Make Your Home an Unwelcoming Place for Roaches!

April 14th, 2015

Firstly, a word of warning. Cockroaches are resilient creatures, and are built to withstand even severe conditions. If you’ve already got a big roach infestation, you’ll probably need to get the help of a pest management company.

However, if you’ve yet to experience roaches moving into your home and making themselves comfortable, it’s time to take action! Here’s how to make sure your home looks as unappealing as possible to these sturdy little bugs.

Put Away Your ‘Welcome Home’ Mat…

We’re speaking metaphorically, of course. It’s time to make your home as unwelcoming as possible for cockroaches, and indeed, other bugs that might be looking to find a new home. Remember, to survive, a roach needs shelter, food and water. Take those things away from it, and it’ll quickly look elsewhere for a home.

Keep your home clear from crumbs, especially in the kitchen. Likewise, if you have fruit in bowls or bread lying open on the unit, put them in an airtight box.

If you’ve got papers stacked around the place, or cardboard boxes, get rid of them. Roaches love paper products, because they absorb a pheromone that cockroaches emit; which then releases a smell that these creatures navigate by.

It’s also important to reduce their water supply, so if you’ve got any leaking pipes or drips anywhere, get them fixed straight away.

Using Pesticides

If you do have a cockroach infestation and you’re planning to take matters into your own hands; please be aware that many pesticides can be harmful to humans as well as roaches. This is particularly hazardous if you have children or pets in the house.

It’s far more effective to call a pest control company, who will be able to assess the extent of the problem and come up with a suitable solution. If you live in Tampa, Florida, and require help with your bug problem, simply give Green Solutions a call at 813-684-7336.