact and will not eradicate full blown infestation all by itself. It is particularly useful though when used in combination with residual insecticides. Non residual insecticides are not particularly harmful to humans and pets and application doesn’t require people to vacate the premises.
- Insecticide dust – It is particularly useful for penetrating narrow hard to reach areas that cannot be reached by insecticide sprays. It’s highly recommended as a finishing touch to any cockroach pest control treatment.