Nothing can be yuckier than seeing a cockroach scuttle across your floor when you’re not expecting it or waking up to find that you’ve been bitten by bedbugs. However, these are some of the most common infestations in your everyday household and millions of people are searching for a solution to their problem. So, we’ve compiled a list of ways you can detect and fight an infestation for those Scottsdale pests.
For a Roach problem:
- Glue Stripes: These will help you locate where the largest population of your infestation is in your home. What you want to do is place the stripes where you notice a bulk of the pests. Be vigilant for the next few days. The strips that have captured the most cockroaches are where you have the biggest problem, and is where you’ll need treatment the most.
- Gel Bait: This precaution is the most effective when it comes to killing roaches, which can result in many dead roaches showing up, but that isn’t a bad thing, especially when the alternative is finding a lot of live ones. You’ll want to apply the gel areas that roaches are likely to travel like under baseboards. In the crevices of your home and cracks where you notice the most roaches.
- Caulk Gaps: This is more of a preventative action. You can use caulk to fill in some of the cracks and holes inside and outside your home that the roach population could be using as a point of access. This will keep the roach number from expanding. And if you believe that the entry point is in your windows or under your doors, then you’ll want to use weather stripping to seal them.
- Roach Hotels: These little bait stations are one of the more common roach killing methods. Despite them being an eyesore to have lying around your home they are effective at their job. Which is to poison the roach which then travels back to its nest to die and be feed on by the other critters further spreading the poison around.
- Boric Acid Powder: This a common substance found in the average home in products like toothpaste and laundry detergent. Though it normally has low toxicity to humans and pets, it is fatal to cockroaches when applied correctly. When applied incorrectly the substance can lose its effectiveness.
- Professional Help: Sometimes your best efforts aren’t enough against the battle with cockroaches, so if you’re in Phoenix. you’ll want to reach out to the Phoenix pest control company Bellator pest control. They’ll provide a solution to the problem and find ways to make your home safer.
Bed bugs are a lot harder to detect, and once you do find them, you’ll already have an infestation on your hands so here’s what you can to do to spot bed bugs early so that they can be treated:
- Look out for signs: Bed bugs are skilled hiders, however, there are clues that could lead to their discovery. You just have to keep an eye out for them. Like bed bug skin shedding, fecal stains on the mattress or bedding, or blood stains on your sheets or pajamas.
- Know where to look: Despite the name, bed bugs don’t have to set up residence in your mattress. They can be found in furniture next to your bed, headboards, bed frames, even box springs. They don’t even need to feed at night, they simply look for humans in areas where they are inactive for long stretches of time.
- Distinguish a bed bug bite from other insect bites: A bed bug bite looks a lot like other bug bites like fleas or mosquitoes. So, it’s important to spot the difference. The symptoms of bedbug bites include:
- Burning and itching
- Rash in the area of the bite
- Red Welts
- Multiple bites in a straight line.
- Call the most trusted pest control Phoenix has to offer: Once you spot signs of bed bugs, act quickly and contact Bellator Pest Control. These critters multiply quickly once they find their way into your home, so once you notice the signs, make sure you contact Bellator to get the problem solved for you as quickly as possible.
Pests are a nuisance to deal with and can make for an uncomfortable existence inside your own home. So, when you see all the signs and your own pest control methods aren’t effective. Contact the professionals, we’ll help you make your home yours again.