If you see one roach scuttling across the floor or the counter, you can be rest assured that you are looking at an infestation. Roaches don’t typically come out of their hiding in dark locations. So, when you see one in bright light, it can be safely assumed that their numbers have increased.
You would know that you have an infestation with a telltale strong odor. Roaches, when confined to a single location, give off a distinct smell that has been described as oily, musky, somewhat similar to a wet dog. This smell is a combination of roach urine, feces, and their bodies.
To identify a roach infestation, look out for their feces that are similar in appearance to coffee grounds. You may also come across their egg shells. You may be dealing with a severe infestation if you come across roach droppings in several areas and in large amounts.
Home Remedies That Work
These are a few home remedies that have been proven effective against roaches in San Diego:
Boric acid should be your go to compound when making a DIY roach killer. You need to take equal amounts of flour, sugar, and boric acid to make smooth dough. Tear off portions and make balls. Set these balls around the house wherever you find roach droppings. Sugar and flour are noteworthy at attracting roaches and boric acid will quickly kill them.
Baking soda makes for a great fish and bait roach killer trap. Mix equal amounts of sugar and baking soda to effectively control the multiplication of these pests. Baking soda is as efficient as boric acid at killing roaches and sugar is remarkable at attracting them. Identify all their hideouts and sprinkle the mixture in these corners.
Essential oils are easy to get from local supermarkets and other stores. Peppermint oil can take care of several pest problems, including cockroaches. Make a mixture of peppermint oil and salt water in a spray bottle and use it in all infested areas of the home. You may need several applications before you see the numbers dwindle.
As some types of cockroaches come from the drains or sewers, like American cockroaches, it is best to cover your sink or bathtub drains at night or when not in use. For landlords with a vacant unit, we recommend the kitchen and bathroom sink drains be closed and the bathtub drain be covered.
Hire a Certified Roach Exterminator in San Diego
Cockroaches are at the top of the list when it comes to health hazards. These unsightly pests can multiply quickly and are capable of causing disease and spoiling food. In certain extreme cases, they are also known to bite children. You need aggressive roach infestation elimination if home remedies fail to work. Licensed pest control professionals at M Exterminators can ensure that your roach problem is a thing of the past.
We can offer effective prevention techniques and strategies to safeguard your San Diego property from further infestations. Give us a call today at 619-375-0220 or use our online form to schedule a visit.