Keep Cockroaches Away with These Roach Prevention Tips

Whether you own a home or run a business, remember it’s easier to prevent cockroaches than it is to get rid of them.

To prevent a roach infestation, you must keep them from finding your home or business attractive. Roaches are scavengers looking for food, water, and a comfortable place to reproduce. Therefore, preventing roaches comes down to proper sanitation. That means more than simply washing the dishes or sweeping the floor.

At Titan Pest & wildlife, we are pest control experts. We can help prevent roaches and other pests from finding your home inviting.

Roach Prevention Tips

No cockroaches should live around people. Roaches outside live and travel in unsanitary places like trash cans, sewers, drains, and other contaminated sites. Once inside your home or business, they’ll contaminate food, dishes, food prep areas, and other surfaces with the bacteria and pathogens they carry on their body and legs. In addition, roaches leave waste and shed skin that makes humans sick and triggers allergic reactions.

To keep roaches away from your home or business, follow these tips:

  • Keep your kitchen clean – Grease, food spills, and crumbs under and behind appliances are common food sources for roaches. Therefore, keep the areas under the refrigerator, stove, and microwave clean. Make sure to clean under the kitchen sink as water leaks also attract them.
  • Keep cabinets and drawers clean – When clutter builds up, and crumbs fall into drawers and cabinets, roaches find them. Not only does this supply a food source, but they have an excellent place to hide. Keep these areas clean and free of spills and crumbs.
  • Seal all entry points – Seal cracks and gaps around windows, doors, vents, siding, and exterior walls. At Titan Pest & Wildlife, we will determine where pests are getting in, look for other possible entry points, and seal those areas with the proper materials.
  • Eliminate standing water – Fix leaky pipes and fixtures and maintain your gutters.
  • Store trash correctly – This tip is for inside and outside your home. Keep trash in its proper place and if possible, store your trashcan as far away from your home as possible.
  • Store food correctly – Keep food in the refrigerator or containers with locking lids.
  • Store pet food – Just like your food, keep your pet’s food in sealed containers.

Cockroaches are nasty, unsanitary insects and pose a health risk for people. They feed on garbage, breed in sewage, and deposit waste all over the areas they travel and inhabit. Therefore, it is essential to proactively protect your home from roaches by preventing them from moving in.

Roach Pest Control

Remember, preventing cockroaches is easier than getting rid of them. However, if you already have a roach problem in your home or business, don’t wait to call Titan Pest & Wildlife. Our exterminators will target critical areas for treatment—behind the refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher, under the sink, and behind the shower and washing machine. We use the latest methods and products to target roaches where they live and disrupt their life cycles.

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