Cockroaches are one of the most dreaded pests of all time and a common reason for calls to Phoenix pest control. Not only are these pests a disgusting thing to see, but they are also known for spreading germs, contaminating surfaces in your home, and even for triggering allergy symptoms. Although homeowners may feel embarrassed about having a cockroach problem, they are very common in large cities and are not necessarily a reflection of the cleanliness of your home. In Arizona, cockroach infestations are common, even in clean homes. There are many reasons why cockroaches may be invading your home, such as a plumbing issue, unsealed gaps around your home’s foundation, or simply the warm climate. If you live in Arizona, it’s crucial to learn how to prevent cockroaches from returning to your home so they stop invading your space. Prevent cockroaches from returning to your home with these tips from a trusted Phoenix pest control company:
A dirty kitchen is not always the cause of a cockroach infestation, but it’s often what encourages them to settle in and stay in your home. Crumbs around your countertops and behind your oven or fridge are easily found by cockroaches. They generously leave behind germs and excrement in your kitchen. If cockroaches can find a food source, it can be difficult to get them to leave your home, so one of the best ways to get them out is by eliminating easy sources of food. Clean up your kitchen immediately after each meal. Wash all dishes and wipe the countertops completely. Store food in sealed containers inside your refrigerator; don’t leave fruit or other foods out on the counters for cockroaches to find once the lights are out.
If you’ve just moved into a new house or apartment, or don’t currently have an infestation, get ahead of the roaches. Consider installing cockroach traps and gel-based cockroach killers in places where they will be found by the cockroaches but not by children or pets, such as behind the fridge and stove.
Cockroaches can enter your home through your plumbing and sewage systems. Treating your yard with an appropriate insect killer can be a helpful preventative measure to prevent them from even reaching your home.
Both indoor and outdoor garbage cans should be closed, cleaned, and emptied regularly. A trash can that is full of food is like a buffet for cockroaches. Your Mesa pest control technician will remind you that one of the most effective preventative measures against cockroaches is preventing them from finding food sources.
In addition to keeping your kitchen clean, vacuuming your furniture and carpets regularly can eliminate hidden crumbs that may be collecting and providing food for roaches.
Check around doors, windows, attic vents, and other openings in your home where cockroaches – and other pests – like to get in. Install screens over drain lines and sewer vents to further block entry points. Make sure window and door screens are secure and free of holes, and that weatherstripping is in good condition.
If you have a lot of dead plants outside your home, it might be a good time to pull them out. Thick and dead vegetation close to the house attracts roaches and other pests, and makes it easier for them to find an entry point into your home. Additionally, keep a barrier between plants and your home. Mulch, trees, shrubs, and other plants should be at least 1-2 feet away from your home. Firewood should be stacked as far away from your home as is practical.
Cockroaches, and other pests such as ants, like to live around water. Contact a plumber to repair any leaking sinks, faucets, or pipes in your home that may be unintentionally providing a life-giving water source to these pests.
Be sure to keep wet towels, toothbrushes, and washcloths out of drawers or cabinets, where they could provide sources of moisture for roaches. Wet towels or laundry should be washed right away for the same reason.
If you have a true infestation, it can be difficult to get rid of all of the roaches on your own. professional Gilbert pest control services are a fast, easy, and effective way to eradicate cockroaches from your home. Plus, your technician can inspect your home and provide personalized tips to prevent them from re-entering.
Varsity Termite and Pest Control specializes in effective solutions for cockroaches and other pest infestations. Our friendly technicians can inspect your home for potential entry points and food sources, as well as provide safe options for cockroach eradication. We will get the job done right so you can enjoy a clean and comfortable home free of unwanted visitors! Call us today to schedule your appointment.
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