Thursday, December 29, 2011

10 Things to Prevent Cockroaches

Cockroaches have similar needs to ours: food, water and shelter.  There are a several things you can do to prevent and/or minimize conducive conditions for cockroaches.

1. Where cockroaches are common outdoors, trim overhanging trees and remove foundation plantings or wall climbing vegetation to discourage invasion (this is especially useful in the South and Southeast).

2. Screen doors, windows and attic vents, and seal foundation cracks and around utilities, to discourage entry of outdoor-living cockroaches.  Also, windows and doors, especially, garage doors, should be closed when not in use.

3. Check incoming provisions, especially groceries, drink cartons and firewood, for "hitch-hiking" cockroaches.

4. Inspect your luggage and handbags when returning from buildings likely to be infested, such as some hotels or hospitals.

5. Don't leave food and drink, for people or pets, exposed overnight. Cockroaches love this! Put it in the refrigerator or tightly sealed containers.

6. Regularly clean up food scraps and keep garbage in closed containers to make it harder for cockroaches to find food.

7. Eliminate plumbing leaks, dripping faucets and condensation problems to discourage most types of cockroaches.

8. Repair grouting in tiles to facilitate cleaning and to prevent cockroaches hiding in tiling.

9. Seal crevices along baseboards or work surfaces and around pipe runs and electrical outlets and conduits, to reduce cockroach hiding places and routes for cockroach dispersal.

10. Get rid of old grocery bags, cardboard boxes, and other clutter that provide hiding places for cockroaches and makes cleaning, inspection and pesticide application difficult.

These simple steps can discourage roaches from invading your home or business.  Call ACME at 817-784-6838 and we will help with any existing infestations.  Prevention is key if you want to live in a pest free home.

1 comment:

  1. i hate cockroaches..i am glad that i saw your blog such a useful information..i already know what to do with the cockroaches at home..

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