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How to Get Rid of Roaches


There’s no escaping cockroaches in Louisiana. The heat and humidity attract them to Louisiana and all of the southern states. In fact, in 2017, New Orleans was recognized as the city with the highest number of roach infestations, topping out at 41 percent of households having cockroaches. What’s worse, cockroaches are building up immunities to insecticides according to a Purdue University study. With these dangerous bugs infesting more territory while causing sickness and allergies in humans, you need to do everything you can to keep cockroaches at bay and eliminate them quickly.

Identify the Problem                                                                                                                         

The first thing you need to do in your process of eliminating a cockroach infestation is identify that you have one. Seeing a cockroach is one of the most obvious signs that you may have an infestation. Other signs of a cockroach infestation include a strong unpleasant odor, finding roach feces, or spotting shed skin shells. If you start noticing any of the signs, it’s best to start taking action immediately.

Call the Professionals Immediately to Eliminate Roaches 

With cockroaches becoming more immune to pesticides, you need the most current and species-targeted pesticides available. Pest control companies such as Delta Pest Services, use the most recently released pesticides available. They also know which pesticide will work the best for each type of roach, whether it’s the German cockroach, Oriental cockroach, or the Brown-Banded cockroach.

Getting the professionals to treat as quickly as possible will help you eliminate your roach problem fast.

Remove Food Sources

Roaches are scavengers and will eat any available food. Crumbs, unsealed bags of cereal, and day-old bread are all five-star meals to the average cockroach. If you have a roach problem, remove any source of food to help your home be less appealing.

Seal Up Entry Points

These bugs can slip under the smallest crack or easily skitter up a drain. When trying to eliminate cockroaches, keeping numbers down so they can’t breed is important. Removing their entry points by sealing up any cracks around doors, windows, or roofs will help ensure you don’t have any more roaches moving into your home and breeding.

Set Up Bait Traps to Get Rid of Roaches

Cockroaches are always looking for food to support their numbers. Laying down bait traps can help effectively cut down their numbers by poisoning them with apparent food. The roaches will eat the bait within the traps thinking it’s food, only to be belly up some time later. Many professional pest companies will deploy bait traps in addition to spraying. However, you can also get your own bait traps at a store for extra measure.

Remove Clutter Around Your Home

Roaches love to hide, whether it’s in spare cardboard boxes around your home, within clutter in your room or underneath the sink, or in extra garbage outside the car port. They will hide anywhere they can to avoid detection. Removing clutter from around your home will prevent giving the cockroaches hiding and breeding spots.

A cockroach infestation is not uncommon in Louisiana but that doesn’t mean you have to accept defeat. Call the experts at Delta Pest Services, follow the above tips, and then say goodbye to your roach problem. For more information on cockroach infestations or for pest control services in Baton Rouge, call us at 225-230-6600.


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