3 Steps To Prepare for a Cockroach Treatment

Cockroach infestations can be stressful and often dangerous. Roaches are known to create major health risks for you and your family, especially small children and the elderly. That’s why when preparing for a cockroach treatment, it’s vital to make sure you’ve completed all the necessary steps to ensure success!

Here are the 3 steps to prepare for a cockroach treatment and 3 steps for after the treatment is completed.



1. The Kitchen

Prior to treatment, you must remove everything from your kitchen cabinets, drawers, and counters. This includes dishes, pots, pans, utensils, and any food items. Place these items on a table, couch, or other raised surface in the middle of your living room and cover them with a tarp or blanket.

If any items are left on the kitchen floor or adjacent areas, move them at least three feet from the walls. Last but not least, be sure to move your refrigerator and stove 1 foot away from the wall.

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2. The Bathroom

Much like the kitchen, everything from the bathroom drawers and cabinets, including the medicine cabinet must be removed. Place these items with the kitchen materials on a raised surface in the middle of the living room and make sure they are covered as well.

3. Securing Pets

All pets including birds must be off the property for at least 4 hours. Aquariums should be sealed off with plastic wrapping with the filter turned off for 4 hours.


1. Wait for At Least 4 Hours

After the treatment has been completed, you need to give it at least four hours before you or anyone else can enter the property again. After four hours, you can go back in and complete the last 2 steps.


2. Ventilation

When you return to your property, you need to ventilate all the treated areas by opening all the doors and windows for at least 30 minutes. This exchanges the air inside with the air from outside. Fans will help speed up the process, but at least 30 minutes is still advised.

3. Countertops and Cabinets

Lastly, you need to wipe down all the countertops in your kitchen, bathroom, and other treated areas with soap and water. Do the same for the inside of the cabinets, but without soap; just use water.

And that’s it!

By following these steps, you’ve ensured the greatest chance of successfully eliminating the cockroach infestation. At UnBugMe Pest Control, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with all the information they need to make this experience as stress-free as possible! You can schedule your cockroach treatment today by clicking the link below or give us a call at (818) 510-0629 to learn more!

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Roach infestations are a huge health risk for your family, employees, or customers, especially children and the elderly. They quickly contaminate your food, water, and the air around you with their excrement. When consumed or inhaled, this can lead to asthma, salmonella, E coli, and other health issues.

In addition, this treatment will also work for a few other pests such as any spiders, ants, crickets, silverfish, or moths that may be on your property. The service also includes a 30 day control period. If you find evidence that the pest problems still persist within 30 days of the initial treatment, we will perform an additional treatment free of charge to the problem areas. 

This is a one-time service for homes or businesses up to 1,600 square feet. For homes or businesses larger than 1,600 square feet, please call us at (818)510-0629 for a new quote. 

Please visit our Documents Page for instructions on how to prepare for treatment and give us a call at (818)510-0629 if you have any questions about the service. 

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