No one likes to see roaches crawling through their house! Just thinking of it gives us the willies…… ewww…..
There are things that residents can do to make sure that roaches are not a problem in their homes.
Keeping your home as clean as possible is definitely the first step toward keeping cockroaches out, but remember that it’s only the beginning. Sweep or vacuum often, especially after meals and under appliances or furniture. Seal all your food in plastic containers and keep it shut up in cabinets or the refrigerator. Keep a lid on your trash. Absolutely any food-related item can be attractive to a cockroach, so there’s no such thing as being too careful when working to keep these bugs out of your house.
The kitchen and bathroom are the main trouble spots for roaches because they involve both food and water. Many cockroaches are attracted to living in damp spaces, and all varieties need water to survive. Avoid leaving standing water out anywhere, whether in bathtubs, stopped-up sinks, or soaking dishes.
And remember, if you notice one roach on the counter, there are probably others lurking somewhere. Go ahead and take action before the problem gets too bad.