Will Caulking Keep Cockroaches Out?

Will Caulking Keep Cockroaches Out?

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Cockroaches are highly mobile pests that have no trouble creeping into a person’s home or business. Only a tiny gap as small as 1/16th of an inch is needed to allow them in. It’s a good idea to seal up any cracks or crevices you find, but, unfortunately, this may not prevent them entirely. Cockroaches can find other ways in, and once they’re settled, they can stay for a long time. If you’re worried about cockroaches, feel free to give us a call if you need help with cockroach control in Toronto. 

Cockroaches are attracted to living spaces with lots of moisture and warmth, so they’re usually found in kitchens and bathrooms. They migrate through the walls and plumbing of neighbouring apartments and residences, going from one place to the next. Cockroaches can squeeze through doorways and can even fit through electrical outlets. Not only do they crawl from place to place, but they also travel by clinging to things like used pieces of furniture, luggage, and boxes. An unlucky individual could even bring home a pregnant cockroach in a grocery bag. Once in the house, one cockroach could lead to an entire infestation.

There are several methods to avoid cockroaches in addition to caulking and sealing entry points. Keeping the home clean, for instance, is a good deterrent because it limits sources of food. Washing the dishes, taking out the garbage, and vacuuming regularly are all good habits. You should also put food away in sealable containers and fix any leaky faucets so there isn’t any standing water left out. At the end of the day, however, cockroaches don’t really care how clean your house is. If they find a way in, they will have plenty of food to eat despite all your hard work. Cockroaches are extremely adaptable creatures that can survive on things like cardboard and glue. Cockroaches need very little to survive.

So, while caulking is a good idea, it’s not enough to keep them out. If you live in a multi-residential building and you see cockroaches, you should let management know. This way, your neighbours will have their units treated in addition to yours, and they can take preventative measures as well. A professional pest removal service should always be hired to treat the issue. Over-the-counter pesticides are merely temporary solutions that won’t get rid of them for good. 

At The Exterminators Inc., we use the best materials and equipment to get rid of any cockroach problem. Our experienced technicians use an ultra-light volume mist that reaches deep into the pests’ hiding spots and eradicates them immediately. We also use insecticides that have a residual effect, making them lethal to cockroaches for weeks after our visit. Our services are safe and effective. Toronto pest control guarantees results with its 3- and 6-month warranties. Give us a call today if you need a cockroach problem solved. 

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Joe The Exterminator
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Joe is a professional pest control exterminator with over 15 years of experience and enjoys sharing his knowledge about different pests and how you can deal with them.