Roaches, no one likes those disgusting pests. The mere thought of them is enough to make most people feel as if one is on them. Much worse, the idea of cockroaches in your home and what they are on when you are not around will make even the messy of people temporarily clean like they have OCD. We will go through a few ways to keep these insects out of your home and how to kill them if they are in your home.
how to avoid roaches
Roaches are usually brought into a home by either the roach itself or some of its eggs hitching a ride on boxes, furniture, plants, clothing or luggage. Think twice before bringing these items home if they have been somewhere that may have an issue with roaches.
Cockroaches can come from outside your home too. Use caulk, screens and weather stripping to create greater barriers to entry for your home. Stop leaky faucets so there is not water for the pest. Keep outdoor areas near your home free of leaves, wood piles and clutter. An outdoor pesticide applied to the outdoor perimeter of your home will prevent a roach problem before one ever begins. Be sure the pesticide is labeled for roaches and follow the instructions.
The best way to avoid roaches is through proper cleaning and sanitation. If there isn't a huge food supply, the roaches are more likely to choose a different location. A lot of focus should be placed on cleaning your kitchen and bathrooms since that would be the most likely place for roaches to infest. If you have kids, then you have a much bigger challenge since kids are known to leave bits of food just about anywhere.Unfortunately if you live in a condo or an apartment complex, your sanitation is affected by your neighbors. If they keep a dirty home, your home will also suffer.
how to kill cockroaches in your home
First, determine if you have roaches. If you haven't seen any, look for brown stains in the backs of cupboards and pantries. Place cockroach bait traps in bathrooms and the kitchen. In bad infestations, use a liquid pesticide labeled for indoor roach control. If permitted by the label, apply to the floor baseboards around your home to prevent reinfestation. If these are not getting the job done, have a professional pest control company like GreenSeasons treat your home for you.
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