When pests infest your home it is such a nuisance. If the pests that have infested your house are cockroaches it even becomes worse. These are the most unwanted pests by most people. Roaches are a nuisance, they are creepy insects especially those that fly and are a health hazard to humans. They carry disease causing bacteria in their droppings; they cause asthma as well as allergies. You want these pests nowhere near your home. How exactly do you prevent and control cockroaches from infesting your household?
Clearing all waste, food and liquid spillage
You must clean up food debris and any liquid spillage once you are done preparing food. The trash can has to be emptied on a daily basis and for any garbage around your home, it has to be kept in containers that have tight fitting lids.
Eliminating cracks and crevices in your house
The narrow cracks and crevices in your house, that is where cockroaches prefer to harbor. Look around your house and identify all cracks and crevices .They may look narrow and you choose to ignore but you should not ignore even the narrowest of them all. Plug all those areas with an appropriate sealant.
Seal all exterior entry points
You have to seal all exterior entry points of these roaches. There are those roaches that live outdoors and should an opportunity arise, they will want to come inside. Such points of entry include gaps and even cracks around doors and basement windows. To prevent the roaches from coming in to your house you have to seal all these entry points.
Always rinse cans and bottles
Before storing or discarding cans and bottles you should first rinse them off. This is so as to prevent roaches from scavenging on residues around the empty cans and bottles.
Inspect used furniture and appliances
When you acquire used furniture and appliances, before bringing them inside your home thoroughly inspect them. Failure to do so, you can introduce all sort of pests to your house.
Never store food in open containers
When you store food in open containers, roaches easily access the food eat and multiply. Keep the food in sealed containers. Do not supply nutrients to these notorious pests.
Finally cockroaches are very fond of pet food. For these reason you have to clean your pets’ food dishes and also keep pet food away from these pests.
The above tips guarantee a long term solution of preventing cockroaches from infesting your household.