When it comes to cockroach infestation, prevention is easier than getting rid of them, and it is usually rooted in good or poor sanitation. Good sanitation means simply sweeping the floor and washing dishes. If you miss some of these simple sanitation practices, it can be a good breeding ground for cockroaches. We will share some preventive tips in this article.
You need to eliminate food sources of cockroaches for them not to survive living inside your house and for them to go somewhere else. The things you can do in order to prevent infestation of cockroaches include cleaning of kitchen appliances, vacuuming all rooms, vacuuming kitchen floors every night, wiping kitchen countertops, emptying food containers, storing food in sealed containers, emptying cabinets, cleaning floors, limiting food consumption into one room, and keeping trash cans away. It is essential to clean all kitchen appliances behind, underneath, on the sides, and all kitchen spaces away from food spills and grease. Concentrate your cleaning on possible major food sources like underneath the kitchen sink area, dishwasher, refrigerator, toaster, stove, and the microwave oven. Allow food to be eaten in only one place so all food spills and crumbs can easily be clean if they are in one area. Remember that cockroaches love to eat at night, so clean the kitchen rigorously before bedtime so nothing is left for them to feast. At least every two to three days, you have to vacuum all rooms to ensure that you get rid of all feces, skins, eggs sacs, and body parts of cockroaches. It is important to wipe all surfaces with the use of a disinfectant spray or a cleaning detergent and water solution every night because cockroaches just love smelling and having a grand feast on these areas filled with food scents.
Always keep outside trash cans away and clean it regularly to prevent cockroaches from invading your home. Use the appropriate cleaning solution when mopping but beware because mopping may just push small crumbs and other materials into crevices, cracks and creating tile build up that cockroaches love to feed on. Water accumulation may attract cockroaches, so be sure to repair any leaky pipes and faucets, fix sweating pipes, and dry all sinks using a paper towel. All pet water dishes must be placed outside the house overnight or they need to be dried completely, and then just refill them every morning.
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