Roaches and pests invade your home in search of food and shelter. Did you know there are more than a billion bugs in the world per person? Roaches and other pests emerge from their winter hiding once the temperatures rise. While some people are fascinated by bugs and pests, others are frightened by them. However, we can agree that bugs and pests aren’t welcome or don’t belong inside your home. But how do you keep them out?
Seal all doors and windows
Properly sealed doors and windows help keep pests out of your home. Examine the doors and windows carefully to note any openings and seal them. Install an aluminum threshold under the door or a sturdy steel one to keep bugs and insects from crawling inside the house. Couple this with a door sweep covering the gap between the bottom of the door and the threshold.
Bugs and pests gravitate towards any mess in the home. Roaches invade and make your home their shelter if they can find water and food supply. Keeping the house clean is the best way to keep these pests and roaches out. If there aren’t crumbs and any other treats anywhere in your home, pests and roaches won’t find it interesting to stay inside the house. They leave in search of “greener pastures.” Somewhere they can find something to eat and drink.
Make this part of your cleanliness, especially in the kitchen where cockroaches emerge. Water dangerously encourages pests to invade and stay in your home. The wet areas serve as drinking fountains as well as breeding grounds. The sink with standing water and dirty dishes is heaven for pests. Make sure the pipes beneath your sink or the bathroom aren’t leaking and if they are, get a plumber and get it fixed.
Cockroaches and pests are an unwanted and gross mess in your home. You can get rid of cockroaches by mixing sugar or cocoa powder with diatomaceous or borax which is deadly for roaches. Sometimes you have to accept defeat and agree you have an incessant pest infestation that you can’t get rid of. If this happens, it’s time to call a professional. The best thing with pest management professionals is that they know exactly how to safely deal with these bugs and pests. A professional will also help bug-proof your home to prevent another infestation.