How To Control Small Cockroaches At Home

How to Control Small Cockroaches at Home

A small cockroach is a young cockroach. If you saw a young cockroach in your home, this unfortunately means that there are probably many more cockroaches infesting the area. This is because cockroaches are very good at hiding and they reproduce very quickly. There are however some ways you can control the population in your home, and if you want them gone for good, you can call always call a professional. If you need a cockroach problem solved, feel free to give Cockroach Control Toronto a call. 

If you found small cockroaches in your home, they are likely baby German cockroaches. This species is the most common, usually found in bathrooms and kitchens and where there is much warmth and humidity. These cockroaches can often be found in kitchen cabinets so you would need to learn how to prevent cockroaches in kitchen cabinets. Adult cockroaches are brown or tan in colour, with two black stripes that run parallel down its back. Baby cockroaches are tiny and much darker than their adult counterparts. It takes babies about 100 days to grow into adulthood. Along the way, a baby German cockroach will molt 6 or 7 times. Once an adult, a female can produce as many as 300 offspring in her lifetime. Within a year, one female and her offspring have the potential to infest a home with over 30,000 cockroaches. So, if you see one baby roach, it’s time to take action. 

First, you should tidy up your living space. Reduce as much clutter as you can. Wash the dishes every day, and don’t leave any food out on the counter. Take the garbage out every day and store food in sealable containers. Vacuum regularly and wipe down surfaces to limit the amount of food there is available. You should also try to always eat in the same part of the house. Fix any leaky faucets so there is no standing water and seal up any cracks you find in the kitchen or bathroom, like the gaps between the cabinets and the wall. These habits should keep the cockroach population under control; however, they will not go away once they have already settled. 

Over-the-counter sprays can be useful when eliminating one cockroach at a time, but they are ineffective at eradicating an infestation. Sticky traps can also be purchased, but they are only effective at estimating the size of an infestation. Natural remedies such as the use of essential oils and spices can help deter cockroaches, but once settled, the cockroaches won’t go away. It is very difficult to reach every insect with products you can find on the market. The best way to get rid of cockroaches is to get the help of a professional. 

At The Exterminators Inc. we use an ultra-light volume mist that reaches deep into the cockroaches’ hiding spots. This mist causes the insects to leave their hiding spots and perish immediately. To fight against any eggs that are left behind, we use safe and effective residual insecticides that stop any hatchlings from growing up. Our services are backed by our 3 and 6-month warranties. Call The Exterminators Inc. today.