Moving is a stressful time, even if you’re not moving far. Packing up all your things and putting them in boxes is a pain—sometimes literally. And then you have to do the same thing all over again when it comes time to unpack everything. It can be so hard to find the motivation to pack up your home and get it ready for movers that some people put off packing until the last minute.
Cockroaches are common in a variety of places and situations, including homes, restaurants and hotels. They are typically seen in basements, where they hide from light. Cockroaches can also be found in kitchens and bathrooms, as well as other rooms in the home. They thrive when there is food available near them.
Cockroaches are attracted to food that has been left out on the counter or table for too long. They eat any leftover food that remains on plates or dishes after meals have been served to guests at a restaurant or café, so it’s important to clean up any spills immediately after each meal has been served so that cockroaches don’t have anyplace else to go but outside into your yard where they can cause even more trouble.
Common Types Of Roaches Found in The US
The three most common types of roaches found in residential properties in the US include German cockroaches, American cockroaches, and Oriental cockroaches.
The American Cockroach is one of the largest species at about 1-1/2 inches long. Its body is light brown with two parallel dark stripes on its back. Adults can live up to three months, but they don’t breed until they are about four months old. They prefer warm weather and may hibernate in winter when temperatures drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 Celsius). This species will eat almost anything organic once it has died including garbage and other insects such as flies or crickets just like their cousin the oriental roach does. This means that if you have pet food around your house chances are you already have a few laying dormant.
Oriental roaches are slightly smaller than German Cockroaches but larger than American Roaches measuring around 7/8 inches long by 1/4 inch wide at maturity; these tiny pests only need 15 days from egg stage until adulthood which means that even though their population size may seem small at first glance if left unchecked these little guys could quickly overrun a household before anyone knows what hit them.
How Can Roaches Be Transported
There are many ways that roaches can be transported long distances in moving trucks and vans, such as a house or an apartment building:
- In boxes and suitcases. Some people have cockroaches in their homes because they’ve moved into an apartment building with cockroaches already there. If you’re moving to a new place, check your boxes carefully before packing them up so that you don’t end up bringing the pests along with you.
- On clothing, shoes and other personal items. When someone is moving from one location to another, it’s easy for cockroach eggs to get inside their clothes or on the bottom of their shoes. These eggs can hatch once the person has moved into their new home, leading to more cockroaches than were originally there. This means you should inspect all of your belongings carefully before putting them into storage containers when moving from one home to another – even if none of them look dirty/damaged at first glance. You might be surprised by what kind of damage some things may have suffered over time due diligence (such as torn seams) if not inspected thoroughly enough.
Research areas you’re moving to, checking on the existence of these pest species.
- Check with neighbors, friends and family. If they have had a cockroach problem in their home, chances are you will too. People who have dealt with them in the past will be better equipped to give you advice on how to eradicate these insects from your home. They can also tell you what they did to get rid of them permanently so that they don’t return after treatment has been completed.
- Contact local exterminators for help. Many professionals will offer free inspections and advice on ways to prevent infestation in the future which makes it worth speaking with one before deciding on a method of treatment for your current case if possible here at home without any professional help yet needed.
Check The Kind Of Pest Common in The New Area
When you plan your relocation, check on what kinds of pests are common in your new area. Cockroaches, bed bugs, termites and mice all spread disease and can cause damage to your home. Before moving into an apartment or home that is infested with these pests, you should hire a professional exterminator to treat the premises thoroughly before moving in.
The cost of treating the property will be worth it when you consider how many years of living comfortably and free from pest-related problems would cost if you moved into a previously infested property without taking precautions first.
If you are moving to a new area, ask friends and family if they have any tips on exterminator services in the area. They may be able to give you recommendations that aren’t based on online reviews. However, do not rely on them for information about the area or moving company; their information could be outdated, biased towards their own experiences, or simply incorrect.
Call into the local pest control office to ask about the most prevalent pests in their area.
Ask the local pest control office about the most prevalent pests in your area. This will help you determine whether you should take preventative measures or wait until you have an infestation before calling a professional to get rid of them.
Ask about the most effective methods used by local exterminators, as well as their costs and availability of services.
Ask if there are any precautions you can take to prevent pests from getting into your home in the first place, such as sealing up any holes around windows and doors with caulking or weather stripping.
Treat Your Home Before Moving
Cockroaches can be transported in moving trucks, moving vans, and moving cars. You might think you’re safe because there’s not much in your home that they would want to eat or drink while you’re gone. That’s true—but a cockroach can live for up to a month without food or water, so it’s possible for them to survive until after you move into your new house.
