Cockroaches have plagued humans for centuries and are well-known for being among the most tenacious pests. Roaches have an uncanny ability to survive adverse environments and can multiply at incredible rates. In addition to being generally unpleasant house guests, roaches carry the risk of spreading bacteria and various diseases. If you are facing a potential roach infestation in your home, it is time to call for help. Here is what you need to do to prepare for extermination:
Find a Reliable Company: While you may be tempted to tackle the roach infestation on your own, calling a professional is safer and in the long run, cheaper than trying to navigate your way around hazardous chemicals. To find someone near your home, just type your problem into your favorite search engine. For instance, if you live in San Antonio, you can enter “San Antonio exterminator” for a list of companies. Next, you can compare pricing, services, and reputations of the companies that service your area.
Get Ready to Pack: You’ll need to pack and store many of your belongings to ensure that they aren’t exposed to the fumigation chemicals. It is also a good idea to seal food and clear any small spaces like cupboards that can serve as hiding places.
Take a Day Out: Depending on your cockroach control company, you may need to leave your home for several hours, or a full day. Make sure that you have everything you need before you leave your home for the exterminators, and that you have plenty to do during the time. You will also need to find a temporary place for your pets.
Getting rid of roaches is a tenacious process. Fortunately, companies like Terminix, which offer a variety of pest control solutions including termite services, are there to help ensure that the fumigation is a one-time process.