Four Ways to Prevent Cockroach Infestations

Every homeowner knows this to be true: when you see a cockroach in your home you panic.
We don’t blame you. Not only are cockroaches gross to look at, they can also be harmful to your
family’s health. That’s why being proactive and practicing preventative pest control is so
important to your home.

Keep Your House Clean

Keeping your house clean is the number one way to prevent a cockroach infestation. Roaches
are always looking for food, so it’s no wonder why keeping your house clean (especially your
kitchen) is such an important step in this process.
Start creating healthy house cleaning habits like vacuuming/sweeping the floor often, wiping
down the countertops on a daily basis, and putting away all food once you’re finished. These
habits can make a big impact on keeping pests out of your home.

Here are a few ways to keep your house clean:

  • Take your trash out when it gets full.
  • Wash dirty dishes daily and don’t leave dishes in the sink.
  • Limit where you eat to avoid dropping crumbs throughout your home.


Store Your Food The Right Way

Food storage is huge when it comes to preventing a roach infestation. Roaches can squeeze
their bodies into anything, that means improper food storage just won’t cut it.
To keep your house roach-free, invest in airtight food storage containers and store things like
pasta, rice and sugar in them on a regular basis. Also, make sure things like bags of chips and
other snacks are sealed properly with chip clips or Ziploc bags.

Eliminate Entry Points

Cockroaches love small cracks and crevices. In fact, South Florida’s year round warm weather
forces roaches to look for open spaces like these to seek shelter from the hot sun.
The easiest way to prevent this from happening is to caulk, weather strip and duct tape any
open crevices you might find around the exterior and interior of your home. It’s also important to
make sure windows and doors are secure and seal around any utility pipes and crawl spaces.

Call One Two Tree Pest Free

Want to get ahead of a roach problem? Call One Two Tree Pest Free and sign up for monthly
pest control services today.

One Two Tree Pest Free knows how damaging pests like cockroaches or rodents can be to
your family’s health. That’s why our trained technicians are dedicated to keeping your home
pest free while keeping your family safe. We even use eco-conscious chemicals to treat at risk
areas of your home and lawn.

Call One Two Tree Pest Free today and get a free quote and assessment!

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