While cockroaches are capable of surviving in cold temperatures, they prefer the heat and the humidity that come along with the summertime. Warm weather encourages cockroaches to breed, which is why you will see so many of them scampering around throughout the summer. If you want to avoid having cockroaches invade your home during the warmer months, there are some simple steps you can take to keep them away.
Take a look at some tips for preventing a cockroach infestation below:
Keep your home as clean as you possibly can
Keeping a home clean will often keep all kinds of critters and pests away. But cockroaches are attracted to messy homes that have food crumbs, spills, and more all over the place. You should make a strong effort to clean your kitchen on a regular basis in the summer. Don’t let dirty dishes pile up, seal all food, and clean around your major appliances to make sure there isn’t anything that will bring cockroaches in. Cleanliness will automatically reduce your chances of dealing with cockroaches this summer.
Practice moisture control in your home
Do you have a leaky pipe in your bathroom that’s causing moisture to build up under a sink? Do you have a refrigerator condensation pan that hasn’t been emptied in weeks? Or is there standing water situated right outside of your home in a kiddie pool or under a faucet for a hose? All of these things could attract cockroaches since they’re constantly on the hunt for moisture. You should do whatever you can to control the moisture levels inside and outside of your home.
Reduce clutter in and around your home
It can sometimes be difficult to spot a cockroach infestation because cockroaches are known to hide out during the day. They’ll often hide in firewood piles or in cracks and crevices located under kitchen and bathroom sinks. You should limit the places where cockroaches could potentially hide and check areas around water sources to see if you see any signs of cockroaches. By doing this, you can prevent them from going undetected as they feed and breed in and around your house.
No matter how hard you try, there’s always a chance you could be forced to deal with a cockroach infestation in your home. Blue Ridge Termite can help you get rid of it and keep cockroaches from returning. Contact us today to schedule cockroach extermination service.