How To Prevent Cockroaches

Having cockroaches in your home can drive you crazy. These gross bugs can send women and children into a screaming fit at first glance. Not only is it disgusting, it’s a mark that your home is not clean. It’s not sanitary to have cockroaches in the home so need to take steps to eradicate these pests immediately.

Here are tricks you can try to prevent cockroaches.

  • Keep your home clean. If you don’t want a cockroach infestation in your home, you need to clean your house regularly. Be especially mindful about bathrooms and kitchens, since these are the places the cockroaches are often found. Cockroaches love dark, moist and damp places, especially if there’s a food source to be found.
  • Take the trash out regularly. Segregate your wet and dry trash. Be sure to take out your wet garbage every night before you go to sleep. If you don’t you may find a cockroach party right inside your trash bin. Also, you need to clean the trashcan regularly and make sure the cover is secure.
  • Don’t leave food items out. Cockroaches are especially attracted to the scent of fruits, so don’t leave any cut fruit or other food items out. It’s best to keep things inside the refrigerator rather than out on a table uncovered. If you must leave some food out, make sure there is a cover that a cockroach and other small insects and bugs cannot penetrate.
  • Use boric acid. Buy some boric acid from the hardware or grocery store. Sprinkle some around your doorways and other areas where cockroaches have been seen. Secure other entryways to your home by sprinkling the perimeter with boric acid, especially around your porch, backdoor, vents and crawlspace.
  • Keep your home dry. Cockroaches loves areas that are wet, so make sure to keep things dry around your home, don’t leave pots, basins and other receptacles with water. It’s best to tip these items over so it doesn’t collect water. Wipe down kitchen counters thoroughly.
  • Use pest control products. There are various commercial products available in the market. There are sprays available, as well as gels and chalks. You may also try other pest control products found in natural food stores if you don’t like the idea of using harsh chemicals around your home. You may need to check various products to find the best one that works for you. Cockroaches are notoriously difficult to kill so you need to keep at it until you don’t find any more in your home.
  • Call for professional help. If you’ve done your part but can’t seem to eliminate the problem completely, you may need to bring in the big guns. Find a pest control service in your area and let them exterminate the problem.

As soon as you see cockroaches or signs of cockroaches in your home, you need to take action immediately. Sometimes, you will see the actual cockroach, but other times, you may find cockroach feces left behind. Don’t wait until your home is overrun. Clean the area immediately and take the necessary steps to kill the roaches. If you make your home an unwelcome environment, these cockroaches will go away and find somewhere else to live.


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