Roaches are among the most common household pests. Over 63 percent of homes in the United States contain cockroaches. Where there is clutter, it is the perfect lodging space for these critters. This is why it is important to keep your home clean to avoid a roach infestation. Below are a few tips to help you keep the roaches outside of your home where they belong.
More Paper, More Problems
Maintaining a roach free home starts with getting rid of piles of junk in your home. Roaches thrive in environments where there are piles of clutter, espeically paper products. Be sure to keep piles of newspapers, old magazines, cardboard boxes or grocery bags stored in bins outside of your home.
Along with properly storing away your paper products, it is essential to keep your kitchen spotless. Leftover food particles, dirty dishes and trash is a breeding ground for roaches in your home. Make sure your floors are swept daily to avoid having crumbs in your kitchen that could attract pests. Clean your stove tops and counter tops after you prepare meals and never leave standing water in your sink. Cockroaches thrive in damp environments.
Now that you have taken precautions to keeping your kitchen spotless and securely storng your paper products you are on your way to a roch-free home. However, you cannot forget to tidy up the rooms in your home that are most ideal for the roaches to make their nest. These rooms include your garage, attic, basement or storage room. Make sure that your items in these locations are neatly stored away and sealed. Piling up clutter or neglecting maintaining these rooms is sending an open invitation for cockroaches to invade your space.
Once you have a few roaches, many are to follow. Roaches lay eggs rapidly and before you know it they can take over your home. To avoid roach infestations, follow the cleaning tips mentioned above and also schedule routine pest control visits to ensure your home is cockroach free. To set up your pest control appointment today, call Go Forth Pest Control at 336-841-6111.