Keeping cockroaches away is a constant battle in many households particularly during the winter months.
Many believe they are attracted to messy homes but they’re actually attracted to 3 simple things: warm shelter, food, and water.
Follow these steps to preventing a cockroach infestation during the colder months:
1.)Clean out the clutter: Dispose of piled up magazines and newspapers. Throw away empty boxes, unused bags and any other clutter. This will help eliminate places that may harbor roaches.
2.)Eliminate unnecessary water sources: Roached need water more much more than they need food for survival. It’s important to fix leaky pipes and clean up and standing water.
3.)Don’t leave food for roaches: Make sure to clean up all roach food sources around the house. Avoid leaving dirty dishes in the sink, sweep regularly after cooking, and don’t leave food out. Any leftover food should be stored in airtight containers.
4.)Don’t give them a way in. Cockroaches can squeeze through the smallest openings. Make sure to seal up any gaps around pipes with flexible caulk, as well as patch any cracks and crevices you find around the house.
5.)Sprays won’t completely solve the problem: Insect sprays are only contact killers – which only kill the cockroaches you see, no the ones you don’t. To have total roach control, you need a killing agent and experienced pest control specialists. West Termite, Pest & Lawn performs complete roach clean outs.
6.)Long-term prevention: The best strategy for complete cockroach control should be viewed as an on-going effort. Talk with West Termite, Pest, & Lawn to discuss a pest control plan that fits your needs.
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