How To Completely Get Rid Of Cockroaches In Baltimore

December 15, 2021

Cockroaches are never welcome, but unfortunately, they are some of the most challenging pests that you can find in your home. They are big enough to be annoying and small enough to miss, and their speed makes them all the harder to catch. Wherever you are located in Baltimore, you are not safe from these problematic bugs.

a brown banded cockroach crawling in a kitchen

What Cockroaches Are In Your Area

There is a great diversity of cockroach species, each with its unique characteristics, but unfortunately, the trait they all seem to share is that they can thrive anywhere, and that includes in your home. The varieties you may find in your home are the typical American Cockroach, the Brown-Banded Cockroach, or even the German Cockroach.

All of these species live for a long time and reproduce quickly, meaning that taking care of one does not mean that your problem is gone. An interesting aspect regarding these bugs is that they can feed on almost anything. Cleaning up crumbs or putting food in air-tight containers is effective, but they will also feed on wallpapers, furniture, boxes, and book bindings.

Part of what makes dealing with cockroaches so tricky is that they are incredibly resilient. Even though they do eat almost everything, they have been known to survive without food or water for longer than a month at a time. They are also good at adapting to a variety of temperatures and even radiation.

How They Get In Your Home

Cockroaches can get into your home in various ways, and they quickly make their presence permanent. They are great hitchhikers, which means that anything you bring in your home can be a method of bringing in this unwanted guest. They can hitch a ride on:

  • Grocery bags
  • Drink cartons
  • Secondhand appliances
  • Drink cartons

Depending on the location of your home, they may also crawl in through the variety of cracks or crevices many homes have. Cockroaches can fit in the smallest of openings and create their habitat very quickly.

The biggest problem with cockroaches is once they are in your home, it is almost impossible to get them out. An effective measure is to keep your home in good sanitary condition. Fewer spills, open trash, dirty dishes, and crumbs can help send cockroaches the message that you want them gone, but often much more work than this is required. Because they reproduce so fast, you may think you have gotten rid of them only to find out there are even more than you initially thought.

Stopping Cockroaches Is Difficult

You can improve the sanitary condition of your home, you can even seal off all potential entrances for cockroaches to come into your home, but they can still be just as big of a problem if not greater than when you started. Cockroaches can breed up to six generations in a year, meaning that more drastic measures are often needed to get rid of the problem.

Various DIY methods and over-the-counter products can be used to try and combat the infestation, but often these can lead to even more problems. Cockroaches are adaptable, and whatever you throw at them, they can beat or find a new part of your home to wreck. Without proper knowledge and use, different products may also cause more damage to your home and your loved ones. 

The Professional Solution

To effectively protect your family, you need professional assistance–this is where Destroy Pest Control comes into the picture. We have been servicing the Baltimore area with over 15 years of experience and knowledge under our belt. Destroy Pest Control understands the importance of customer-friendly pest control, which is why with any residence we serve, we inspect top to bottom and come up with the best solution for everyone. 

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