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Who likes the sight of roaches or other creepy insects that make their way into our homes to infest the place? If you are someone who has cockroaches in your home then getting rid of them is essential because they live in filthy places and carry around diseases which can be detrimental to health. If roaches get in contact with eating utensils they can even cause food poisoning.
Let’s take a look at 4 ways to protect our home from being infested by cockroaches.
1. Kill Them When You See Them
If you aren’t too scared to get close to a roach then killing it shouldn’t be a problem for you – when you see one just kill it. There are a few ways to do this. One of the most common, yet ludicrous, ways of doing it is to stomp on it or strike it with something that can cause it to die instantaneously. Another way to kill a roach would be to spray it with insecticides. You can also prepare a homemade solution of water and soap and fill it in a spray bottle. Since cockroaches breathe through their skin, the soap will suffocate them and cause them to die. If you need more help with dealing with pests then go to powerpestcontrol.ca for more help.
2. Turn Off the Tap
Did you know that cockroaches love moist or wet places? This probably explains why you typically find them under your sink. Furthermore, cockroaches can survive months without food, but only a couple days without water, therefore make sure that you have no leaking pipes at home and that all taps are adequately sealed. If there is a leak in any pipe you should get it repaired as soon as possible. For those of you who have indoor plants, make sure you don’t overwater them because water can collect around it attracting roaches.
3. Keep Your Home Clean
Keeping your home neat and clean is probably the best thing you can do when trying to keep your home well protected from cockroaches. Roaches are attracted to food residue, especially grease. Therefore, you should always make sure to clean your kitchen before going to bed. Some things that you need to do to keep the kitch spic-and-spam are wiping the kitchen counters, washing the dishes, sweeping the floor, taking out the trash, closing all food containers, and anything else you feel could cause a roach infestation. Moreover, if your home has a TV lounge, make sure to vacuum the couches to ensure that no food particle is in them.
4. Seal Up Cracks
Before calling an exterminator to get the job done for you, try taking things into your own hands by sealing up cracks or any crevices in your home. Cockroaches and other insects are small and flexible enough to make their way in the smallest of places and therefore sealing up such sites with caulk is an excellent prevention method. Some common places where you’re most likely to find crevices are the areas between your wall and counter, baseboards, and other similar places. If you find a large hole, try sealing that with urethane foam or silicone sealant.