No matter how good a housekeeper you may be, cockroaches might make themselves at home in your home. But how do you rid of the cockroaches once they arrive? The most effictive way is to start smart household practices, like caulking and fixing leaks, and to use trusted products to eliminate the infestation.
There are a number of products available for preventing and treating cockroaches. The most basic would be a cockroach trap. Then there are barriers such as caulking exterior holes or gel products that repel insects. And finally, chemical controls that influence the life cycle of the pest. Homeowners may need to use all three product types together to effectively control your cockroach situation. Today's pest control products are safe to use indoors around family and pets, so homeowners can trust that they are getting rid of the cockroaches but not harming their household.
Getting rid of cockroaches can improve your health. Household bugs such as cockroaches carry germs and diseases. The Inner City Asthma Study found that 60 percent of city children are sensitive to cockroach allergens. The resulting asthma causes learning difficulties and limits physical activity. In any home, cockroaches can transmit salmonella, staphylococcus and streptococcus bacteria. That's why seeing just one cockroach can pose a danger because they usually bring their friends with them.
Here are some ways to keep the cockroaches out of your home:
Getting rid of cockroaches can be a hassle, but by following these easy steps, you can be sure that cockroaches won't become a problem in your home.