A clean home contributes to a happy lifestyle. Cockroaches, on the other hand, do not. You may have heard somewhere that cockroaches can't stand clean houses. Right now, you may be thinking that your home is safe from cockroaches because of how vigilant you are to keep it tidy. The reality is, regardless of how clean your house is, cockroaches can still get inside, and can always find food there. Let's talk more about this.
A Brief Description Of Cockroaches
Here in New Castle, we have three species of cockroach, the Oriental cockroach, the American cockroach, and the German cockroach. Although different in appearance these three roaches have a few things in common—their love for filth, their speed, and their resilience.
Why Do I Have Cockroaches?
If you find cockroaches, the reason why is that your home has food sources that cockroaches can live on. We can say this confidently because cockroaches can eat practically anything, including items such as glue, paper, cardboard, and newspapers. Just the glue off of postage stamps is enough to sustain them. Without food, cockroaches can still live upwards of a month without food and a week without water. Even if you keep your home spotless 24/7, cockroaches will always be able to find something to fill their bellies.
How To Keep Away Cockroaches
Before we go into our list of ways you can prevent cockroaches, we should mention that keeping your home clean does help to deter cockroaches; it just isn't enough by itself. Below are our recommendations on how you can step up your efforts to keep cockroaches away.
Store food in tightly sealed containers.
Pick up pet food after feeding time is over.
Make sure all of your trash bins have tight-fitting lids.
Install door sweeps under all exterior doors.
Seal up gaps and cracks in the exterior of your home.
Reduce moisture by fixing leaks and installing dehumidifiers.
Our Best Tip To Keep Away Roaches
Of course, we have saved the best for last. If you don't feel like following all of the steps above and prefer an easier and far more effective solution for cockroaches, invest in general pest control services through Green Pest Management today! Not only do our services keep your home roach free, but with our general pest control plan, you get protection from a variety of other pests as well. Does this sound like something that interests you? Give us a call today!