It is easier to prevent cockroaches that getting rid of them, and it is usually rooted in good or bad sanitation. Good sanitation means simply sweeping the floor and washing dishes. A dirty environment may attract cockroaches due to good pest environmental condition allowing them to thrive. In this article, we will be sharing some preventive tips to avoid cockroach infestation.
One of the key factors to prevent infestation of cockroaches in your household is elimination of all possible sources of food, so they would go away and barely survive if they stay inside your house. The things you can do in order to prevent infestation of cockroaches include cleaning of kitchen appliances, vacuuming all rooms, vacuuming kitchen floors every night, wiping kitchen countertops, emptying food containers, storing food in sealed containers, emptying cabinets, cleaning floors, limiting food consumption into one room, and keeping trash cans away. Clean kitchen food spills and grease behind, under, and along the sides of your kitchen appliances. It is important to clean around and all kitchen appliances regularly such as refrigerator, toaster, kitchen sink area, dishwasher, stove, and the microwave oven. Allow food to be eaten in only one place so all food spills and crumbs can easily be clean if they are in one area. Cockroaches love to feed at night, so make sure to clean the kitchen rigorously at night before bedtime to make sure nothing is left for them to feast on most especially unwashed dishes and dirty floors. You need to eliminate all feces, skins, eggs sacs, and body parts of cockroaches by vacuuming all rooms at least every two to three days. It is important to wipe all surfaces with the use of a disinfectant spray or a cleaning detergent and water solution every night because cockroaches just love smelling and having a grand feast on these areas filled with food scents.
You can also prevent cockroaches from being attracted to your home by using a tight fitting lid trash can, and take it our each night. Be careful when mopping the floor because it may push small crumbs and other materials into crevices, cracks and creating tile build up that cockroaches love. A major attraction to cockroaches are water accumulation or presence of water, that is why you need to remove all possible water sourced by repairing all leaky pipes and faucets, fixing all sweating pipes, and drying all sinks with the use paper towel. All pet water dishes must be placed outside the house overnight or they need to be dried completely, and then just refill them every morning.
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