Whether it’s because of how they move or just how they look, in our experience at Genie Pest Control, cockroaches are universally one of the most despised pests in North America. They may not cause as much damage to your home as other insects or pests, but they are not something that any homeowner wants to see crawling around inside their home.
From a health perspective alone, cockroaches have been connected with the spread of over thirty-three different bacteria, six parasitic worms, and more than seven types of human pathogens. Cockroaches are also likely to crawl around your home, and even over you when you are asleep, which is enough to make anyone’s skin crawl.
At Genie Pest Control, we always advise our residential and commercial clients in Omaha and Iowa to deal with cockroaches quickly before they become a bigger problem. Here are four common mistakes we have seen people make when trying to eliminate cockroaches, that you should definitely try to avoid.
Using A Cockroach-Killing Product
While there are many different products available to help with the removal of roaches, these are not always the best option. Whether you choose natural or chemical solutions to lay down in your home, you can be sure that either option will certainly kill some of the cockroaches in your home. However, as our team of cockroach removal experts at Genie Pest Control advises, this is not a permanent solution. In fact, these kill-by-contact products often work too fast, allowing other roaches to see the danger and to avoid the products as they continue to grow in numbers.
Laying Down Cockroach Traps
Cockroach traps, set in the right areas of your home, can be effective and will definitely help you to eliminate some cockroaches from your Omaha or Iowa home. The problem with traps is that you will never eliminate all of the roaches from your living space. Cockroaches, by their very nature, are unpredictable. They can move quite erratically and are often cautious in where they go. It’s not unusual for many roaches to hide in the dark until their more adventurous counterparts find food, and only then will they go out to investigate themselves. Roaches that behave in this way tend to avoid traps. At Genie Pest Control, we advise our clients that traps may catch some roaches but will never solve the problem for good.
Thinking You Have Won The War
Taking the two roach removal methods mentioned above into account, the biggest mistake that many Omaha and Iowa homeowners make is thinking that they have beaten the roaches. Just because you find cockroaches in your traps or where you have laid some product, does not mean you have eliminated the entire infestation. In fact, you may not even have won the battle in this instance! And, one thing you can certainly be sure of is that you have not won the war, as the remaining cockroaches will continue to multiply in the shadows.
Waiting Too Long To Call A Cockroach Removal Expert
At Genie Pest Control, our cockroach removal experts have seen it time and time again, where Omaha and Iowa homeowners spend too much time trying and failing with the methods listed above and delay calling for expert help. Cockroaches are notoriously difficult to eliminate for good as they are much more complex than they may seem. However, with the right training, experience, and expertise, these resilient pests can be eradicated from your home.
To ensure your cockroach infestation is dealt with efficiently and effectively, get in touch with our team of cockroach removal experts at Genie Pest Control today. With our skills and expertise, you can be sure that your home will be roach-free before the problem gets any more difficult to control.