Many homes and businesses have cockroaches and may wonder how it happens. Primarily, roaches can get into buildings through a variety of methods. They can be carried in with the groceries, from laundry baskets and can come in through cracks in the walls and flooring. They may also be carried in by guests and once inside, can breed quickly, sometimes laying hundreds of eggs in just a few weeks. In most cases, you don’t realise the problem until you’ve got an infestation.
How To Determine If You’re Infested
Many times, it’s not easy to determine a cockroach infestation. For one thing, roaches hide during the daytime hours and only come out at night. Therefore, if you go to bed at a reasonable time, you may not see them for months or even years. Likewise, they can find tiny crumbs that your broom and mop may not reach, so keeping the floors clean, while important, may not be enough to get rid of them.
Another problem with roaches is that they multiply fast. Females can lay their eggs in small cracks and corners, unbeknownst to you. Then, as the eggs hatch, more roaches will soon follow.
Get Rid Of Them
While the best method of removal is to prevent an infestation in the first place, you must have a plan of action to rid your home or business of these pests. While there are thousands of at-home remedies, it is usually best to call on RIP, as they’re professionals and know how to find the eggs, where to look, and how to get rid of them safely.
Most homeowners prefer to try the DIY options first because they think it will save money. However, it’s usually best to call the professionals in as soon as possible because they’ll get rid of them faster and offer tips on prevention.