The nature of cockroaches makes them difficult to control. These little critters are tough! 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 hold their breath for forty minutes! The cockroach species are around 280 million years old, and there is little indication that they’re close to extinction. This makes it challenging to get rid of cockroaches, and the best way to keep them at bay is through prevention. It will save you both time and money to decrease the probability of cockroaches entering your property.
Cockroaches are always searching for food, and if your kitchen is full of scraps and crumbs, they will want to move in. Cockroaches are hard to get rid of but not impossible if you follow the right steps. Something as easy as keeping windows and doors closed can go a long way in keeping cockroaches out of your home. Below are four prevention tips to help you get rid of cockroaches for good:
Keep Your Home Clean
Keeping a clean house is one of the best ways to lower the risk of attracting cockroaches. Ensure to clean up all spillage and clear food leftovers from counters to prevent cockroaches. Keep in mind that cockroaches are more active when it’s dark, so it would be a good idea to put away pet food when not using it.
Take Away Their Food Sources
Cockroaches live on food that humans leave behind. Their diet is high in carbohydrates, sugar and protein, just like ours. All food sources, including garbage, should be removed to prevent entry into the house.
Did you know, to inform other cockroaches that they have found a secure place to live, cockroaches release a pheromone in their droppings. If your home is full of clutter, such as stacks of magazines or newspapers, you most definitely will attract cockroaches. To prevent them from being attracted to your home, declutter areas for them to be distributed.
Get Rid of Damp
Cockroaches thrive in dark, damp places. For this reason, you can often find them near the plumbing and plumbing fixtures in your home or business. A good cockroach prevention measure is to clear blocked drains and repair damaged pipes.
How to Do Cockroach Control at Home If You Have an Infestation
Call the professionals! The pesticides you’ll find in the supermarket isn’t strong enough to eliminate a cockroach infestation. At Pest Control Pros, we use high-quality pesticides in various forms to ensure that your pest infestation is effectively managed. We also do follow up treatments, and if needed, we can put a monthly or 6-weekly treatment plan in place. This is especially helpful if you live in an area prone to cockroach infestations.
For more information, or to request a free quote, get in touch with Pest Control Pros today.