How to Get Rid Of Roaches In a Mobile Home?

Learn what to do to free your home from these pests easily and quickly

Written by Olivia Paxton. Updated on How to Get Rid Of Roaches In a Mobile Home

Roaches are annoying and hard to get rid of creatures. Everyone who happened to have them in their homes know what it takes to clean your house or apartment from their invasion!

And of course, if you live in an old house, it is pretty clear why these pests can dwell there so comfortably! Lots of crevices, hiding spots, cracks, and, well, lots of people living there make such old houses extremely attractive for these creatures.

However, even those who live in mobile homes often face the same issue!

Roaches can show up even there! So what shall you do if you live in a mobile home, you keep it all clean and tidy, but you still have roaches around?

In this case, this article is exactly what you need! We will explain how to get rid of roaches at home if you live in a mobile home.

Also, you will learn why these creatures appear in such houses at all, and what can be done in order to prevent their invasion in future.

How to Get Rid Of Roach Infestation In a Mobile Home?

If you have found out that you have roaches in your mobile home, you surely wonder whether there is the best way to get rid of roaches in your home.

However, we can’t say that there is one single method that will 100% help you no matter what. Sorry, but it’s true.

See, to get rid of these creatures effectively, you will most likely have to make use of several methods.

Also, you will have to consider why they appeared at all. Did they come from your neighbors?

Did they show up because you forget to take your trash out regularly? Are there any other reasons for the infestation?

This is why there are usually a few ways that you can use in order to get rid of roaches in your mobile home. It may be wise to use a variety of different methods though.

Like that, you will guarantee the highest chance of success. Remember, these pesky little creatures are incredibly hardy! They have been around far longer than humans have!

It means that you will have to throw everything at the roaches to keep them at bay. And this is how it can be done.

How to Get Rid Of Roach Infestation In a Mobile Home
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Call In the Exterminator

This is basically the most effective way to get rid of roaches! Quite many people think that exterminators will only come if you live in a block of flats or in an apartment, or if you call them to arrive at your business.

However, this is not quite like that. Exterminators do help to get rid of pests even if you live in a mobile home and call them to come and do the job there.

Exterminators love to make money just as much as anybody, so if you have a roach infestation in your mobile home, then they are going to be more than happy to come and get rid of them for you!

In fact, you need to prepare yourself for the fact that calling in the exterminator is going to be the most expensive option.

However, this may be the only option that you have at your disposal if you truly want to get rid of them, particularly if there is a major infestation.

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Roach Bait Gel

This is actually a sort of roach poison. The gel will work as a bait to attract the pests, and when they feast upon the bait, the poison will start working.

You need to be patient with this method, since this gel will not start working immediately!

The point of using this method is that the roaches will take the poisoned food back to their nests where they may share it with other pests.

This is why this bait gel will not be poisoning only one or a few roaches. it is meant for poisoning the entire colony!

However, it may take some time until the poison spreads among the pests.

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Insect Growth Regulator

Along with other methods, you can also try this one to make the effect even better.

This regulator may actually be included in the roach bait gel, but there are separate products on the market that will also act as an insect growth regulator.

The purpose of these chemicals will be to make the roaches infertile. Since they won’t be able to breed, the population will start to falter quickly.

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Anti Roach Spray

In fact, for getting rid of roaches in your mobile home, any normal insect spray will work here.

You just spray it on the roach and they will choke to death. Pretty simple stuff, right?

However, such an anti roach spray is not going to be the best long term solution, though.

This is because roach spray is only going to kill a single roach, and that is only when you see that roach.

As we said before, if you see a roach, then chances are that your infestation is out of control already.

Killing just one roach isn’t going to have much of an impact on anything. Still, it is handy to have around. Just do not use roach spray as your main source of roach control.

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Clean Your Entire Mobile Home

This is not the major anti roach method, however, keeping your mobile home tidy and cleaning it regularly will do a few useful things for you.

First of all, when cleaning up, you remove all the food leftovers, as well as old food that roaches usually feed on and thus reproduce and spread. As a result, when having no food left, they will sooner or later leave your inhospitable home!

Second, when cleaning up, you will surely expose the areas where these pests live and hide which means that it will be easier for you to get to them and kill them with poison or whatever you choose for that purpose.

So, as we have just said, cleaning your mobile home is not the only way to get rid of roaches, but combined with other methods, it works well.

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Make Up a Natural Insect Repellent!

After you poison the roaches out, you might want to make sure that these creatures will not appear in your home again. To make sure that it won’t happen, here is what you can do.

You can try to mix some water in a spray bottle with the essential oil of some of these plants. You can then spray it around the place:

  • Basil
  • Thyme
  • Mint
  • Rue
  • Rosemary
  • Lavender

The spray will work as a repellent ensuring that roache stay away from your mobile home and show no interest in it.

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Clean Up Damp Spots

To live and reproduce, roaches need to be able to drink. So if you clean up any damp spots in your mobile home, it may drive them out of the place, searching for new sources of water.

