Cockroach bait | methods for your home
on Saturday, July 06, 2013 by Terminix
Cockroaches are attracted to warm, moist environments, which is one of the reasons why they target your home. And once they’re in, cockroach bait or any do-it-yourself cockroach product used on its own may not be enough to stop them. A more proactive approach might be to use baits along with preventive measures you can take to deter them from entering the home in the first place.
Because cockroaches need as little as 1/16th of an inch to enter your home, a good place to start is by sealing all cracks and holes in your home’s exterior as well as around windows and doorframes. Other preventive steps you can take include:
- Limiting your use of heavy ground cover, like ivy
- Discarding piles of lumber, bricks or debris
- Storing firewood away from your home
- Keeping mulch from touching the foundation
Using cockroach bait can be an effective way to rid your home of these unsightly insects. But these pesky scavengers have insatiable appetites, which is why a re-infestation can occur depending on the particular species involved and where your home is situated. Cockroaches eat almost anything you will and more—including leather, hair, draperies and glue, to name a few.
But will they eat cockroach bait too? Chances are yes, but it needs to be placed properly and used in conjunction with a coordinated pest plan to ensure maximum effectiveness. Such a plan will identify which type of cockroach you’re dealing with and treatment options, including the best cockroach bait for eliminating that species.
While these methods can help provide some level of success, your best option for effectively controlling cockroaches in and around your home is to enlist the services of a professional pest control company.
Terminix® offers cockroach control solutions
Terminix® trained technicians can identify which species of cockroach is in your home and can recommend treatment options best suited to rid your home of these pests. The Terminix Pest Control Plan is backed by the Ultimate Protection® Guarantee, the strongest guarantee in the business, which promises:
- A custom plan to help get pests out and keep them out
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- Work continued until you’re satisfied
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To find out more about proactively managing cockroaches in your home or to find out more about the Pest Control Plan, call 1.866.766.7628 or visit Terminix.com today.
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