Most homeowners believe cockroaches are more common in bathrooms than in other parts of the house. However roaches in the bathroom are just more easily spotted against light colored bathroom tiles. The fact is, seeing roaches in the bathroom may indicate a larger issue. Your main focus might be to get rid of roaches in the bathroom, but your overall strategy should be to make sure you get rid of roaches in the home.
An effective cockroach elimination and prevention strategy begins with a solid plan of attack.
- Use glue traps overnight to determine the extent of the infestation and identify the type of pest invading your home
- Click over to our Pest Identification page to learn more about the pest you’re dealing with
- Knowing the exact species will help determine the best plan of attack and most effective formulation of Combat® Baits and Gels
- Remove food and water sources cockroaches
- Fix leaky pipes, faucets, toilets and other plumbing problems
- Always use a bathroom fan to vent humidity build-up during and after baths and showers
- Caulk all cracks and crevices, and openings where electrical or plumbing comes in through walls
- Place Combat® Source Kill Max Baits along baseboards and along the back of under-sink cabinets
- Maintain general maintenance and keep bathrooms clean
- Empty bathroom garbage cans regularly
- Change Combat® Source Kill Max Baits every three to six months as indicated on the packaging
For more information on how Combat® Baits and Gels work and how to prevent roaches from entering your home and bathroom, view our helpful prevention video.