The best form of cockroach pest control is prevention! By knowing how to prevent roaches in your property, you can protect yourself from the frustration of a cockroach infestation. Unfortunately, it can be hard to detect cockroaches—not only are they nocturnal, they rarely venture out of their hiding spots.
To keep cockroaches out of your property, it’s important to learn what attracts them inside in the first place. Keep reading for Loyal’s top ways to prevent cockroaches.
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Cockroach Prevention Tips
Like any pest, roaches are searching for three main things: food, water, and shelter. To effectively keep them away from your home, it’s important to stay vigilant about reducing or eliminating their survival sources inside your home.
Some ways you can keep cockroaches away include:
- Wipe or clean up spills and crumbs immediately.
- Refrigerate unsealed food and store food in airtight containers.
- Avoid leaving pet food out overnight and promptly put it away after mealtime.
- Never leave clutter or piles of junk around your property.
- Seal all cracks and gaps around pipes and in your home’s exterior.
- Completely seal trash and take it out routinely.
Does DIY Cockroach Control Work?
Roach infestations are difficult to control without the help of a professional cockroach exterminator. Although all-natural or at-home methods to get rid of cockroaches may work for a few days, they almost never control the entire infestation. Roaches are great at hiding in the nooks and crannies of your property, making them difficult to find without the help of a trained cockroach exterminator who knows the signs of a cockroach infestation.
How to Remove a Cockroach Infestation
If you’ve done all you can to prevent cockroaches and still find the signs of them in your property, it’s time to call a cockroach exterminator. A professional has the experience needed to remove cockroaches and keep them from coming back. Loyal Termite & Pest Control is proud to implement IPM practices that work to prevent roach infestations from starting in the first place—call our team today to learn more about how we can help manage your cockroach problem.Back to Cockroach Exterminator
How to Manage a Cockroach Infestation in Virginia
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