Most people have dealt with a cockroach problem at some point. Cockroaches are especially common in big cities and may not necessarily be a reflection of the cleanliness of your home. Chandler, Arizona is also a state known for cockroach infestations. There are tons of reasons why a cockroach infestation may be going on in your home or business, including poor plumbing and climate. Luckily, there are many ways to prevent cockroaches from invading your space.
A dirty kitchen may not be the reason a cockroach infestation started, but it is probably why they’ve decided to shack up and stay. Tiny bits of food around counter spaces, ovens, stoves, and behind refrigerators are easily found by cockroaches and serve as a great food source for them. In return, you get their excrement all over your kitchen! Sounds great right? Maybe not so much. You can eliminate cockroaches’ main food source by simply cleaning up your kitchen, especially after each meal. Store food in tightly sealed containers and avoid leaving fruit or other foods in open spaces outside of cupboards and the fridge.
If you’ve just moved into a new house or apartment, take the initiative to prevent cockroaches before you get surprised. There are many cockroach traps and gel-based cockroach killers that are available for commercial use. Before you start unpacking, drop some traps and cockroach gel behind your new fridge, behind the stove, and in other spaces where cockroaches may be breeding. Be sure to keep the poisonous substances away from pets and children.
Roaches can come into your house through sewage systems, but they also tend to come from outdoors. Treating your yard or lawn with an insect killer for lawns and gardens is a good preventative measure for keeping roaches from getting inside from your back or front yard.
Keep your garbage cans closed, cleaned, and emptied out regularly. A trash can full of bits of food is a smorgasbord buffet for cockroaches. By keeping your trash can clean, you are eliminating their food source even further.
The top of the fridge, underneath the fridge, around the over, and around air vents are usually warm and a nice cozy spot for roaches to hang out. Keep those areas free of debri and crumbs that may collect.
Try to seal gaps around your doors, windows, and utility cord holes where cockroaches can easily get it. Screening or sealing drain lines and sewer vents are also a good way to block cockroach entrances.
If you have a lot of dead plants outside your home, it may be time to finally pull them out and throw them away. Thick, dead vegetation attracts roaches and other pests and because they are often planted close to the house, cockroaches are more inclined to try and get inside.
If you have any tree holes in your backyard, it may be time to fill them in. Tree holes are often prime real estate for nesting cockroaches and other gross bugs, so filling those holes with cement will prevent roaches from further infesting your property.
Try to keep a barrier between your plants and your house. Keep mulch, trees, shrubs, and other plants at least a foot or two away from the walls of your home or business. If you keep firewood outside, be sure to not stack the firewood against the side of your house.
Cockroaches, as well as ants, like to gather and live around water. If you have any leaks under your sink or a leaky faucet, try to repair them as quickly as possible.
Be sure to keep wet towels, toothbrushes, and washcloths out of drawers or cabinets.
Cockroaches love the food that often collects in living areas outside of the kitchen. Sofas and chairs collect food crumbs very easily, so it may be time to finally vacuum out that couch and gently cleanse the upholstered fabric.
If cockroaches are already present in your home, chances are you definitely want them out immediately. Varsity Termite and Pest Control should be the first pest control company you call. Some pest control in Chandler companies do a poor job of exterminating cockroaches. It may seem like the pests are gone for a while, but then come back with a vengeance. Varsity Termite and Pest Control in Chandler will make sure the job is done right the first time so you can get back to living comfortable in your own home without the trouble of a hundred uninvited guests. Varsity Termite and Pest Control has been serving Chandler, Arizona for over twenty years and sports an attractive 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Why call anyone else? Contact Varsity Termite and Pest Control today to take the first steps at ridding your home or business of roaches.