How To Avoid Being a Cockroach Habitat
November 25, 2020
If you have ever found a cockroach in your home you know how alarming it can be. The appearance of one of these pests can be off-putting, to say the least. It can also give you the sensation like they are crawling on you and that they could be hiding practically anywhere in your home.
Don’t fret! There are some fairly simple things you can do to avoid having your home become a cockroach habitat. Read on to find out how.
What is a Cockroach Habitat?
Most cockroaches like warm, dark, and damp places. That means outdoors they may like homes under the mulch in your garden, in the shade of a tree, or even around your garbage cans.
Inside, cockroaches prefer rooms such as: basements, laundry rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. The reason for this is that these areas usually have cracks and crevices that allow for hiding in the dark and they tend to be moist areas of the home with access to water.
Threats to Humans
According to DC Scientific, “American cockroaches are capable of carrying at least 33 different types of bacteria, 6 different parasitic worms, and 7 other human pathogens. It has also been shown in recent studies that cockroaches can aggravate allergies and asthma, especially in children and those living in metro cities where the populations are higher.”
Now that you understand the health risks, eradicating a cockroach problem becomes all that more important for the health and safety of you and your family.
Prevention of Cockroaches
Cockroaches are inevitably on the hunt for food and water. They will eat crumbs and spilled food in the kitchen or anywhere else food has been in your home. Here are a few ways you can help prevent cockroaches from finding your home appealing.
- Clean your home and garbage areas regularly. Since cockroaches like to come out at night to feed, be sure to sweep and vacuum before you head to bed every evening.
- Wipe up spills and pick up any crumbs no matter what room they are in. Cockroaches don’t stop at the kitchen door, They will hunt out a crumb in any room of the house.
- Keep food in plastic containers.
- Seal up pet food every day after use.
- Declutter your home by removing any boxes or papers where a cockroach could find to be a good hiding spot.
If you find that you have a cockroach infestation, you may need professional help. Our team at Pest-End can examine your home and create a solution to exterminate the problem and prevent future problems from occurring. Contact our team today.