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Preparing Your Home for a German Cockroach Treatment

Are you ready to tackle the pesky problem of German cockroaches?

A well-prepared home is key to ensuring the success of a cockroach treatment. So, how can you prepare? Let’s walk through the steps together. Firstly, embark on a thorough cleaning and decluttering mission. Sweep through your home, focusing on the kitchen, bathrooms, and utility rooms. A neat and tidy space leaves cockroaches with fewer places to hide.

Next, be sure to remove any potential food sources. All food items, right down to pet food, should be safely stored in sealed containers or the refrigerator. And remember, even the smallest crumb can attract a cockroach, so be meticulous in your cleanup. Moving on, it’s time to repair leaks and seal cracks.

Cockroaches are attracted to water and can easily squeeze through cracks and gaps, so it’s important to fix leaks and seal potential entry points. Don’t forget to clean off your countertops and ensure your sink is empty.

This also includes emptying your dishwasher and removing trash from trash cans. Make sure to remove laundry baskets, and other clutter from utility room areas, to ensure the technician can move around and treat all harborage areas.

A thorough vacuuming session is next on the list. This will help remove any cockroach eggs, nymphs, and feces. Be sure to dispose of the vacuum bag or empty the canister immediately after.

If you have pets, remember to remove them and their food and water bowls from the treatment area. And if you have birds or fish, please inform the pest control technician. Communication is key.

Keep your pest control technician informed about any specific areas of concern or spots where you’ve noticed cockroaches. They may have additional instructions or recommendations for you.

Finally, on the day of treatment, ensure you vacate the property. This allows the pest control professionals to work without interruption, and keeps you safe, especially if pesticides or fumigation are being used.

In summary, preparing for a German cockroach treatment involves a thorough clean and declutter of your home, removing food sources, repairing leaks and sealing cracks, laundering fabrics, vacuuming thoroughly, following instructions for pets, communicating with your pest control technician, and vacating the property during treatment.

By following these guidelines, you can help ensure the success of the treatment and look forward to a cockroach-free home.

And remember, if you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to your FullScope Pest Control at 832-898-0190 https://www.fullscopepestcontrol.com/


  • Remove dishes from sink, empty dishwasher, wipe down countertops.
  • Do not leave any food, vegetables or fruit on the counter.
  • Vacuum floors, crumbs and roaches droppings in cabinets.
  • Sweep/Vacuum under the store and refrigerator and any other appliances.
  • Empty garbage cans

Food Pantry:

  • Confirm all food is in sealed containers
  • Vacuum any particles or small debris from shelves and floor
  • Wipe all shelves surfaces down with cleaner


  • Vacuum any particles or small debris from shelves and floor
  • Empty garbage cans
  • Wipe down bathroom sink and countertops


During /After Service:

  • Remove pet dishes and water bowls
  • Cover any fish tanks and turn off the pump.
  • People and pets should be out of the residence for the treatment and remain out till all areas have completely dried.

These steps are an important part of German cockroach treatments and should be followed prior to the service.  German cockroaches are extremely difficult to control, so be patient with this process.  Please allow 10 to 14 days for the insect growth regulator and bait to have time to take effect.

DO NOT ATTEMPT to treat the infestation on your own after service.  Applying over the counter chemicals and cleaners can interfere with the process of the application.

Your technician will also discuss treatment before and after the service.


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