With these simple yet very effective life hacks, you will be able to cast roaches away from your home more or less easily and quickly without spending tons of money on them.

Well, except for the case when you decide to call in the exterminator since that service is usually costly!

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What Makes Roaches Appear In Your Mobile Home

This is probably the major and the most widespread question all people ask, no matter whether they live in mobile homes or in regular houses or flats.

We could give a long and detailed answer here, of course. However, we will make it short instead and say that it is simply because roaches find that being inside of your mobile home is far better than being outside.

Sure, roaches are hardy creatures that are pretty difficult to kill, but they are not stupid! Otherwise, they would not be able to survive for so long.

What Makes Roaches Appear In Your Mobile Home
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They are going to go where they can find warmth, food, and places to hide. Basically, like all the pests that look for any opportunity to survive.

A lot of roaches get into mobile homes because they spot an opening. This could be a door left open, or a crack in the chassis. The gap doesn’t even need to be large for them to get in!

They are small creatures, after all. Once the roaches are in, they are going to stick around.

There will likely be a major source of food in the mobile home. Even if there are just a few crumbs here and there, that is enough to keep their stomachs full.

Of course, now that the roaches have found a place to live, they will start breeding and spreading around. This, in turn, will mean that the infestation gets even worse.

A lot of the time, you won’t actually know that there are roaches in your mobile home until it is far too late. This is because roaches are nocturnal animals.

If you spot them in your home during the daytime, then you know that the infestation has started to get out of control.

What Makes Roaches Appear In Your Mobile Home
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Tips For Keeping Roaches Away From Your Home

All right, now you know what makes these pests settle in your mobile home, as well as what can be done to get rid of them once the infestation has already come out of your control.

However, the best way to not have roaches is not knowing how to kill them. It is all about being aware of how to keep them away from the place where you live.

Simply speaking, it is better to prevent than trying to get rid of later.

Of course, prevention is always going to be better than the cure.

This means that you need to come up with ways that you can stop the roaches from getting in to begin with. And this is what we recommend you make use of.

Tips For Keeping Roaches Away From Your Home
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Spray Insecticide Around the Mobile Home

Since roaches come from outside, it makes sense to spray the insecticide all around your mobile home.

This should help to keep many of them at bay. In fact, this is probably the best method that you can use to deal with outdoor roaches.

Make Sure You Remove Damp!

As we have already said before, these pesky creatures are attracted to your mobile home because they want to find the food and drink that is inside.

And since mobile homes are usually prone to damp spots, make sure that you clear them up.

By doing this, you will not only be removing one of the main reasons why roaches would want to live into your mobile home.

Roaches are not the only reason why you should be dealing with damp spots!

Those damp areas can also lead to mold, which is way worse for your health!

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Remove Food

As you surely know, roaches are attracted by the food that we tend to leave in our homes. Those food leftovers are like a welcome snack for them!

So if you want to keep those pesky parasites as far from your mobile home as possible, make sure that they have no reason to drop in!

Never leave food uncovered on the table or the counter. If you drop some food on the floor, clean it up immediately! Also, never leave open trash bags in accessible locations.

Remember to wash up your plates and pans, as well as all the other cooking utensils that you used while making food. Do it right after you are finished with cooking.

And remember one simple rule. The second that you let your routine slip is the second that the roaches will try to take advantage of you.

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Keep Your Doors Shut

How could that help, you may be wondering? See, roaches can climb, but they probably won’t be putting in the effort to get through an open window.

But if you tend to leave your door open, they will not miss such an opportunity to drop in and pay you a visit.

Tie Up Your Trash Bags

Any trash bags left outside of the mobile home will need to be tied up properly.

Obviously, you should be disposing of them as quickly as you can, but we know that this is not going to be possible in some situations.

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Patch Up Holes

Finally, keep an eye on any holes that may appear in the mobile home. As you know, a roach is so small it can sneak through even the narrowest of them!

What we recommend you do is that you inspect for holes at least a couple of times per season.

There are plenty of patch kits on the market that you can use to temporarily fix the problem, but make sure that you get the bodywork of the mobile home repaired properly at some point.

Patch Up Holes
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Having these tips and life hacks in your mind and using them regularly, altogether or only a few of them, will help you to deal with the roach infestation.

Also, if you follow our recommendations, we are sure that you will also be able to keep your mobile home free of roaches and make these pests stay away from your place.

Frequently Asked Questions

⭐ Is it possible that roaches come to my home from my neighbors?

Yes. It often happens when your neighbors start any repair works and thus disturb the roach nests.

⭐ Is it possible to get rid of roaches if I live in an old house and they always appear again coming from my neighbors, as I suppose?

If you’re sure that the problem is not in your home, then you should call the exterminator to kill the pests everywhere in the building.

⭐ Is it enough to only use a roach gel to get rid of these pests in a mobile home?

For the best effect, you should use a roach gel, and IGR, and a residual insecticide.

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