How to Remove Cockroaches From Your Apartment in Toronto

Are you struggling with uninvited guests at your apartment in Toronto? Well, You’re not alone. They are very common pests, and it is a little challenging to get rid of them. Many people who live in an apartment have to deal with this problem at some point. However, you shouldn’t lose hope. There is a solution for it as well.

Cockroaches at an apartment cause multiple issues like they carry diseases, cause allergies, and make your home smelly as well. That’s why nobody likes it and wants to get rid of them as soon as possible.

Before we move on to look at the tips to get rid of them, we have to

understand what attracts the roaches.

This article will help you understand what attracts the roaches and how you can get rid of them as soon as possible.

Are you excited to learn more about it?

Let’s dive into it.

What Attracts Roaches?

It is essential to know what things attract the roaches because even if you have gotten rid of the cockroaches in Toronto, you’d have to make sure that they don’t come again to your apartment, and also, you’d find out the root cause of the cockroach infestation.

The most common reasons why roaches are attracted to your home are:


Pests like cockroaches and many others need food to survive and multiply, so they are mostly attracted to the food in your apartment. However, it doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to keep food in your apartment. The thing that matters is how you keep your food. You have to make sure that you don’t keep your food in the open for long hours.

Dirty Dishes 

Dirty dishes also attract the roaches. However, if you have left some of the dishes in the sink, it won’t be a problem that could cause the infestation. It only happens when you have a lot of dishes with leftover food in them on the sink. It is going to attract insects. So make sure that you clean the dishes as soon as possible and keep your kitchen clean.

Getting rid of the roaches

Once you have figured out that there is a cockroach infestation at your apartment, you have to make sure that you take immediate action for pest control.

1-     Store-bought traps: This should be the first solution to getting rid of the roaches. Use these traps in a place where you usually see a lot of movement.

2-     Homemade Traps: Homemade traps can be very effective if you don’t want to get into the hassle of going to the store and buying the trap. You can use two types of homemade traps. 1- Jar Traps and 2- Duct tape traps.

3-     Deep cleaning: Giving a deep clean to your apartment would help you locate some of the hiding spots of these pests and clean them properly, so the food sources are also eliminated.

If these solutions do not work well, you can always get in touch with the pest control company to deal with the pest infestation professionally and properly.


Cockroaches are insects that look very disgusting. Apart from that, it can cause several health issues as well. Regular cleaning of the apartment is essential to avoid cockroaches entering your apartment, survive and reproduce.

If you are having trouble with the infestation and don’t want to get into the hassle of doing all this work for the cockroach removal, you can always contact us, and we will help you out.

Waheed Ahmed, CEO of Pesticon Pest Control

Written by: Waheed Ahmed Founder & CEO, Pesticon Pest Control

For over 18 years, Waheed has provided customers with the best pest control services in the Greater Toronto Area. The longevity of Pesticon is due to his philosophy of genuinely caring for his customers and putting them first. It's this kind of passion that has won him the HomeStars Award over 9 years in a row. 

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