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Easy Ways to Prevent a Roach Infestation

An infestation of roaches is certainly no laughing matter and neither is the process you will have to go through in order to get rid of them. Not only can roaches cause disease, they can also cause damage to your home and your belongings. While there are many products available to kill a small amount of numbers, a heavy infestation is a much more difficult matter. Below is how to prevent a roach infestation from happening in your home.

Eliminate Food Sources In Your Home

In order to control roaches from entering your home, you should eliminate their food sources. This includes keeping kitchen appliances clean, emptying cabinets and cleaning them out, limiting food consumption to one room in the house, vacuuming the kitchen floor consistently, and much more.

Get Rid of Water Sources

It is almost impossible to eliminate all water sources, but if you can limit available sources it means that many roaches will die. A few steps to do this include: fixing leaky faucets, drying out the shower, repair sweating pipes, and putting away pet water dishes. A good rule of home pest control is that if you see a roach in your home, watch where it goes. Where it retreats to is usually near its nest and a water source.

Eliminate Roach Hiding Places

Roaches tend to hide in tight cracks and crevices, or dark walls. If you can eliminate their hiding places, most of the roaches will hit the road and head out!

Prevent Roaches from Entering

By making the exterior of your home unattractive to roaches it will help to prevent an infestation. You can do this by caulking small crevices around doors and windows, applying insecticide dust to your wall, spraying the exterior of your home with residual insecticide every 60-90 days, keeping stacked firewood away from the structure, and more.

By following these simple tips, it should help to keep your home roach free! If you have an infestation that you can’t seem to beat, you should call a local pest control professional to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

No matter what your pest control needs may be, Safety First Pest Control can get it taken care of. Contact us today if you’re experiencing pesky pest problems. We are a family-owned and operated business that has been servicing Mobile and Baldwin Counties since 1999! It is our goal to provide you excellent service. You can reach us at (251) 990-0047.

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