Cockroaches have been around since the carboniferous period, and they’re one of Earth’s few species that can survive a nuclear war! They don’t bite, but they can carry salmonella and pathogens that cause gastroenteritis, dysentery, and cholera. There’s nothing more irritating than turning on the kitchen lights and watching cockroaches scurry away, but The Bug Man is here to help! We’ve been Arkansas’ home pest control leader since 1976, and we’re always a phone call or a mouse click away when you want a cockroach-free home!

Cockroaches and other pests are no match for our team of professional pest control experts, and you should call us right away at the first sign of trouble. But your best defense against cockroaches is a good offense! Here are a few easy things you can do on your own to discourage cockroach activity in your home:

Seal off access points– Keep your lawn mowed and prune all vegetation near your home to eliminate common habitats for pests. After you’ve finished your yard work, Grab a tube of clear siliconized caulk and seal up all the cracks and crevices you see around window frames and in your siding and foundation. Cockroaches prefer warm, moist locations, so be sure also to check the seals around your faucets and drains.

Clean up after every meal-Even the smallest morsels of food are like a buffet for household pests, so deep clean your kitchen and keep it clean! Wipe down your countertops and food prep areas, rinse off your dishes before loading them into the dishwasher, and take out the trash every day.

Use baits and traps-Essential oils such as peppermint, cedar, and lavender smell great and have natural repellent properties; fill a spray bottle with water and add a few drops of your favorite oil for quick cleanup after meals. There are also a variety of baits and traps to choose from at your local grocery store or home improvement retailer. Most baits and traps are safe to use around children and pets, but be sure to read all the information on the packaging before use.

If you have any questions about roach control, or would like to schedule a service appointment, contact us online, or give us a call at 501-663-9464.


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