Cockroaches love food crumbs, moist spots, heat-releasing electronics, and cardboard. This is why your kitchen is the perfect breeding ground for these pests. There are a ton of ways to identify whether or not you have a roach infestation, how to prevent roaches from using your home as their shelter, and how you can get rid of them. Here are some of our tips:
How To Prevent Cockroaches From Entering Your Home
Unfortunately, roaches are quite small and can squeeze through small crevices under your door or through small openings in your wall. Have an inspector come around and check to see if the usual problem areas are an issue for you. You will want to go ahead and close these openings in order to stop giving these pests entry into your home.
Having said this, try to keep your doors and windows closed as much as possible to prevent them from sneaking in. Another thing roaches love is a mess. Keep your home as clean as possible by wiping any spills as soon as they happen, picking up your trash, taking the garbage out, doing your dishes as soon as you get them, and sweeping up as soon as possible.
Identifying whether or not you have a problem
There are some tell-tale signs that you have a roach infestation. If you find small, tiny black droppings left behind, chances are, they are from live roaches. Dead cockroach carcasses are another sure sign that you will need to call a professional in to spray your place. Leaving their dead bodies can affect those who are prone to get allergy. Know that these pests will also shed their skin, leaving them behind.
So if you see any of their sheddings around your home, it’s time to call an exterminator. Besides shedding their skin, roaches will give off an unpleasant, musty odor and will leave behind messes as they attack your organic foods. Roaches love to live in areas where there are heat, moisture, and humidity. The best places for them to live is in your bathroom and your kitchen.
These are the two places in your home that you will want to keep an extra eye on. In the kitchen, they may hide behind your heat-emitting electronics like your stove, oven, or refrigerator. They also feed on organic materials and cardboard. So keep an eye on your electronics and inside your pantry.
When you know, you’ve got a problem
Whether you’ve seen the signs or you spotted an actual cockroach in your home, you will want to take action as soon as possible. If you are still unsure whether or not you have a serious problem, you might want to call an inspector in to find out for sure. This way, you can call an exterminator to fix your problem. If you think your problem is not serious enough, you can also try out at-home DIY traps to capture these pests and get rid of them.
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