The Problem With DIY Cockroach Control In Pensacola

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What are some things you don’t want to find inside your Pensacola home? Most people worry about finding things like unexpected people, messes made by pets, and damaged electronics with no sign of who was the culprit. We worry about cockroaches. These invasive pests regularly break into area homes and are a serious threat to human health. If you have never considered the many downsides to having cockroaches inside your home, here is what you should know, including some reasons DIY cockroach control might make things worse for you and your Pensacola home and property.

What Makes Cockroaches Different From Other Pests?

Cockroaches are not like other pests that live in our area. They are much more adept at surviving in unfavorable conditions and climates. To start, these pests are able to withstand five times more radiation than humans and are resistant to many traditional pest control products. They are also durable and can withstand over 900 times their body weight in pressure! To make all of this worse, cockroaches are adept at hiding. The only time you will actively see these pests inside your living areas is at night, which makes identifying and assessing the severity of a cockroach infestation difficult.

How DIY Cockroach Control Can Be Dangerous

Some pests can be treated, using safe products that pose no real risk to human health. Not cockroaches. Because of cockroachs’ many resistances, this is simply not an option. If you purchase store-bought cockroach control, you will be getting products that contain dangerous chemicals. If used in the wrong amounts or in the wrong locations, these products could put more than cockroaches at risk, they can get you, your family, and your pets sick as well.

What makes things more difficult is that even if you do use products right, there is no way to know if they are properly handling your problem. Cockroaches regularly seek shelter inside wall voids and other hard-to-reach areas and are capable of surviving for over a week without water and a month without food.

Some DIY Tips That You Can Use To Prevent Cockroaches

We will never recommend people use DIY cockroach control to eliminate these pests. We do, however, encourage the use of DIY prevention strategies, as long as they don’t involve the use of pesticides. If you have some time on your hands and you want to make your home less attractive and accessible to roaches, here are some great tips and tricks to use today.

  • Identify damage in your home’s exterior foundation. Seal gaps, cracks, and holes you find using a caulking gun.
  • Make sure your home’s window/door screens, weatherstripping, and door sweeps are in good working condition.
  • Address moisture issues in and around your home by fixing leaks, cleaning out your gutters, using dehumidifiers, and eliminating sources of water buildup.
  • Thoroughly clean your living areas and keep things tidy.
  • Make sure you are storing leftovers, pet food, and pantry items inside air-tight containers.

The Reason You Should Invest In Professional Cockroach Control

Whether you are looking for a reliable and effective way to eliminate cockroaches from your home or trying to keep these pests outdoors year-round, the professionals at EnSec have some options for you today. We will evaluate your home and property and assess pest pressures that are threatening your home. Then our trained and licensed home pest control technicians will use industrial-grade products and advanced control techniques to remove current pest problems and set up defensive measures to keep future invaders at bay.

Contact us today to learn more and schedule your Pensacola property for a visit.