It’s currently winter in South Africa which is known as the time when cockroaches try to find a place to stay warm and fed. This can often end up being your home if the environment is right.
It can be extremely challenging to get a
under control. The little critters are tough! Interestingly, they can withstand any temperature, no matter how hot or cold. They can survive a nuclear explosion, live a week without their heads and live up to a month without food. They can also hold their breath for 40 mins! The cockroach species is believed to be 280 million years old and there’s no indication that they’re close to extinction. So, how can you keep them out of your home? Here are 7 ways to avoid a cockroach infestation:
Keep Your Home Clean
Especially your kitchen! Don’t keep food or water lying around. It will only attract cockroaches and you’ll have a really hard time getting rid of them.
Limit Food Consumption to One Area
When you start eating (and messing) in your bedroom or other areas of the home, you’re only inviting these awful insects to move from the kitchen to other areas of the house. Try limit easting areas to the kitchen and dining rooms.
Throw out the Trash
While this might seem obvious, you might want to clean the bin regularly. Also, move them as far away from your home’s structure and make sure you have a tight-fitting lid.
Don’t Leave Pet Food Out Overnight
Your pets don’t eat during the night. If they do, they probably shouldn’t. Leaving pet food out when it’s dark, is a sure way to lure cockroaches and other pests into your home.
Get Rid of Damp
Damp is caused by excess moisture which is the breeding ground for cockroaches and other pests. They love dark, moist spaces. If you have a damp problem, get a professional to sort it out asap!
Seal Entry Points
Keep cockroaches out by sealing all cracks and crevices around windows, crawl spaces and utility pipes.
Get in Touch with Pest Control Specialists
Prevention is better than cure. If you don’t want the hassle of dealing with an infestation, professional pest control services include cockroach treatment for prevention.
Protect your home from cockroaches and speak to the Pest Control Pro’s for a free quote today.