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Will Pest Control Get Rid Of Roaches?

Eric Uptain

December 23, 2022

Roaches are nasty little creatures. They're dirty, they're gross, and they always seem to show up when you least expect them. Roaches can be found in any home, apartment or condo building. If you have roaches, then you probably want to get rid of them as soon as possible! But is there such a thing as professional roach control? Do pest control services really get rid of roaches, or are they just trying to sell you something that won't work?

Do You Have Roaches?

Knowing the signs of a roach infestation is the first step to getting rid of them. The common German Cockroach is the most common roach in the northern Idaho area and is usually found in kitchens, bathrooms and other warm, humid areas such as attics and basements. They are smaller than most other types of roaches at about 1/2 inch long (13 millimeters). They're reddish-brown with two black stripes on their thorax (the part between their head and wings).

Roach nests are easy to identify because they’re usually behind cabinets or appliances where they have access to food sources. Nests tend to be made from paper products such as cardboard boxes, egg cartons or newspaper; if you see crumpled-up papers around your home that haven’t been used for anything else then chances are there's a nest nearby!

To find out if you have an infestation simply look for insect droppings on surfaces like countertops near sink drains or baseboards near food prep areas like stoves. You may also notice little black spots that appear after cockroaches die—these are actually exoskeletons left behind by molting which happens when your little friend sheds its old skin every so often!

How Big A Problem Are Roaches?

Roaches are one of the most common household pests in North America and can be found in nearly every state across the country. In fact, they've been around longer than people have been inhabiting this continent (around 400 million years). If you're reading this article, then there's a good chance that roaches have made their way into your life—and if not yet, then soon enough. They probably won't even make it difficult on themselves by making themselves scarce: Roaches are notoriously resilient and adaptable creatures that have learned how to survive through evolution alone—no matter how many toxic chemicals we throw at them or how thoroughly we scrub our floors and counters with disinfectant spray! Not only are roaches gross to see around a house, but they also can cause several health issues such as allergies and asthma and could even lead to more serious things such as diarrhea, cholera, typhoid fever, leprosy, and dysentery.

Traditional Methods Of Controlling Roaches

Many conventional pest control products have been shown to be effective against cockroaches, although some may be better than others depending on the type of roach being targeted and its life stage. For example, pesticide baits are often used as a quick fix for indoor roach infestations because they contain slow-acting chemicals designed to kill adult insects before they lay eggs or eat poison bait themselves.

Sprays can also be effective at killing adult cockroaches if applied directly onto them or into cracks where they live; however, this method may not work well if there are many hiding places within your home that aren't easily accessible by spray (such as underneath cabinets). Dusts containing insecticides such as boric acid or pyrethroid insecticides will also kill most adult cockroaches when applied directly onto them by sprinkling some powder onto surfaces where they'll walk through it (like along baseboards).

How Do Professional Pest Control Services Get Rid of Roaches?

Let's talk about the most common method. Pesticides are applied in a variety of ways, but the simplest and most effective is a roach spray. These sprays come in a variety of forms: gels, liquids and powders that you can apply to areas where you think roaches might be lurking (underneath cabinets or appliances, for instance). Roach sprays often contain ingredients like boric acid or pyrethrins, which are poisonous to roaches but not humans.

What Can You Do to Prevent Roaches From Coming Back

Roaches are gross, but they're also really good at spreading disease. That's why it's so important to treat them as soon as you notice their presence in your home. However, there are things you can do to prevent them from coming back after the first treatment.

  • Keep food and trash sealed up: This is super easy—just don't leave food out on counters or tables, and keep trash cans covered with lids.
  • Keep your house clean: It might seem like an obvious statement, but bugs absolutely love dirtiness (especially if there’s a lot of leftover food in it). So be sure to take out the trash regularly and vacuum often! Cleaning products with bleach will help kill off any remaining roach eggs or larvae that may still be hiding out somewhere in your home


Here's the takeaway: You can't just call a pest control company and expect them to completely solve your roach problem. You're going to have to do some work on your end. Unfortunately, that means cleaning up after cooking, keeping food out of the house, and removing clutter from around windows and doors.

If you're having problems with roaches in your home regardless of what steps you take, consider calling a professional exterminator or hiring someone who specializes specifically in getting rid of these pests they may have access to more powerful pesticides.

As you can see, there are a number of different methods for controlling roaches. It is important to choose one that is right for your needs and the level of infestation. If you have an extreme problem with roaches or if they are affecting your health, then it’s time to call in the professionals. We here at Cross Town Pests will be able to help get rid of them quickly and efficiently so they don’t come back!

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