Control Roach Entrances
The best way to control roaches is to eliminate their entry. The only problem is that it is impossible to prevent them from entering your home. Fortunately, there are precautions that will make it easier to prevent roach entry.
Paper and Plastic Bags
Roaches like wood products a lot more than plastic products. Many people bring roaches home in paper bags from the grocery stores or from shipping containers. If possible, use a clean "green" bag from home or use plastic bags.
Shipping containers come from all over the country. You could map out the product path before it comes to your door, but that is downright impractical. Instead, be aware that shipping containers will often contain roaches. It only takes one roach filled warehouse to infect lots of other buildings through transportation.
What that means, for you, is to open shipped products outside and throw the paper containers away immediately.
Door and Windows and Cracks
A roach can slip through the tiniest crack. If you have open holes, in your home, it will make it easy for them to enter. For example, some people have a small space under their front doors and windows that don't shut tightly. Some hot and humid areas have roaches that live in wood piles and at the neighbors. The roaches will come to your home and look for a way inside. Make sure that all cracks and crevices are tightly sealed off. It will help tremendously.
Control the Nest
There are millions of ways to control roaches, but you don't want to forget about the nest. The only effective means for roach control is to get rid of the nest. I will repeat that again because it is forgotten by so many people. The only way to have effective control is to get rid of the nest.
Roaches multiply so fast that you can have thousands of them within a very short amount of time. You can kill a few here and there, but that will not do what you need done. Imagine a constant baby factory. That's what a roach nest is. A single female roach can produce twenty-five to thirty thousand offspring a year. Imagine what happens with someone that has a few hundred roaches. You can get into the millions in a short amount of time. Do you see why killing a few here and there isn't going to help that much?
Fortunately, there are roach control products that are great at killing the nest. The best product is a boric acid bait paste that attracts the roaches. Then, they take it home to the nest and eliminate the source of the roaches and that's the way to do it.
For a super heavy infestation, a combination of a boric acid bait pastes and a bucket of boric acid dust working together will product great results. The most likely place to check for the nest is: 1- The water heater and 2- Inside the walls.
Control Water and then Food
Roaches, like any life form, have a stronger need for water than anything else. Most nesting grounds are close to a water source. It makes sense. The ideal conditions are what the roaches look for when making a nest. People with leaky pipes, dripping sinks, or leaky water heaters and that leave food laying out are the most attractive places for roaches to "set up shop".
You can see that a roach has a certain degree of intelligence. In a large apartment complex, they will often put the nest next to a leaky water heater. It keeps them safe, hydrated, and warm. The nest is not arbitrarily put anywhere. The roach scouts do a good job of locating good nesting spots.
Secondly, after you control for water, make sure that all your food is locked down. That means putting it in tight containers that the roaches can't get into. Food should not be left out. Finally, don't forget that the refrigerator needs to have the food in tightly sealed containers, as well.
Roach control is an important aspect of a pest free home. People that live in hot and humid areas should be more careful to take precautions. The easiest precaution is to treat once a year with boric acid roach paste. That way, the minute a roach walks into your home, it will be eliminated.
Undertaking all these tasks may not be quite easy for most people considering the time and the activities that are involved. As a result of this, it is advisable that you look for a qualified pest control company like GC PEST CONTROL to help you with the tasks. In order for you to get the best best pest control Ipswich services for your home or any other kind of property.