Cockroaches are a common household pest that homeowners face and are highly preventable with the right steps. While eliminating a few pests is easy, resolving an infestation requires extensive treatment. You can avoid a bug problem with a few simple steps. Stick with the following tips to create and maintain a roach-free home.
Your Guide to Keeping Roaches Out
1. Seal Entry Points
Roaches will always seek sources of food and warmth, so start by sealing your home. Check around windows, doors, dryer vents, and any openings in your exterior. Seal them carefully with caulk or another advised material. You should also seal beneath baseboards, so any crafty roaches that do make it in won’t have room to move around. You can reduce the likelihood of a bug problem on your property by cleaning out your trash cans and removing any scrap piles from your yard.
2. Eliminate Food Sources
If you have crumbs laying around your kitchen or buried in your carpet, roaches are going to come looking for food. You need to clean your kitchen regularly and vacuum around any eating areas to prevent a bug problem. Seal food in airtight containers, wash your dishes, and take out the trash, so nothing will tempt them. Roaches are also drawn to general filth, so it’s wise to keep a clean, sanitary home in general. Make sure your family is aware of the best practices.
3. Keep Your Home Cool
During the warmer months, you’ll want to keep a cool home. Roaches that can fly spread their wings in warm environments and are more likely to enter your home. Run your HVAC system and fans to lower the temperature indoors. It’s also wise to dry out bathrooms quickly after showers and apply drain covers, so roaches won’t enter through the piping.
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