How to Prevent Cockroaches
February 23, 2017
Once cockroaches have found their way into your home, evicting them is a difficult challenge. These resilient bugs damage your property, help themselves to your food, and congregate in various nooks and crannies. The best way to prevent cockroaches is to create a habitat that is less attractive to them by sanitizing and maintaining a clean home. Read on for more tips on preventing cockroach infestations.
Keep a Clean Kitchen and Home
A clean, clutter-free home is the best way to prevent a cockroach infestation. The kitchen is usually the most attractive room to a cockroach because they like to snack on crumbs and food left out. Take garbage out to the outdoor cans regularly and don’t leave dirty dishes in the sink. Keep food in sealed containers, wipe your counters with disinfectant, and vacuum regularly in every room, especially the ones you eat in.
Eliminate Their Hydration Stations
Cockroaches love water. They flock to it. They need it to survive. Fix leaky water pipes and faucets, clogged drains, and anywhere else water lies stagnant. By drying up their potential supply, you’re drastically cutting down on your chances of a cockroach infestation.
Seal Off Their Points of Entry
Cockroaches can’t form a colony in your home if they can’t gain entry in the first place. Here are a few common places to inspect.
- Caulk closed any cracks or crevices in your house’s foundation.
- Seal any openings near windows and doors or any holes in weather stripping.
- Keep your lawn free of clutter and debris, especially near the house.
- Trim back trees, shrubs, and other plants to prevent them from touching the house.
- Keep firewood piles at least six feet from the house.
Let Green Pest Solutions Help You Prevent Cockroaches
Have you detected the presence of cockroaches in your home and aren’t sure how to proceed? Contact Green Pest Solutions. Our team of exterminators have gone through specialized training to address pest problems, contain them, and prevent future infestations. So call us today at 877-636-9469.