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Getting Rid Of Roaches: Preventative Steps For Homeowners

cockroachesNo one wants to see a roach in their home. Roaches are unsanitary, difficult to kill and can even transmit diseases. Unfortunately, it is not unusual to have a roach infestation in the southeast. They typically go into hibernation in the winter and then become active again in the spring, which is why you may see more activity now than you did a few months (or even weeks!) ago.

It isn’t easy to eliminate roaches from your property once an infestation takes hold. That is why it is important to do everything in your power to stop the problem before it starts. There are a few steps you can take that will make a difference.

Avoid Spray

The best way to kill roaches is with baits. Not only are they easy to apply, but they are relatively safe as well. Using spray, on the other hand, is not a good idea. Roaches frequent the kitchen and the bathroom because both of these areas have water sources. You don’t want to spray around your food or on surfaces where you keep your toothbrush and other personal items.

Don’t Feed Them

Like any other living creature, roaches need to eat. If you want to avoid an infestation, you can’t give these pests a food source. Make sure your kitchen is clean. Pay attention to your appliances; when was the last time you pulled them out and cleaned behind them? Give the stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, and microwave all a bit of attention. Don’t forget about your cabinets, either; they can get dirty fairly quickly.

Always clean the kitchen before you go to sleep at night. Roaches are most active in the evening, which means that if you leave out dirty dishes or crumbs, they are going to find what they need to survive. Sweep, wash dishes, and clean all your countertops.

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Get Rid Of Water Sources

Water is also essential to cockroach survival, which is why they congregate near water sources in your home. Check all your pipes to make sure that you don’t have a leak. Don’t leave your dishes soaking in the sink for long periods of time. Clean up any water spills that you find. If you have wet areas in your yard, search for solutions to keep them as dry as possible.

Call In The Professionals

Contact EnSec as soon as you notice a problem. By hiring a professional, you don’t have to worry about properly using bait or spray; the experts know what they are doing and how to do it. Keep in mind that depending on the level of infestation, you may need several treatments over a period of time.

Prevention is key when it comes to dealing with roaches. By using the information included above, you can look forward to a pest-free summer! However, if you feel like you are in over your head, EnSec can help you figure out what is happening at your house and create a plan to rid your property of roaches once and for all.

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