Cockroaches are disgusting, creepy, and gross little pests that no sane individual wants to share as a free-roaming housemate. While it is true that cockroaches can survive the radiation levels emitted by the nuclear bomb “Little Boy” which was dropped on Hiroshima, but just like any other animal that needs to survive, cockroaches need food and water, and they are going to find it in your shelter if you are not careful.
Since cockroaches are tough to get rid of once they get into a home, it’s easier to try preventative methods first. Here’s a few tips on how to prevent cockroaches from wanting to come into your home.
As stated earlier cockroaches need food and water to survive. You can deprive potential roach visitors their food supply by keeping your pantry clean and routinely vacuuming to keep food crumbs off of the floor. Make sure that you are washing and cleaning your dishes too, because cockroaches can go for a month without food, and any little scraps count when trying to keep roaches out.
As for water, avoid letting water stand in exposed places for extended periods of time. For example, don’t leave dirty water sitting in your kitchen sinks for hours on end unattended.
If you suspect you have busted water pipes anywhere in the house, get them repaired as quickly as possible. Especially if it is a pipe in the crawl space. Roaches love warm, damp, and dark places, and a pipe leaking in the crawlspace can give a roach all three of these things.
Lastly, spray around the exterior of your home with insecticides like raid regularly if you can, and block off any noticeable cracks or crevices around your home with caulking if you suspect roaches can squeeze through them.
If these tips fail, getting rid of cockroach infestations can be difficult. If you don’t want to go it alone, give us a call at (513) 267-1264 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for cockroach extermination.