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By Ethan
February 17, 2022

Do Roaches Come Back After Extermination?

It is possible for roaches to come back after extermination, although seeing roaches after putting out traps or bait doesn’t mean it isn’t working. It can be a good sign to see roach activity after treatment, as the roaches will become agitated and come out of their hiding places and then die as the poison takes effect. Roaches have also become immune to certain pesticides over time, making them harder to get rid of. Because of this, pest control professionals will often use more than one kind of treatment to tackle a roach infestation.

 

The Types Of Roach Treatments

Roach infestations are not easy to take care of, and it is not recommended to try DIY treatments which are costly and don’t get to the root of the problem. For example, using a bug bomb is a popular DIY option, but hasn’t proven to be very effective. 

Here are some professional treatment options

  • Gel bait insecticides 
  • Sealing cracks in the walls of your home or other entry points
  • Boric acid dust
  • Pesticide spray
  • Glue traps
  • Diatomaceous earth

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Roach Eggs Don’t Always Die

Killing roach eggs is just as important as getting rid of adult and baby cockroaches, but the eggs can be hard to find and are usually laid in hidden places. Cockroach eggs are also hard to destroy because they are encased in a hard layer of protein that acts as a shield. Because of this, a general treatment isn’t always enough to kill roach eggs, either, and may require professional pest control services. If you find roach eggs, you can crush them, spray them with pesticides, and make sure to dispose of them outside of your home. 

Cockroaches Love To Hide

Cockroaches favor small, dark, and damp hiding places. You might see them in a closet, crawling into a crack in the wall, behind appliances, or under the sink. These pests will also be drawn to food and will eat garbage, which is why keeping a clean and organized home and being extra careful to clean up spills or crumbs is always recommended to help prevent a pest control problem. 

Extermination Is Only Part Of Roach Control

A long-term pest control solution requires more than just spraying pesticides or laying traps. Cleaning the home is one of the first recommended steps, which can help you eliminate eggs, discover a nest, and make your home less attractive to these pests. 

Cockroaches and disease often go together, and they can also transmit bacteria such as E.coli and Salmonella which is another reason to get rid of these pests as soon as possible. To control cockroaches, a pest control professional will inspect your home, lay traps, apply pesticides, seal any cracks or entry points in your home, and apply treatment outside of your home if necessary. 

How We Can Help You

As pest control professionals, we have the experience and expertise to tackle any pest problem with confidence. Cockroaches are an insidious problem in Florida because they thrive in warm, humid climates, so you may be experiencing a roach issue even if your home is very clean. Our professional pest control services will not only tackle a cockroach infestation but can help prevent another one from happening in the future with short and long-term treatments and follow-up inspections. If you are experiencing a pest control problem, save yourself valuable time and contact us today. 

 

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