What to Do When Cockroaches are Still Getting In After Exclusion

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One of the recommended treatment options for cockroaches in Gainesville and other cities in Northern Virginia is exclusion. Roaches can often be resistant to insecticides, making excluding them by closing off any openings that they might be able to squeeze through in order to get inside is a reliable technique for dealing with roaches.

Yet this may not always be enough to keep roaches away for good and it can be frustrating to take extensive action against cockroaches and still find they are getting into your home. Understanding how and why roaches are coming in can help you correct any remaining problems with cockroaches.

How Roaches Get Inside Homes

Depending on the species, many cockroaches will find their way into your home on their own by crawling through the various cracks in the foundation, siding, and around pipes and windows.

But other species more often get into homes as hitchhikers. They will cling to items like cardboard boxes, clothing, purses and backpacks, luggage, and furniture. When you pick a roach up elsewhere on one of these items, you can easily bring it back to your home.

Egg cases are another item that can introduce an infestation. Cockroach egg cases containing up to 10 eggs will attach to different surfaces. After a few days in your home, the egg sack will hatch and you suddenly have a cockroach infestation.

Taking a few precautions to avoid bringing both adult cockroaches and egg sacks home can be the final step necessary to prevent roaches from getting in, and you can do this through the following steps:

  • Check Items Before Bringing Them Inside – If you have any boxes or bags, give them a quick once over before you carry them into your home to make sure no pests are clinging on.
  • Be Mindful Where You Go – If you are somewhere where you notice potential signs of cockroaches such as droppings or a strange odor, do not set personal items down and do not take anything from the property.
  • Be Careful with Secondhand Furniture – Use extra caution when purchasing second hand furniture rather than new and only buy from reputable places, especially when purchasing cloth furniture that offers many hiding spaces for pests.
  • Work with a Professional Cockroach Control Company – Even families who are extremely careful when it comes to roaches in Northern Virginia can still find themselves dealing with a cockroach infestation at some point. If this happens to you, it is helpful to know who to call.

ExtermPRO is the leading Northern Virginia cockroach control company that has the solutions you need to exterminate cockroaches as well as preventative pest control that can effectively keep out roaches that come in on their own throughout the year. When you suspect cockroaches in your home for any reason, call ExtermPRO to get started with coverage extermination as quickly as possible.


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