Cockroaches In Birmingham A Serious Concern For Homeowners
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Cockroaches In Birmingham: A Serious Concern For Homeowners

Most people want to know the weather forecast before starting the day. Whatever our weather app tells us influences how we dress and whether or not we take an umbrella. If the prediction includes a severe storm or a tornado threat, that is cause for concern. In those cases, we check our app or turn on the news when the skies appear ominous because of growing anxiety. 

The threat of a severe storm, a plunging stock market, or a medical diagnosis is concerning. These things create anxiety because they can cause potential physical destruction, disruption, or financial hardship. When it comes to pests, a cockroach infestation can cause similar issues. 

When something creates anxiety, our first reaction is to seek help from the experts, and there is no better company for cockroach control in Birmingham than Havard Pest Control. Our family-owned and operated company began in 1947, and since then, we have grown to over 100 trained and certified employees that serve customers in Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana. As one of the few QualityPro Certified pest control companies in the United States, you can trust us to provide expert advice and quality customer care and to meet and exceed all state and federal requirements. 

We understand that walking into the bathroom, turning on the lights, and seeing cockroaches run for cover is upsetting and a cause for concern. You probably found this article because you've had cockroaches scurrying from behind the couch and want to know how to stop the problem. Please keep reading this blog because we will give you information and tips to put your mind at ease. 

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Why DIY Treatments Are Never Recommended For Roach Infestations

When something that concerns us occurs, we not only want to know how it happened, but we also want to fix the problem. When cockroaches run across the floor and scurry beneath the cabinets or down the shower drain, it is natural to drive to the store and purchase a product hoping it will fix the problem. 

While you may get immediate satisfaction as you watch a cockroach writhe in a pool of a DIY product, it will not solve your situation and can be dangerous for these reasons:

  • DIY products do not get to the source of the problem
  • DIY foggers leave pesticide residues on surfaces
  • DIY products can be dangerous

Cockroaches lay egg capsules in secluded, dark areas underneath ledges and furniture, and although a DIY product may kill cockroaches upon contact, it does not destroy the egg capsules (ootheca). Inside each egg ootheca are a dozen or more eggs, and a new generation of cockroaches will soon emerge if these remain. Most do-it-yourself products do not destroy egg capsules, and most homeowners do not know where to apply the treatments to eliminate the ootheca. While a DIY product may produce immediate gratification as you watch cockroaches die, they cannot combat a cockroach infestation. 

Many homeowners will use a fogger hoping to stop an infestation because they believe the pesticides will penetrate hard-to-reach places. The problem is that they coat cooking and eating surfaces with pesticides, which can be harmful if ingested by humans. Another danger when using DIY products is that they contain chemicals that can hurt humans when misapplied.

A professional cockroach remedy from Havard Pest Control is the best and safest way to stop cockroaches from invading your Birmingham house. Our highly-trained technicians know where and how to apply our environmentally conscious treatment products for maximum results.

How The Pros Handle Cockroach Infestations In Birmingham

When you call Havard Pest Control because you are concerned about cockroach sightings in your Birmingham house, we listen to your concern. Once we gather the necessary information, we will send a certified technician to inspect your hours. Our technician will inspect your home to identify entry points, attractants, hot spots, and the cockroach species infesting your house. Using data from the investigation and information you provide, we will develop a comprehensive strategic plan to eradicate cockroaches from your home. 

Our first step is an initial interior treatment focusing on hot spots and egg locations. Unlike DIY products that often kill on contact, our products work on a time-delay basis. The treatments stick to the bug's body and are carried back to their nests in wall voids, under cabinets, etc., where they spread it to others. Our next step is to treat the exterior to create a barrier around the home to prevent more cockroaches from entering from the outside. today to learn more about our home pest control services and request your free inspection.

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