Roach-Free Zone: Is it Possible to Rid Your Home of Roaches?

May 19th, 2015

roachesCockroaches are a frequent visitor in many Florida homes. They particularly thrive in warm, moist conditions, which makes your home a vulnerable target, especially in the kitchen and bathroom, or any other area where water is regularly running.

Getting Rid of Roaches for Good?

As a result, many home-owners in the state want to know how they can make their houses as unappealing to cockroaches as possible. Whilst there are certainly a few things you can do to deter roaches from getting too comfortable in your property, the sad truth is, you won’t be able to ever completely ‘roach-proof’ your home.

Even if you seal all doors, windows and pipework carefully, some cockroaches, when in their larvae state, are smaller than you might realize, and capable of getting through even the tiniest of gaps.

Some Steps You Can Take

Despite the fact that it’s nearly impossible to keep them out altogether, there are things you can do to make your home considerably less appealing for them.

  • Clear up crumbs. Like many insects, cockroaches are attracted by an easy source of food. Leave crumbs on the floor, or having garbage cans overflowing on your property is asking for trouble.
  • Fix holes in screens. If you’ve got a screens on your windows, make sure they haven’t got any holes in them; as cockroaches have no problem at all climbing up to get into them!
  • Mend leaking pipes. Roaches like damp places. If you’ve got any leaking pipework, this can create a moist environment, which they’ll love. Instead, seal leaky pipes up completely and allow the area to dry by providing a good circulation of air.

Addressing a Cockroach Infestation

If you’ve already got cockroaches in your home, the best thing to do is to call a pest control company, to ensure that the problem is dealt with quickly and effectively. If you’d like to get in contact with Green Solutions, just call us at 813-684-7336, and we’ll make sure your home is roach-free as speedily as possible.