Cut Off Their Food Source
Like all living beings, cockroaches need food to survive. Like most pests, they can scavenge for food and eat almost anything left out for them. Cockroaches can feed on things like uncleaned spills, leftover food, crumbs, and even debris. The most common place to find cockroaches is behind a refrigerator because it is a neglected area with food particles. We recommend regularly cleaning your dishes, using a garbage can that has a lid, and cleaning up crumbs as often as you can. With these tips, you can successfully eliminate food sources for cockroaches.
Remove Potential Hiding Places
Cockroaches typically reside inside of compartmentalized areas. If you notice any cockroaches around your home, you can expect them to be nesting in confined spaces such as cardboard boxes, cabinets, or behind appliances. It is essential to keep a tidy area and to remove any clutter that you may have within your home.
Seal Off Entry Points
Cockroaches have the ability to squeeze through most cracks or gaps that lead to your home. They can flatten their bodies and crawl up walls, which makes them a troublesome pest to keep out. Another way to keep them out is by investing in some simple materials such as door sweeps, clear caulk, and steel wool. If you see the outdoors from any of your entryways into your home, it is likely that cockroaches can enter. Be sure to cover up any small entrances to your home to ensure cockroaches never enter.
Place Traps throughout your Home
If you suspect you are more susceptible to a cockroach infestation, placing baits or traps is a way to know if you have any unwelcome intruders. Traps are much cleaner and less risky than using a preventative spray since sprays can contaminate countertops, appliances, and upholstery, which can be unhealthy for humans.
If you feel like you have exercised all of the preventative methods and are still having cockroach sightings, we recommend contacting a professional to get rid of these pests. Do not try to deal with a cockroach infestation on your own as they are adaptable and can survive most DIY treatments. If you notice one cockroach in your home, it is likely that there are more inside. Professionals can locate signs of cockroaches and eliminate them.