Care and planning must be used by the home owner to control cockroaches.  We have listed several non-chemical means of control for you to practice in limiting these pests in your home….

 

 

Practice good sanitation inside and outside your home. Keeping areas clean , especially the kitchen.  The goal is to make a less favorable living environment for cockroaches. They especially love trash and wood piles.

Keep windows and doors tight to inhibit entry. Caulk cracks in outside walls, sills and foundations.

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Seal openings where cables or water pipes pass through walls and floors. This also slows movement.

Always inspect grocery bags , cardboard boxes , dried pet foods, vegetables and firewood carried into the home. This will help stop cockroaches from “hitching a ride” into your home.

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Repair plumbing leaks and seal moisture sources as cockroaches need water.

Keep good fitting lids on garbage cans and clean up pet food crumbs.

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Store your food in sealable containers.

You can use glue boards or sticky traps (available at most hardware stores) in cupboards , under sinks, in closets and pantry areas to trap cockroaches.

Remember!

Cockroaches carry bacteria , fungi and filth on their legs and bodies and like to move about under the cover of darkness.  They can pollute food, cooking utensils, and eating surfaces and are considered a health menace.

Follow these measures to help control cockroaches.  If there is a severe infestation, it is recommended that you contact a licensed pest control professional.  A word of note, “bug bombs” are not very effective in controlling cockroaches.

Cockroaches can be a serious carrier for diseases and can effect your health.  Sanitation is the key to effective control.

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