How to Prepare for Cockroach Treatment

preparing for cockroach treatment

Are cockroaches taking over your home? A cockroach infestation can be enough to make you want to pack your bags and get out of there, but don’t worry!

Gecko Green can help eliminate these nasty bugs with our signature cockroach treatment. If you are looking for a general pest control treatment, we’ve got that too!

However, we need your help in order to guarantee this treatment! It is critical that you follow the instructions below, not only for your safety but also for the treatment’s effectiveness.

Client Responsibilities PRIOR to Tech Arrival

The client must remove everything from the kitchen before our service. Below are the steps the client should take.

The first service includes spraying and placing baits. This treatment does have a fairly strong odor, so we ask that the client and family leave the house for a couple of hours to allow the odor to dissipate.

If the odor is still strong upon returning, we ask the client to open the windows to allow the home to air out.

You can also place fans that are pointed toward the window, which should speed up the process.

After the first service, we will return for a follow-up in approximately 2 weeks. If the clients are still having issues, everything will need to be moved again by the clients.

However, if they are not having much activity, the client will not need to remove anything. The follow-up treatment will be just a spot treatment.

Client Responsibilities After Treatment

Clean all surfaces that will come in contact with food, don’t touch the roach bait, and vacuum up any dead cockroaches you find as soon as you see them.

To prevent cockroaches from returning, don’t leave any food or drinks out overnight, which means do not go to bed with dirty dishes in the sink unless they have been cleaned off first. Seal all food in airtight containers or Ziploc bags.

You definitely want to make sure that no roaches get inside any of your food containers. That would be a nasty surprise!

Call a Pest Professional

If you already have an infestation, give Gecko Green a call today and we can get your home back to homeostasis. 

On the other hand, if you’re looking to prevent pests in the future, your best bet is to call us about our pest control program so we can prevent pests year round.

Call for a free quote today!