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Keeping The Winter Pests Away

Nobody really enjoys being cold, and pests are no exception. Have you ever noticed that when the temperature plummets you seem to find more insects and signs of rodents inside your home? I have recently made it my mission to pest-proof my home before winter arrives, and I decided to record my different pest eradication methods in this blog. From using pest control services to advice on how to block up mice entry points, my blog posts will give you ideas on how you can keep the pesky creatures out of your home when it starts to get cold outside. The more you prepare now, the less pest evidence you'll see next winter.



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Having a pest infestation in your home can cause great stress. And one pest that homeowners all over the world live in fear of is the highly invasive German Cockroach. Once established in a home, German cockroaches can be difficult to eradicate. And because German cockroaches breed so fast, swift action is necessary to remove them once you notice their presence.

To eradicate a cockroach infestation, you'll need to be diligent and ensure that you make the right choice when deciding how to remove them.

Here are some choices you'll need to make before you tackle your cockroach issue.

1. Will you hire a professional exterminator?

Some homeowners don't hire professional pest control companies because of the cost involved. But hiring a pest controller will save you a lot of time effort and stress. Pest controllers can identify where cockroaches are living and then target those areas using insecticides, some of which can last for months. Pest controllers usually repeat treatments over time until an infestation is eradicated.

A great bonus of hiring pest controllers is that you can learn from them because they'll keep you informed of how they are treating the problem.

2. Will you sign a long-term contract with the exterminator?

Some pest control companies will ask you to sign up for a full year of pest control. A full year of pest control ensures that you have professionals at the ready to help you deal with various pests such as spiders, ants, flies and German cockroaches.

3. Will you try home remedies to eradicate cockroaches?

If you want a cost-effective way of killing German cockroaches, you could try home remedies. There are many home remedies to combat cockroaches. For instance, you can sprinkle a mix of boric acid and sugar in the areas where you see the most cockroaches. When cockroaches encounter boric acid, the compound enters their body and damages their nervous and digestive systems.

If home remedies appeal to you, you can find a wealth of advice online. However, many home remedies deter rather than eradicate, so be sure to choose one that kills cockroaches.

4. Will you use chemicals and traps to deal with the cockroaches?

You could purchase some traditional treatments for cockroaches, like glue traps, borax and chemicals. But if you have pets at home, glue traps might be out of the question. And if you are not careful when using chemicals, you could contaminate the surfaces and cupboards of your kitchen. So, before you try these treatments, be sure to learn how to use them safely and effectively. 

For more information, contact a local pest control company.