Three Quick Steps To Handle Roaches From Used Furniture


If you are moving into a place of your own and you are on a budget, you will likely have to save on furniture somehow. This often means purchasing used furniture. Catching used furniture from sellers and private parties can save you a lot of cash but provide you with a comfortable place. Used furniture works great when it is in good condition. One of the worst things that could happen is bringing in roaches from used furniture. If you have used furniture and have noticed roaches, you will need to act quickly to stop an infestation. Here are the steps that you should take immediately if you notice roaches on your secondhand furniture. 

Move the furniture outside

The second that you notice a couch, chair, or mattress has roaches, you should move it outside of your apartment. If the furniture is made of wood, metal, or a ceramic material, you can wash it off thoroughly with cleansing soap and water. You should perform this several times with hot water in order to get rid of any roaches and roach eggs. If the item is made of a fabric material, such as a microfiber sofa or a mattress, the item should be thrown in the trash. It can be difficult to get inside of fabric items to be sure that eggs are completely destroyed. Any fiber materials that were placed on top of the item, such as a comforter or blanket, should also be thrown out. 

Have a pest control company bomb the home

After you move out the piece of furniture, you should have a pest control service bomb or fog the home. One for each room is a good idea, especially if you have a closed floor plan or a lot of square feet in your new place. These bug bombs will typically produce a cloud with bug removal gas. For the bomb to be set off by the company, you should leave the house, along with any humans and pets inside of the house. Both the bombs and leaving the home while they are going off are necessary for your health and safety. 

Place peppermint oil around the area

If you do not want to deal with any type of chemicals in your home, peppermint oil is a good choice to keep any type of insects at bay. In the area where the roaches were, you should place a few drops of peppermint oil. Since roaches do not like the smell, you can keep those out of your home without any unpleasant smells for yourself. 


15 March 2017

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