Cockroaches 101 - How to get rid of cockroaches

If you've seen one cockroach, you know there’s more lurking in hidden places. Did you know that there are thousands of species of cockroaches as well? No wonder they can be so difficult to get rid of!

In the Vancouver area, it’s the German cockroaches that are predominant. They are light-to medium-brown, and tend to come out at night. They eat just about anything and you'll find them in businesses and homes alike.

So, how do you get rid of cockroaches? Especially when previous methods have failed you?

Keep it clean. This is rule number one for getting cockroaches out of your home or business and keeping them away. Don't have dripping faucets, and get all garbage outside daily. Also, don’t leave food laying around anywhere. Check outside along foundation walls for cracks or openings where pests may be getting in.

Use boric acid. Cockroaches have become resilient to most chemicals, but boric acid is one that kills them efficiently. You can find boric acid in powder form, and you can spread it on countertops, desks or corners to help prevent cockroaches from coming into your home or business.

Use simple soap and water. If you have young children and pets and don't want a chemical powder where they can easily get to it, combine dishwashing detergent and water into a spray bottle. Anytime you see a cockroach give them a good spray. This will kill them immediately.

Usually, cockroaches have become infested in places you don't see. That’s why it’s best to call the professionals in to get rid of them once and for all. The cockroaches you see are just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak.

A good pest control expert will know exactly what to do for your cockroach problem. They'll have it under control before you know it.

contact your location abc pest control for a free consultation