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Cockroaches are difficult enough to get rid of. You may have hired professional pest removal services to remove them, but the little pests left stains all over your kitchen. Luckily, removing the stains they leave behind is a much easier process. If there is a cockroach infestation in your home, you need to get help first. Call Cockroach Control Toronto for safe and effective cockroach removal.
You can find cockroach stains on any infested surface because cockroaches excrete feces wherever they go. Look everywhere in the kitchen and bathroom – in, under, and around the pantry, cabinets, countertops, sinks, and appliances. You may even find feces stains around your electrical outlets and baseboards. Feces stains are little speckles that are dark brown to black in colour. Because they are so small and dark, you may find it easier to find them with a flashlight. Feces stains also have a musty smell that will go away once the stains are removed.
To remove stains from surfaces, first use a vacuum cleaner to remove any loose particles. Start vacuuming at the highest point of the infested area, such as the tops of the kitchen cabinets, then work your way down. Run the vacuum along the sides of the surfaces and anywhere else you find feces. As soon as you’re done vacuuming, remove the bag from the machine and dispose of it. Next, put on some disposable gloves and start disinfecting. Spray a household disinfectant onto the stains and let it stand for at least 10 minutes. Then, wipe the surfaces dry with a disposable cloth. Using a brush or sponge, scrub the dried surface with soap and water, then repeat the disinfecting process again. Wipe the areas dry.
To remove cockroach stains from fabrics, try brushing the stained area first, then spray a laundry stain remover on it. Follow the instructions on the stain remover; you will likely want the product to sit for at least 30 minutes. The older the stain, the longer the product should soak. Then, wash the cloth as you normally would. For non-washable fabrics, brush the stain, then gently scrub it with dish detergent that has been diluted in water. Blot the area with a clean, wet cloth to remove the soap, then dry it with another cloth. For tougher stains, you can also try applying 3% hydrogen peroxide to the affected area and letting it sit for about 5 minutes before blotting it up as well. If you’re dealing with a fresh stain, try spraying it with cold water and blotting the feces away with a cloth before throwing it in the wash.
While cleaning up cockroach feces stains is fairly easy, getting rid of a cockroach infestation is not. You need to remove the source of the stains to make it stop. Only a professional pest removal technician has the tools required to get rid of the roaches for good. At The Exterminator Inc., our experienced staff uses the safest and most effective methods out there. You can trust our services with our 3 or 6-month warranties. If you’ve had an infestation removed but need help cleaning, ask us about our cleaning services.