You’ve Seen Cockroaches: Here’s What’s Next
Ack, there one goes! And another! Cockroaches on the run in a Brevard County home! Now what? If you’ve lived in Florida for any amount of time, odds are you’ve run into a few cockroaches, but in your home, where there is one (or two, or three), there is almost certainly many more somewhere nearby. The species vary, and the environments around Brevard County offer ample space for these bothersome creatures to find their footing, but generally, you’ll be looking at German cockroaches and American cockroaches (colloquially known as palmetto bugs). Getting rid of cockroaches can be extremely difficult, and the experts in Brevard County pest removal at Apex are here to help at any time. But first, here are a few things you can do yourself when you’ve spotted the elusive cockroach.
- Investigate: First, you need to figure out how big the problem is, and if it’s big enough, this shouldn’t be difficult. As we mentioned, cockroaches are very common in Florida and especially Brevard County with our many rivers and saltwater shallows. One or two may not be cause for real concern, but it’s always a good idea to be certain. Check hidden areas and any high clutter spots specifically (also, try looking at night).
- Caulking: Roaches are highly skilled at getting into small areas, but that doesn’t mean you should not try to stop them. A little caulking in gaps near windows and doors can go a long way.
- Gel bait: Gel bait can work fantastically with a small amount of roaches; it is also a pretty good test for exactly how big of an issue you have. One of the problems with gel bait, however, is that it does not give you a good idea of where the recently dead roaches have been living. Glue strips can often help in that respect.
- Roach hotels: Tried and true, these really do work: they are also basically little plastic containers containing poison, not ideal for pets and children, obviously. Try placing them in high and impossible to reach places for the safest results, and never place outside (you’ll be hurting the environment surrounding your home more than anything).
- Call the professionals: Which segues perfectly into the next tip for taking care of a roach problem: call in the pros. There is no way to quickly and effectively rid your home than by calling Apex.
Brevard County pest removal can be a tricky business, which is all the more reason to call in the best in local management at Apex. Contact us at (866) 675-4070. We offer a free, no obligation quote and visit and will always get back to you within 24-hours.