Cockroach Prevention Tips

How to avoid an infestation


Cockroaches are dirty pests that spread bacteria and germs as they crawl through your property looking for food, shelter, and water. Unfortunately, seeing a cockroach in your home or business means you’re probably facing a larger infestation. The key to preventing an infestation is to stop cockroaches from gaining entry in the first place. Read on for a few moreĀ cockroach prevention tips.

Cockroach Prevention Tips

Keep them from coming in

  • Check your home’s exterior for possible points of entry. A few spots to focus on are cracks in the foundation; gaps around windows, doors, vents, and pipes; and holes in screens. Seal any problem areas you find.

Limit their access to food & water

  • Cut off water access:
    • Clean out the drip pan beneath your refrigerator on a regular basis.
    • Address plumbing issues like clogged drains or leaky pipes.
  • Cut off food access:
    • Avoid letting your dirty dishes sit in the sink for extended periods of time, especially overnight when cockroaches are most active.
    • Clean crumbs and food spills immediately.
    • Take out the trash once the can gets full and use a receptacle with a lid.
    • Store food in sealed containers with securely fitting lids.

Keep a clean home

  • Eliminate hiding spots:
    • Keep a clutter-free home by not leaving cardboard, piles of clothes, or stacks of newspaper or brown grocery bags lying around.
  • Vacuum regularly.

Contact a pest professional

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