Every homeowner knows this to be true: when you see a cockroach in your home you panic. We don’t blame you. Not only is a cockroach infestation gross to look at, but 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.
1. Keep Your House Clean to Avoid Cockroach Infestation
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.
2. 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, which 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.
3. 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, weatherstrip, 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.
4. 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 free from cockroach infestation 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!