The thought of having cockroaches in your house may make your spine tingle or give you chills. You want to avoid dealing with these dirty, disgusting pests. If you live in an apartment or condo, you increase your risk because you share walls with other people. Cockroaches can also invade single-family homes when you least expect it. Here are some ways to prevent these pests and keep your home cockroach-free.
Clean, Clean, Clean
Like most pests, cockroaches are drawn to food. Whether it’s a spill on the floor or countertop or dishes that sit in the sink, food will draw these pests to your home, along with other creatures. Make sure you never leave food sitting on the counters or dirty dishes in the sink. Wipe down the counters, stove top and other surfaces. Sweep the floor to pick up any crumbs that would appeal. Once you get in the habit, it will only take 15 or 20 minutes to have a clean kitchen when you go to bed.
Seal Up Entry Points
Cockroaches can fit in almost any crack or hole. Take the time to seal up these areas to help prevent entry. Look for the tiniest of cracks along baseboards, between your countertops and the wall, along door frames and even inside closets and the pantry. It just takes a caulking gun and some caulk to make it much more difficult for the pests to get in.
Cut Off Access to Water
Like with most creatures, cockroaches need water to survive. Cut off their access to water by wiping up spills as soon as they happen and don’t over-water plants. Fix leaks even if it’s just a tiny drip. Don’t leave water in the sink or a glass of water on the counter. Check your pipes to see if you feel any water, which could indicate a tiny leak.
Call in Backup
Even when you do all you can to keep a clean house, you can end up with an infestation of roaches. In this situation, don’t try to take care of the problem yourself. You’ll find a variety of tips and DIY products, but you don’t want to mess around. Get help from a pest elimination company. All Natural Pest Elimination takes care of your problem without using harmful chemicals. We will get rid of those nasty cockroaches and keep your family safe.
Give All Natural Pest Elimination a call to set up a free inspection if you think you might have a cockroach infestation. Contact us today at 877-662-8449.