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When I moved into my current home, I almost immediately noticed the roaches. While the place wasn’t overrun with them, I saw them far too often. For a few years, my husband and I tried almost every anti-roach product available on the market. We would enjoy success for a short duration. However, the roaches always came back. Then, a wonderful thing happened. We hired a pest control company to spray our home for termites. As a bonus, the chemicals used to prevent termites got rid of our roach issue. If you want to protect your family from harmful roaches, contact a local pest control entity today. On this blog, you will learn how to rid your home of roaches for good with the help of a pest control specialist.


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How To Succeed In Killing Indoor Pests With Pesticides

Jennie Lucas

One of the first places you might look when you notice a pest problem is a can of insecticide from a nearby store. While these cans might kill the pests, it will usually not be enough to end a serious infestation. You will need to have a better strategy for effectively using stronger pesticides designed to specifically target the types of pests that have infested your home. 

Understand The Pests Infesting Your Home

Know exactly which routes the pests travel so you can apply the pesticide in locations where the pest is likely to come in contact. For example, many pests travel long walls and will try to crawl into cracks and crevices.

Research the specific type of pest you are trying to kill, since different methods will be effective for different pests. While some pests can be eliminated by killing them off individually, there are other pests in which you will need to target the entire colony. For example, ants will carry a pesticide back to the queen. If the queen dies, the entire colony eventually dies off. With cockroaches, certain baits will be ingested and defecated in a location where the cockroaches have gathered. The cockroaches defecate and often ingest the feces of other cockroaches, ingesting the poison along with it.

Use The Pesticides As Directed

Do not assume that twice the amount of pesticide will be more effective against the particular type of pest you are targeting. The pesticide is designed to target certain types of pests. If you are not able to kill them, they have likely built up a tolerance and more pesticides will not only fail, but could cause toxic levels of the pesticide to build up in the environment.

Always use the pesticides as directed. Do not use outdoor pesticides indoors because they may be too potent to be used safely indoors.

Begin With Lower Risk Pesticides

Try to use lower risk pesticides first. Only use more powerful pesticides if the lower risk pesticides do not work. Spraying insecticidal soaps directly on many pests will cause them to dry out. Also, try sprinkling boric acid near areas where pests frequent. If you must use more powerful pesticides, make sure to keep children and pets away.

Given the challenges of using pesticides effectively, the best option is to simply hire a pest control company like Edmonton Exterminators Ltd. They will know exactly what methods will be the most likely to achieve the optimal result.