4 Ways To Prevent Cockroaches

Just the mention of the word “cockroach” is enough to put a look of disgust on any face. While the occasional insect at home is part of life, the last thing you want to see in your house is a cockroach. To eliminate the risk of roaches, here are four ways to protect your home from a potential infestation.

Maintain a Spotless Kitchen

Hungry cockroaches love a free meal which is why they’re usually spotted in the kitchen. To prevent these unwelcome visitors, you must eliminate every trace of left-out food right down to crumbs. Be sure your counters, sinks and floors are spotless and always cover food tightly before storing it.

Keep Trash Contained

To prevent cockroaches, or any other pest, your trash must be contained at all times. Make sure receptacles both inside and outside the house are sealed tightly and wiped clean. If you do see a cockroach, call Staten Island pest control to inspect your home and eliminate the problem before it gets worse.

Find and Seal Entry Points

When it comes to getting inside your home, cockroaches are experts. They’ll get through any crack or crevice they find, so it’s important to locate these entry points and seal them. Look for holes in your foundation and gaps around pipes and caulk them shut. Then, use weatherstripping to seal spaces around windows and doors.

Check for Leaks

Cockroaches are often drawn to damp environments. Eliminate moisture by inspecting your entire home looking for leaks around sinks, toilets and in the basement. Repairing drips not only wards off insects, but also hinders mold growth and saves you money on your water bill.

If you’ve spotted a roach in your home, call a professional immediately. To prevent them in the first place, never leave food out and close up any and all entryways.

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