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Cockroaches For Christmas

December 8, 2017

cockroach climbing on wall

There are certainly plenty of things we could add to our Christmas wish list, but cockroaches probably are not one of them. After all the hustle and bustle of the holiday preparation winds down and our cooking is finished, the shopping is over and it's time to sit back and relax, reaping the benefits of all of your hard work, the last thing you want to see from your warm cozy spot near the fireplace is a cockroach! Or worse, having everyone wary of coming over for future holidays because they saw a cockroach running across your floor during Christmas dinner!

Quite possibly one of the biggest issues with cockroaches is the ability to spread disease. Cockroaches have been linked to salmonella, streptococcus, and other scary viruses. Ridding the infestation should be a top priority if you run across one in your home. Cockroach infestations can sometimes be tricky to spot. Here are a few tips to help with identifying a cockroach infestation.

  • Always check moist places such as: behind major appliances, under sinks, under floor drains as well as inside the major appliances and behind furniture.

  • Feces: Often times the amount of the droppings is one way to determine the extent of the infestation. Droppings can look similar to pepper or coffee grounds though they can get larger than both.

  • Smell: At times of larger infestations, the cockroach can be detected by a foul odor.

  • Sight: During a cockroach infestation, one of the sure ways to know you have a problem is to actually see the cockroach. Though you might not see a living one, you may find dead ones as well as shell casings.

Spotting a cockroach is one thing. At least then you can call Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators to take care of the problem, but how do you prevent it? Truth is, cockroaches can sneak in through some pretty tight places, but that doesn’t mean there are not a few precautions you can take to help prevent them.

  • Make sure to close up and caulk gaps found around windows and doors. Focus on gaps at ground/basement level.

  • Make sure to regularly take out the trash.

  • Always move appliances to get under and behind them when cleaning.

  • Expedite the cleaning of spilled food, crumbs, and liquids.

  • Install door sweeps onto the bottom of doors that exit to the outside.

  • Always store food in sealed containers.

  • Always check for moisture causing problems such as leaky pipes, drains, and backed up gutters.

At Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators we have a wide variety of options for your pest problem. “Controlling” a pest problem does not mean settling for a minimum number of pests, it means taking control of an infestation and only allowing those creatures you desire to exist on the property. For only one low price, our Home Guardian SM Service is a year-round, hassle-free program that reassures your property to be pest free regardless of the season. We understand that every infestation is unique, that is why we offer a FREE inspection. After the inspection is complete, our pest control professionals will make a recommendation specifically for your situation. Don’t let cockroaches ruin your Christmas. Call today!


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