3 Tips For Staying Cockroach Free
3 Tips for Staying Cockroach Free This Summer
Cockroaches are a horrible, nuisance pest. There is nothing worst than finding a cockroach crawling around in your kitchen or bathroom – and normally where there is one, there is many!
Cockroaches are very tough insects and they breed very quickly. Things can get out of hand very quickly meaning that a professional cockroach treatment is the only effective means of control.
But don’t despair – there are a few things you can do to keep those nasty critters out before they set up home in your kitchen!
As with all forms of pest control the best form of action is prevention. The best way to reduce the risk of a cockroach infestation is to keep your house clean.
- Ensure that your kitchen benches and dining tables are free of food debris.
- Clean up spills straight away.
- Mop and vacuum floors regularly.
- Remove any unused pet food.
2. Eliminate Food Sources
Cockroaches are always on the look out for their next meal. They actually rely heavily on humans leaving food behind so they can survive. By removing any potential food sources you are making you home a less desirable habitat.
- Even though they only need tiny amounts of water to survive, they still need it. Make sure you empty glasses in your sink overnight.
- Remove all crumbs and food debris from your kitchen – especially those crumbs under the toaster!
- Store your food in airtight containers. Not only will it keep the roaches at bay but your food will stay fresher longer.
- Rinse out bottles and cans before placing them in the garbage bin. Ensure your bin has a lid to keep the smells at bay. Take your bin out regularly.
- De-clutter – By reducing the amount of clutter in your home you reduce the amount of potential habitats.
Making sure your home is well maintained is also going to make your home less attractive to cockroaches.
- Seal up any cracks or crevices. Using No-More-Gaps and sealants to seal up these cracks will eliminate potential harborage areas.
- Make sure your doors and windows seal properly.
- Paint windowsills to help eliminate cracks.
- Repair leaking taps to reduce moisture.