August

30

2013

 
Cockroach Control In Colorado

Roaches are not a pleasant sight to see, especially when they are inside your home.

Cockroaches in Colorado are a problem for both home and business owners alike.  These pests are known for popping up under our sinks or crawling through our garbage cans and spreading dangerous diseases to our food preparation surfaces and directly to our food. They can also cause allergies and asthmatic reactions when fragments of their exoskeletons and feces are inhaled. What can you do to prevent an infestation of cockroaches in your Colorado property? The Denver pest control professionals at EnviroPest by Sprague would like to offer you a few cockroach prevention tips to make sure your home remains free of these nuisance pests. 

To prevent cockroaches from making your home their own, you need to know what they require. In order for a cockroach population to thrive, they must have access to: 

  • Food

  • Water

  • Shelter 

With an abundance of what they need to survive, cockroach egg capsules will quickly become cockroach babies, which will quickly grow into more adult cockroaches causing problems for your home! Follow these prevention tips to eliminate the environments in which cockroaches thrive: 

  1. Keep your home clean. Insects like cockroaches are attracted to food crumbs and spills around your home. Make sure to clean up spills and food messes whenever they occur. Clean around all appliances (behind and underneath), paying close attention to the grease spills that occur around the stove.

  2. Properly store your food. Don’t leave food out on counters and if you have open packages of non-perishables in the cupboard, decant these things (flour, sugar, etc) into hard-sided plastic containers with tight fitting lids.

  3. Steam and vacuum floors; this can sanitize as well as get rid of any cockroaches that may be present.

  4. Cockroaches will feed on items in the garbage too, so taking the trash out regularly and storing it away from the home is the best option. 

  5. Remove areas of moisture. Fix leaky pipes and run a dehumidifier in especially damp rooms.

  6. Remove areas of clutter. Cockroaches may find safe areas in which to lay their eggs in boxes, piles of junk and clutter. When these areas of clutter are not present, their hiding places will be fewer.

  7. Weather strip doors and windows. Removing areas of entry can help eliminate the places in which cockroaches can find their way indoors. 

Through a combination of eliminating food sources, eliminating areas of moisture and areas where these insects can hide, you can help prevent a cockroach infestation from ever taking hold inside your Colorado home. The prevention tips are not a cure; if you have a current cockroach infestation you’ll need to contact the professionals at EnviroPest by Sprague for control treatments to completely eliminate the problem.  Although you may be seeing fewer cockroaches after implementing these exclusion techniques, you could still have cockroach eggs and more cockroaches hiding in places you’ve not checked. 

For effective insect control and rodent control in Denver or elsewhere in our Colorado service area that are eco-friendly, please contact EnviroPest by Sprague today. We offer effective treatments for control of roaches, ants, spiders, bed bugs, termites, rodents and any other pests you may have encountered in your Denver home. Give us a call today!