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How to Get Rid of a Heavy Roach Infestation


How to Get Rid of a Heavy Roach Infestation

No one wants to discover a pest problem in their home, but there’s one type of infestation that makes the others pale in comparison. Go ahead, think of the absolute grossest bug and the one you would hate the most to see in your home.

Let us guess. Was your answer cockroaches?

Statistically speaking, most people would give the same answer. Roaches are disgusting. This is why it’s so important to identify infestations early and get rid of them FAST.

Here’s how.


Signs of a Roach Infestation

Roaches aren’t just gross; they can also spread illnesses such as e. Coli and salmonella. They can taint your food and damage your home. Here are some of the early warning signs of a roach infestation:

  • Egg capsules
  • Small droppings (may resemble coffee grounds)
  • Dark, irregular smear marks on walls
  • Unusual (and unpleasant) odor
  • Chew marks and holes in food packaging
  • Shed skin
  • Living roaches

Roach eggs can hold up to 30 nymphs, and the smell that their droppings leave behind often attract more roaches. If you see even a single roach, it’s likely there are more hidden around. They’re one of the most common household pests. Here’s what you can do about it.


How to Get Rid of Roaches

If you see a roach or any of these other signs, this isn’t something you’ll want to let sit on your to-do list. First, follow these tops below. Second, give us a call at 866.WAYNES1 to book an effective roach removal appointment.


Eliminate Food Sources

It may feel like your kitchen never gets fully clean in the hustle and bustle of cooking and feeding your family, but a handful of crumbs or a dirty dishrag is like an all-you-can-eat buffet to these garbage-disposal bugs.

Make sure to close up any food containers after using them, wipe up spills and messes, and be extra vigilant about any food that leaves the kitchen. A dropped cracker or forgotten juice can lead cockroaches into more corners of your home.

Here are a few other tips to rid your home of pantry pests. 


Seal Any Entrances

Where might these roaches be getting in? Check windows and doors for small cracks that could be letting these icky pests slip through.


Clean & Declutter

Roaches like dark, cluttered areas, making them more difficult to stop and giving them the perfect place to set up camp. It’s a good excuse to clean out the attic, garage, or basement and do a little spring cleaning (no matter which season it is). Take extra notice of areas where you have found evidence of roaches. 


Trap & Kill Methods

Glue strips, much like the ones recommended for mice, are a safe and effective way to get rid of roaches — if you only have a few. Set out glue traps near areas where there may be roaches, and dispose of them when roaches inevitably get stuck to them.

There are other methods, such as mixing baking soda with water, using boric acid, and chemical treatments. But the fastest and most effective way is to call the professionals.


Get Rid of a Heavy Roach Infestation with Waynes

We hate roaches too, but we love getting rid of them. Pulverizing pests is what we do!

If you have a roach infestation (or even think you do), reach out to us here or call us at 866.WAYNES1. Our Service Professionals can assess your home and get rid of your pest problem safely and quickly, so you don’t have to worry about finding roaches in your things.

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