Can we help the Orkin Man rid our home of roaches?

Question: How can we help The Orkin Man rid our home of cockroaches?

Answer: You can try a few methods on your own to help control cockroaches. Sources like pet food dishes, drains, dishwashers, trash cans, etc. should be maintained, cleaned and/or stored properly. Another step is to determine the source or entry point for the cockroaches. Some cockroaches, like the German cockroach, are primarily carried into the home. Be careful to inspect items such as used furniture or appliances for cockroaches before bringing them home. Outdoor cockroaches may invade under doors and through open windows. Homeowners and the pest control professionals should collaborate to seal up the home as much as possible. Pest control professionals also can employ traps such as glue boards in areas where cockroaches may travel or hide. Yet another tool can be proper applications of products such as baits and residuals to cracks/crevices, harborage areas, and the exterior of the home. The actual plan and time to control cockroaches will vary by home and situation.



Tags:

Our Pest Library

Find out more about your suspects

Our Pest Library is full of up-to-date information on termites, ants, and cockroaches as well as more than 25 common household pests. Find out more information about their behavior, habits, and other cool facts.

Ask Your Question

Still didn’t find an answer to your question? Fill out the form below and we'll get right back to you with an answer. For service and billing questions please message us here.