What can I do to prevent cockroaches?

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AvatarCameron asked 2 years ago
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AvatarLiza Smith Staff answered 2 years ago

Don’t forget that cockroaches are much easier to prevent than to get rid of. Like every living creature, a cockroach needs food and warmth, so the number one rule is not to leave any food for them when you go to bed or leave your house. Try to empty your trash can once a day, wash your dishes and your pet food container before bed, don’t leave any unpacked food in the kitchen and try not to bring food to other areas of the house.
The other roach attractor is moisture. Anything humid makes a cosy cockroach habitat. Keep an eye on your kitchen sink and bathroom areas, don’t allow any pipe leaks or sweatings, don’t leave any wet towels, rags or sponges in the bathroom.
If there’s a high risk of cockroach intrusion, cover all the possible holes and apertures, clean your house with a disinfectant spray as often as possible and order yourself one of the pest prevention programs from professional insect exterminators.
More advice on cockroach prevention in our article.