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Are the creepy crawlies visiting your home? Roaches are a problem for many property owners across the country. They multiply rapidly and may seem impossible to get rid of on your own, but there are permanent solutions to any roach infestation. 

The secret is understanding what motivates these pests to come near or inside a home. Once you understand what they’re seeking, you can act to make your home as unappealing as possible. 

How to Get Rid of Roaches Infesting Your Home Inside


If you’ve noticed one roach inside your home, you can safely assume there are many more hiding out somewhere. It sometimes seems like roaches just crawl out from nowhere and quickly invade your home, but that’s not usually the case. An infestation may start with just a few roaches that you don’t notice. They multiply quickly and eventually become a serious intrusion into your daily life. 

The best way to get rid of roaches from inside your home and make sure they don’t come back is to work with a pest control company that specializes in green pest control. They can help you eliminate anything inside your home that is attracting pests and then use safe resources to drive out the current infestation and prevent a repeat invasion. 

If you want to take care of the problem right away or aren’t ready to call in the experts, the following steps may help you get rid of roaches already in your home. Then we’ll discuss how to get rid of roaches outside your home because indoor infestations often start with outdoor invasions. 

1. Eliminate all sources of food and water. 


The first step is to walk through your home and eliminate every potential source of food and water. If you can identify the type of roaches in your home, you can determine exactly what they like to eat. For instance, some roaches will feed on paper and are attracted to collections of magazines or old newspapers. 

Even if you have a perfectly clean home, roaches may come indoors if you leave food and water bowls out for pets. They may find warm, safe homes with any areas that are cluttered as well. Something as small as leaving crumbs from dinner on the table or on the floor by a highchair can attract and nourish roaches. 

2. Eliminate easy entry inside your property. 


Where are the roaches entering your home? Walk around your home to identify any small cracks that may allow these pests to get indoors. Use caulk to seal the holes. Make sure to look around pipes as well as windows and doors. 

3. Determine where the roaches are congregating inside your home. 


If you’re seeing roaches mainly in one room or area of your home, that can give you a clue as to where they’re hiding. If they have invaded your entire home, then you may need to spend time looking around to find the hiding spots. Look in cabinets, under appliances, and in any other warm, dry spot. 

4. Use bait stations to eliminate as many roaches as possible. 


Bait stations are the safest and easiest way to start eliminating roaches inside your home. Roaches are enticed into the station and then take ingested poison back home to their friends. They might not eliminate roaches overnight, but they will give you a jump start. Place them close to those hiding spots that you detected in the previous step. 

5. Apply deterrents to avoid future infestations. 


If you can’t eliminate all roaches inside your home with bait stations, you may consider contacting a green pest control company. They can help you use natural, safe resources to get the rest of the bugs out of your home. 

The final step is to apply a deterrent that will prevent future infestations. You can do this with products sold in home supply or hardware stores, but the most effective approach is to work with a pest control company long term. 

How to Get Rid of Roaches Outside Your Home 


What if you’re noticing roaches outdoors but they haven’t made their way indoors yet? Now is the time to act so that an indoor infestation is less likely to occur. The following steps will help. 

1. Make your property less attractive to roaches and other pests. 


If you read the section above about eliminating roaches from inside your home, you already know that roaches are seeking one or all of the following when they enter your property: 

  • Food
  • Water
  • Shelter 

The first step to eliminating roach infestations is to clean up anything that offers one of these things. You want to clean up your property so that there are no places to hide, feed, or hydrate. 

Some things you may need to do include: 

  • Move trashcans away from your home or at least make sure they have tightly sealed lids
  • Take up food and water dishes for pets when unused
  • Clean up piles of leaves, old mulch, and other debris 
  • Place water features like bird baths and small ponds as far away from the home as possible

2. Eliminate as many roaches as possible. 


With your property less attractive to pests, it’s time to focus on eliminating roaches that are already calling your property home. The safest method is bait traps. They attract roaches inside the trap and then fill them with poison that is taken back to their friends for secondhand exposure. If you use a spray, make sure to select something that isn’t hazardous to the environment, your pets, your children, or even adults walking around your property. 

3. Prevent future infestations. 


Keeping your property as unattractive to pests as possible is essential for long-term roach elimination. You should also consider applying a safe, natural deterrent around the outside of your home. Working with a natural pest solution company is the most effective option. 

How to Get Rid of Roaches FAQs

Is it Possible to Get Rid of Roaches Fully? 


It is possible to fully eliminate roaches in your home. The trick is eliminating everything that may attract these pests to your property, including: 

  • Water sources
  • Food sources 
  • Shelter 

Simple things like piles of magazines, dirty clothing, and trashcans can give roaches a place to hide. You may also have a plumbing leak that is supplying water to some pests without your awareness. Working with a professional pest control company specializing in green pest control is the best way to identify the weak spots in your home. 

You should also check your home for potential openings that make it too easy for roaches and other small pests to walk right into your home. When you seal those weak spots, you make it far more difficult for roaches to find their way inside when they don’t like the temperatures outdoors. 

How Do You Kill Roaches Overnight? 


It’s not possible to eliminate a substantial roach infestation overnight. Bug sprays give you the best chance of fast eradication, but some roaches are likely to survive even if you use bug spray bombs in every room of the home. Roaches can hide behind picture frames, under appliances, and in many other places that are difficult to reach even with bombs and sprays. If you don’t know exactly where the roaches are hiding, you may also not know where to apply a spray for effective results. 

You can try placing a food source like coffee grounds and some petroleum jelly inside a bowl with tall sides as a natural roach trap. With some type of ramp that allows the roaches to climb into the bowl easily, some may take themselves out in search of that food. You’re still not likely to eliminate roaches overnight. 

The best way to kill roaches quickly is to contact Natran to discuss green pest control solutions. We will help you eliminate roaches and any other pests interested in moving in rent-free. 

How Do You Keep Roaches Away Permanently? 


The following process is the only option for permanently eliminating roaches: 

  • Thoroughly clean and declutter your home, eliminating any warm hiding spots for roaches 
  • Fix any leaking pipes or other issues that may give roaches a water source 
  • Check your home for any small openings that make it easy for bugs to enter 
  • Contact a green pest control provider to eliminate roaches already in the home and create a safe zone around the property to prevent repeat infestations 

If your home still offers food, water, and shelter, roaches and other bugs are likely to return. 

Why Do I Have Roaches in My Clean House? 


Roaches are drawn to dirty homes because they can feed on crumbs left on counters, dirty dishes, and bowls left out for pets. What many don’t realize is that roaches are also motivated to invade by cold weather outdoors. They don’t care if they can find food and water indoors or not because they can get that sustenance outdoors and take up residence indoors as the temperatures drop. 

You may also have roaches visiting your home due to your location. If you have neighbors with an infestation, they may travel to your home as well. Some regional areas are also just overrun with some types of roaches, making it difficult to eliminate them even if your home is spotless and dry. 

That doesn’t mean you’re stuck with roaches forever. Natran can help with natural pest control solutions. Our experts can help you detect the smallest weaknesses in your home defense and create a safe zone that eliminates roaches once and for all. 

Natural Elimination for Your Home’s Biggest Threats 


Roaches aren’t just annoyances that you want to get rid of quickly. An infestation can put your health and that of your loved ones at risk. If you have seen even one roach in or near your home, it’s time to contact Natran Green Pest Control. We offer convenient monthly plans that make pest control more affordable for all property owners. 

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