If you’re planning on fumigating your home before the big move (and we strongly recommend doing this), make sure that the fumigation company has experience treating for roaches as well as other pests. The professionals at Pest Control Company will handle all of your needs, and ensure that none of these unwanted guests hitchhike along with you.
Hire A Moving Company.
If you’re looking to hire a moving company, it’s important to consider their reputation. International moving companies can have a bad reputation if they have not been properly vetted or are known to consistently provide poor service.
Here are some tips for finding and hiring an ethical mover:
- Check out the company’s reviews on sites like Yelp, Angie’s List and Google Local. If they don’t have any reviews or negative ones at that, proceed with caution. It may mean that nobody has used them yet – or that nobody has had a good experience with them. Either way, this is not necessarily indicative of quality service but rather just reflects what we know today about who delivers quality work versus those who don’t meet expectations based on previous experiences from others doing similar jobs (i.e., other customers).
List Of Products To Get Rid Of Cockroaches
Many people have a difficult time getting rid of cockroaches. This is because these insects are very persistent and can survive in almost any environment. The best way to get rid of cockroaches is by using the best products to kill them.
Ortho Home Defense Insect Killer for Indoor & Perimeter2: With Comfort Wand, Kills Ants, Cockroaches, Spiders, Fleas & Ticks, Odor Free, 1.1 gal.
Price : $14.49 ($0.10 / Fl Oz)
- Ortho Home Defense Insect Killer for Indoor & Perimeter2 with Comfort Wand kills ants, cockroaches, spiders, fleas, ticks and other listed bugs; the formula is odor free, won’t stain, and keeps listed bugs out
- KILLS BUGS INSIDE: Kills those annoying home-invading insects, including ants, cockroaches, spiders, fleas, ticks, scorpions, beetles, silverfish, centipedes and millipedes
- KEEPS BUGS OUTSIDE: Creates a bug barrier that will kill bugs you have and prevents new bugs for up to 12 months (applies to ants, roaches and spiders indoors on non-porous surfaces)
- NO STAINING OR STINK: This spray can be used indoors and out, leaves no residue, and has no odor; people and pets may re-enter treated areas after spray has dried
- WAND MAKES APPLICATION EASY: The Comfort Wand eliminates hand fatigue, and there’s no pumping required, making it easy to spray along your home’s perimeter–indoors and outside
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Mighty Mint – 16oz Insect and Pest Control Peppermint Oil – Natural Spray for Spiders, Ants, and More – Non Toxic
Price : $18.98
- Extra Concentrated for Long-Lasting Protection
- Natural Ingredients Proven Effective in the Real World
- Large 16oz Bottle
- Powerful Essential Oil
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Combat Roach Killing Bait, Large Roach Bait Station, Kills the Nest, Child-Resistant, 8 Count
Price : $9.32
- Get rid of cockroach problems at the source with this specially Designed Large roach bait product containing Hydramethylnon
- Easy to use, no mess baits do Not require activation
- Simply place them wherever you see or have seen roaches and relax while they kill non sTop day and night
- Best used in areas like under sinks, behind toilets, and behind appliances, killing the ones you see and the ones you don’t and destroys the nest
- Eight child resistant bait stations are Included
- Power Source Type: Combat Roach Killing Bait, Large Roach Bait Station, 8 Count
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Hot Shot Ultra Liquid Roach Bait 6 Count, Kills In Hours
Price : $8.34
- KILLS ROACHES AND THE EGGS THEY CARRY: Quick-kill formula kills both large and small roaches where they breed.
- ADVANCED LIQUID BAIT TECHNOLOGY: This bait is extremely attractive to roaches because it combines an attractive food source with the water source they need.
- KILLS IN HOURS: Delivers a lethal dose quickly to roaches and the eggs they carry.
- CONTAINS 6 BAIT STATIONS: Place ready-to-use bait stations on a flat surface in areas where roaches have been spotted.
- MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE: Guaranteed to work or your money back – see product label for details.
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Catchmaster 72MAX Pest Trap, 36Count, White
Price : $14.99
- Glue, Peanutbutter scent
- Mouse glue boards come with Catchmaster signature high quality
- Boards can lay flat
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The key to moving without bringing cockroaches is to always be prepared. It’s important to have a plan in place before you start packing up your home, so that you don’t forget anything and end up having to deal with a lot of frustrating delays. The best way to do this is by creating a checklist of all the things you need to take care of before you can start moving.
In addition, make sure that all your furniture has been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized since it will be sitting in your new location for quite some time. Additionally, try using a product that kills bed bugs and other pests such as ants or fleas. This will help prevent any damage from occurring during the move. Finally, make sure everything is packed tightly into boxes so nothing can get crushed during transport or overlooked during unpacking process after arrival at new residence.