A man in Australia was doing some renovations on a property when, to his surprise, he came across a hardwired landline phone. Not having seen one for a while, the unnamed individual decided to take the cover off and see if the phone still functioned. He was in for the surprise of a lifetime.
Surprising Place to Find Roaches
The man found dozens of dead cockroaches encased in the dirty, old, plastic box hanging on the wall of the property that he was working on. They were huddled up against the wiring. Carefully taking his phone and filming the situation, the video quickly went viral on YouTube. While all of phone “bugging” jokes are amusing, what this individual found is actually common all around the world.
More than likely, the property had been exterminated previously, or he would have seen many more of them, and they would have been alive and moving. Although it seems much better to uncover bugs that are no longer crawling around, dead vermin still pose a health threat to all individuals on the property.
Steps for Effective Extermination
To avoid a situation where you find a nest of dead insects years after a visit from an exterminator, there are a few steps you can take to prepare your home. Infestations are common everywhere, from Australia to New York City. It’s a good idea to call a professional at the first sign of bugs. If you’re preparing for an appointment with a pest professional, make sure to clean up before and after.
Cleaning before you poison your home will help to eliminate clutter and old food where roaches can hide. Just like in the case of the landline phone, it’s best to remove objects you don’t usually use. When these bugs are poisoned, they’ll often run and seek shelter in a small dark space. Clean out all of your closets, cupboards, and basements after the exterminator comes over to avoid having a build-up of these disgusting creatures.
Hidden Hiding Spots for Roaches
Phones and unused gadgets aren’t the only places cockroaches will hide. While most people think to check the usual sites, like under the sink, the refrigerator, or behind the table, there are a few places that are so subtle that they make the perfect home for these bugs. Other unusual hiding spots include:
- Behind/under/inside the microwave motor
- Behind paintings or wall hangings
- Inside stoves
- Wall outlets
- Mechanized gadgets, like blenders
- Within books
Anywhere that is small, dark, and away from human disruption is up for grabs when it comes to vermin. You can usually tell the areas of high traffic because roaches will leave behind visible eggs and excrement. Focus on clearing these areas and making sure they stay clean even after an exterminator visits your apartment.
Finding a Quality Exterminator in NYC
Any New Yorker knows that it’s hard to escape the bug problem. It’s vital to see a pest control expert that not only understands your situation, but is also trustworthy and will get the job done. No one wants to wake up to an infestation.==
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