Got Cockroaches? Here's How Integrated Pest Management Can Get Rid Of Them

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Got Cockroaches? Here's How Integrated Pest Management Can Get Rid Of Them

28 December 2022
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If you're like many homeowners, the thought of a household cockroach infestation is far from your favorite thing to contemplate — and if you've seen one cockroach, you can be assured that there are many more in the vicinity that you don't see. Fortunately, today's pest control professionals do more than merely exterminate roaches — after all, this approach only ensures that infestations will continue to be a problem in the future. 

Cockroaches are a common pest that can be difficult to control, but an integrated pest management (IPM) approach can be effective in reducing their population and preventing infestations. Your local pest control service will take the following steps as part of an IPM approach to managing cockroaches:


The most effective way to manage cockroaches is to prevent them from getting into your home or building in the first place. This involves sealing any cracks or crevices in the walls, foundation, and doors, as well as eliminating sources of food, water, and shelter.


Regularly inspect your home or building for signs of cockroach activity, such as droppings, shed skins, or egg cases. This can help you identify infestations early on and determine the best course of action.

Cultural Controls

Keep your home or building clean and well-maintained, as this can make it less attractive to cockroaches. Store food in sealed containers, keep your trash can covered and fix any leaks or plumbing issues that might provide a water source for cockroaches.

Physical and Mechanical Controls

Use traps and bait stations to capture and kill cockroaches, and use physical barriers, such as door sweeps and weatherstripping, to prevent them from getting into your home or building.

Biological Controls

Some species of cockroaches, such as the German cockroach, are natural hosts for certain types of parasitic wasps, which can help control their populations.

Chemical Controls

As a last resort, you can use pesticides or other chemical treatments to kill cockroaches. However, it's important to follow the instructions carefully and use these products in a way that minimizes risks to humans and the environment.

Overall, the goal of an IPM approach to managing cockroaches is to use a combination of these strategies in a way that is effective at controlling pests while also being environmentally responsible. Your pest control technician will visit your home to perform a complete evaluation before developing a customized plan for your specific situation. 

To learn more, contact pest control services. 

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Do You Have Insects and Critters in Your Home?

Do you have unwanted varmints in your home? My name’s Jason Blaine. We used to have many unwanted, non-rent paying, living creatures in our home. In the spring and summer, it was mostly insects. Come fall when the weather began to cool off, the larger critters made their way to our attic. We would sit in the house and hear them scurrying around above us. Our cats were the only ones that seemed to like the alien invasions. They got to play with the insects and hunt the rodents. I didn’t find it to be the least bit pleasant. I finally called in a pest control service and am I glad I did! I’m going to share about our pest control maintenance service. I’ve learned a great deal about the chemicals and how they are now safe for humans. I hope to provide you with helpful information.