Pests, Bugs, Insects, Cockroaches, Animals, & Rodents


How to Rid Yourself of a Cockroach Infestation?

Cockroach extermination can be a gruelling process. Pretty much everybody gets creeped out by the little pests, and they can even carry diseases such as salmonella and E Coli, which you really want to avoid. When faced with a cockroach infestation, you, for all intents and purposes, only have one decision. You need to call in a person well versed in dealing with pests and you need to be able to trust them 100% to not leave any of them behind in your home. Give us a call at  (510) 900-5995 for free estimates. 

How It’s Done

Cockroach extermination Oakland CA is no easy feat, I’m sure you’ll have heard the fun facts of how they would survive in a world decimated by nuclear weapons. Cockroaches are no joke. Professional pest exterminators will have many different methods to carry out cockroach extermination, with a common one being boric acid. Boric acid is used frequently by exterminators because of its relatively low toxicity, with it being roughly about as toxic as salt.

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    Most exterminators nowadays consider spraying a counterproductive method of cockroach extermination Oakland, CA. This is because of the common ‘flushing agents’ sprays contain which are intended to flush roaches out from wherever they are hiding. This can be inefficient for exterminating them as it can typically just make them scatter and harder to kill. Spraying is also quite dangerous, as toxic fumes can easily be inhaled without knowing; the fumes can be dangerous to any pets or small children you have, and also leave a rancid smell that tends to linger.

    Spraying also requires the exterminator (or you if you are the one spraying) to return and respray, sometimes having to return more frequently than just once after the initial spraying. If the toxicity of the fumes isn’t enough to put you off the smell will definitely affect you adversely enough to make you reconsider taking this method of roach extermination


    The best way of getting rid of roaches is baiting them with poison or toxic substances. There are many ingredients which fit the bill which you can easily get from your local store. Baking soda is effective against roaches as, if they consume it, they will die from a build-up of gasses inside them which they have no way to release. Although I do not recommend this method as they tend to explode, leaving a bit of a mess behind. I believe exterminators sometimes also use glue traps, to get them stuck and trapped, which proves fatal for them.

    As with all pests, however, the best thing to do would be to prepare your household beforehand by taking precautionary preventative measures. Cleaning is your friend, and sealing up any holes or small entrances cockroaches might use to climb into your house and spread. Water leaks can also be attractive to the little critters, so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to get any sorted out if you have them. Cockroach extermination Oakland CA is not a fun thing to have to go through, and I wish it upon no one, but it is possible to get rid of them and you mustn’t lose hope. Call (510) 900-5995 now.

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