Tips to Prevent Future Cockroach Infestations
What cockroaches want from your home is food, water and a good habitat for breeding. They prefer dark and damp areas. Like most critters, they need water and food to survive. To prevent future infestations, eliminate food sources. Don’t let dirty dishes pile up in your kitchen sink. Wash your dishes after each meal. You should also clean any food particles from your kitchen sink at least once per day. Clean out your toasters and other kitchen appliances so that you don’t entice roaches with food crumbs. Store your food pantry items in closed containers to make it more difficult for roaches to access them. Store your trash in a trash container with a tight-fitting lid on it. Take out your kitchen trash whenever it is full or whenever you have smelly food in it.
Cockroaches also need moisture to survive. You should repair or replace any leaking pipes around your home.
Cockroaches thrive in cluttered homes where they have many places to hide. To help keep roaches out of your home, declutter your property. Get rid of unwanted or broken appliances. Limit your eating to one dining area in your home. If you eat all over your home, you will inadvertently drop crumbs everywhere. Cockroaches prefer warm and dark habitats, but they will venture outside those areas in search of food.