You can live cockroach-free for many years but once you get an infestation, it can be very difficult to get rid of. Even if you manage to kill off a cockroach nest, it is important to understand how they behave and they need to develop a nest inside your house.
One’s Trash Is Another One’s Treasure
A cockroach colony is commonly found where there is trash. If you have a trash bin inside your home, that is the first place they will establish a nest. Cockroaches feed on trash. However, it is also possible for them to establish a nest somewhere else. They will only become active during the night and move from the nest to the area where you store your trash and feed off leftovers.
Because cockroaches love trash, it is important to keep your house clean. Even a few breadcrumbs can attract cockroaches. However, they usually become active during the night. A good practice is to take out the trash before going to bed and keep all surfaces free of any kind of leftovers. The floors must also be kept clean. If you have a cockroach infestation, it is important to develop these habits or take out the trash every single evening and avoid leaving leftovers anywhere around the house. It would help if you have a robot vacuum and schedule it to clean the floors during the evening or just after you go to bed. Keep in mind that cockroaches like to wander in the dark. They are less likely to show up in a room where the lights are on.
Cockroaches Love Humidity
Another thing that cockroaches love is humidity. It is less likely to find a cockroach nest in the living room or the bedroom. They usually create nests in walls or small gaps that are in an area with high humidity. This means that their favorite places are around water pipes in the kitchen. That is the most common place to find cockroach nests.
What you will notice is that cockroach nests are usually hidden. You will have a hard time finding them as they are not out in the open. Cockroaches love to build their nests in cracked walls or holes in the walls around water pipes.
How To Control A Cockroach Problem
To deal with cockroach nests you first need to use pest control solutions and you will have to cover all the cracks in the walls or around the pipes. Using insecticides can be very dangerous. If you have a dog or a cat, they can get sick if they get into contact with some of these toxic substances. At the same time, suppliers are not allowed to sell professional-grade pest control substances to home users. Only certified professionals are authorized to use them. It is better to first use pest control services before covering all the places where a cockroach nest could develop.
Once your get rid of a cockroach nest, it is important to follow the above tips to avoid getting encountering the same problem again. If a neighbor has a cockroach problem, you can get them as well. If the cockroaches do not find suitable living conditions in your house, you may be lucky enough to not get infected.
(For more pest control blog, check this article: What is the best way to get rid of cockroaches?)