Cockroaches are among the most common pests infesting homes and apartments. They are especially troublesome where food is prepared and sanitation is lacking. Cockroaches are repulsive and embarrassing to most people simply by their presence. They may contaminate food, kitchen utensils, and other household items, and they leave an unpleasant odor.
Cockroaches are best controlled using a combination of techniques. Since roaches
flourish where food, moisture, and shelter are readily available, cleanliness is an
important step in preventing and correcting problems. Spills and food waste should
be cleaned up, and unwashed dishes, utensils, and pet food should not be allowed
to sit overnight. Loose food should be stored in tight-fitting containers. Garbage
should not be allowed to accumulate, and stacks of paper bags, cartons, and
newspapers should be discarded or stored in sealed plastic bags.
Outdoor species such as wood cockroaches can be discouraged from entering buildings by installing tight-fitting screens on windows and sweeps beneath doors. Cracks and openings around doors and windows should be caulked. It is also prudent to seal openings where plumbing pipes or wires pass through walls or floors with caulk, foam, or copper mesh. This is especially useful in apartments to reduce migration of cockroaches between adjoining units.
Although good housekeeping is helpful, insecticides are usually necessary to eliminate infestations, especially of German cockroaches, which are highly prolific. Cockroaches spend little time out in the open; places that are hard to see and reach is where they tend to be. Dark, secluded areas near food, warmth, and moisture are preferred so a bright flashlight helps when performing inspections. Emphasis should be on finding and treating preferred harborage locations, rather than randomly spraying baseboards, countertops and other exposed surfaces. If key harborage areas are missed problems are likely to continue.Call Now - +91 9388750599