Keep Your House Clean & Dry to Get Rid of CockroachesFew things deter cockroaches better than a clean house. That is because cockroaches congregate where there is a steady supply of food, water, and hiding. They prefer sugary treats, meats, and starchy foods. However, cockroaches don’t simply go for the crumbs. If left unattended, then they will feast on unsealed items lying on your counter. Cockroaches love moisture. They will drink from leaky faucets, sweaty pipes, and leftover water at the bottom of either your shower or tub. Plus, pet bowls attract them. So make sure to keep their water supply dry.
Identify the ProblemCockroaches primarily hide in these places.
- Both behind and within your kitchen cabinets.
- Near your stove.
- Up under your sinks.
- Both in paper bags and cardboard boxes.
- Behind wall hangings.
- In cracks, crevices, and corners around either shelves or wood.
Get Professional HelpThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify cockroach control as possibly a homeowner’s most difficult task. Complete removal takes time and special knowledge. The CDC also warns: “The cockroach is considered an allergen source and an asthma trigger for residents. Although little evidence exists to link the cockroach to specific disease outbreaks, it has been demonstrated to carry Salmonella typhimurium, Entamoeba histolytica, and the poliomyelitis virus.” They also produce a repulsive odor that is noticeable in homes with a cockroach infestation. So, don’t leave your health and the health of both your family and pets at risk. If you spot cockroaches either in or around your home, then call Classic Insulation & Pest Control. We are experts when it comes to keeping you and your family safe from pests.
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