“I saw one cockroach should I be worried?” The answer is YES!
If you’ve started seeing a roach or two in your home, then it’s time to get serious. A single female roach can produce 300 offspring in her short lifetime, and if you’ve begun seeing them, then it’s likely that they’ve already decided that your home is their home.
Cockroaches are nocturnal, and most of the time they will only come out when you’re asleep to feed. That is, until you have so many of them that they are actually being crowded out of their hiding places!
Roaches are dangerous to you and your pets!
Many people don’t realize that roaches are actually carriers for disease, bacteria, and even worms. So, if you have pets, getting rid of roaches becomes even more critical, because cats and dogs are not above eating a scurrying pest, picking up something nasty in the process.
What to do if you see a cockroach
If you see just a single roach, then you might think nothing of it. That’s what we did, and it was a big mistake. That’s because if you see one roach, then there could be a hundred more just like it that you don’t see.
Our one roach soon turned into a lot, and getting rid of them was an enormous pain. When people say that roaches will be the only thing to survive the nuclear blast that ends the world, they aren’t kidding!
Unfortunately, there’s also another big problem, the poison used to kill these pests are dangerous, particularly if you have small children or pets. That’s why we love Cedarcide!
Cedarcide is an all-natural pest control product that’s made from cedar oil! It’s totally safe to use around kids and pets, and it’s even safe for friendly pollinators like butterflies and bees.
It’s also better than other pest control products because it targets multiple species. You can actually use it to keep roaches, mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, ants, and even bed bugs out of your house!
This product is so effective because it actually disrupts these insects natural body systems. The target insects require octopamine for breathing and reproduction. Cedarcide simply blocks their receptors, causing them to die.
Humans, dogs, cats, and even other insects, like bees, don’t function the same way, allowing you to use Cedarcide to treat your home and yard without any worries about harming other creatures.
Here’s how to use Cedarcide to give roaches the boot!
Step 1: Starve them out
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so first thing’s first. Make sure there are no food or water sources for them in your home! Keep all food in air-tight containers.
Step 2: Spray common problem area
Start where you saw the roach, liberally applying Cedarcide to the area. Make sure to spray in and around the cabinets, under the sink, near the trash cans, around windows and doors, and in the bathrooms, an often forgotten water source for roaches.
Step 3: Re-apply as needed
Roaches are tricky! You might need more than one application to be rid of them and break their egg laying cycle. So, don’t stop after one application. Re-apply every couple of weeks, at least until you’re sure that they’re gone. Getting the gallon size will give you plenty for your home, inside and out.
The basics are pretty easy in theory, but if you really want to learn how to roach-proof your house, then keep reading to learn where the biggest problem areas are and how to fix them pronto.
Roach Re-con 101: Destroying the enemy
If you think that you may have a burgeoning roach infestation, then you may need to take drastic measures. Once a roach population is established, it can be near impossible to be rid of them entirely due to how quickly they breed.
In order to win the war, you first need to understand your enemy. In this case, we know that roaches need a few key things to survive and thrive, and by denying them those things you can make your job much easier.
Make their hiding spots uninhabitable!
Roaches love dark, cramped, and warm spaces – which they use to build their nests. So, your first step should be to make any of these places unsuitable for them to take up residence in.
Spray in and around cabinets, and behind appliances. Anything that offers a dark area, particularly one that puts off a good deal of warmth will be attractive to them.
You’ll also want to try to seal off potential nesting areas if you can, such as any spaces between your walls and the cabinets where roaches can build nests that are hard to get bug killer in to.
Check for leaks!
Roaches love damp places, and they will die much faster without water than they will without food. If you’ve suddenly found roaches but you don’t know why, then there could be a leak somewhere that you don’t know about yet!
Check around all of your faucets to look for anything that could be leaking. You may also want to spray some Cedarcide in your bathrooms and under your kitchen sink, as these are commonly overlooked areas that can keep roach populations alive!
Keep things off surfaces.
Keep tables, counters and floors cleared as much as possible. Roaches like to congregate under things like this, and they will be less likely to take up residence when there’s no suitable hiding spots for them.
Roaches loves paper, and if you have cardboard boxes or newspapers laying around then these could become prime nesting areas for them. However, they can also eat paper, providing them a food source that can keep them going, even if you’ve meticulously swept up every crumb of food.
Keep key areas extra clean!
Roaches can live in a scary number of places, and you’ll need to make efforts to keep some places you may not think of extra clean to starve them. Stop feeding them or they’ll never leave.
- Keep counters wiped down
- Don’t leave dishes in the sink or on tables
- Rinse cans and bottles out
- Empty trash daily
- Make sure appliances are clean (microwave, toaster, ect.)
- Clean out drains
- Empty the cat box every day
- Look for food stuck in the dishwasher
- Don’t leave pet food out, pick it up when they are done eating
Seal any exterior entry points
Have you checked your windows and doors lately? See if any of them need to be resealed. This will do double duty by also saving you on your electric bills.
You may also want to walk the exterior of your house and make sure there are no cracks or holes in the walls where pests could be getting in. If there are then you should seal these immediately.
Even if you don’t yet have a roach problem, Cedarcide provides a good line of defense that will make your home less attractive to any bugs who get ideas about living there. Any roaches who wander in will quickly find it unsuitable or die coming into contact with the spray.
Remember, the next time you ask “I saw one cockroach should I be worried?” Think about hundreds of them crawling inside your walls. Then, take proper preventative measures, like we’ve outline above, to make sure that this doesn’t happen, because once they’re established, getting rid of them is a nightmare.