Best Way To Get Rid Of Roaches

Roaches are such a resilient beast and such a common pest that this leads to two issues that people run into when looking for the best way to get rid of roaches. First, there are way too many opinions. Second, it is unclear which of those is correct. Here at cockroach bite, we hope to distill the aggregate knowledge of the internet into action for you to take to get rid of your cockroach problem.

Cockroach Exterminator Tenting

The undisputed best, most certain, guaranteed way to get rid of roaches is to call an exterminator and have them tent your house. If you’re in a big city you’ve likely seen this a few times, the cockroach is exterminator will cover your house in a tent that makes it look like a circus show. They then fumigate the entire building with cockroach poison for a number of days or weeks.

Tenting allows the poison to get into places where cockroaches may be nesting or hiding and where you will otherwise be unable to reach with traps or spray.

There are serious downsides to tenting however, you need to have somewhere to live with any pets while they kill the cockroaches. You need to also remove all food from the house so that the poison doesn’t get into it. Most of all is the cost, it can cost thousands of dollars to get your house tented.

So while tenting is the best way to get rid of roaches, it is not practical for all families.

Cockroach Exterminator Baits, Traps and Sprays

If you are unable to tent your home, the next best solution to killing roaches is to still talk to a professional. An exterminator is someone who’s business is getting rid of pests. There are many exterminator businesses in any large city because properly getting rid of cockroaches is difficult and time consuming, and if you don’t do it right, there’s a high chance that they will return.

If you hire an exterminator, they will give you two main benefits.

  1. They have access to professional grade cockroach poisons. An exterminator will be able to assess your situation and use the most appropriate insecticides to kill the roaches in house.
  2. An exterminator knows what it takes to permanently get rid of cockroaches in your city and area. Cockroaches will behave slightly differently depending on the area and climate, so how long you need to leave traps out, how many roaches you may be infested with and the species of cockroach that you are dealing with will all be factors an exterminator will know how to handle.

Store bought solutions

The number of sprays, traps, and baits available in stores is crazy. You can go to any home improvement or general store and find cockroach solutions. The trick is picking the right one for your situation. Generally this means spending a lot of money on these products experimenting on the ones that you feel work best.

Natural Cockroach Solutions

See our article on how to kill cockroaches naturally for some great suggestions.

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