Here we will talk about some cockroach prevention tips many people have been following to make their house less hospitable for cockroaches.
Remove Newspapers and Cardboard Boxes
If newspapers and cardboard boxes are lying around your home, you are inviting unwanted pests into your home. Cockroaches are attracted to cardboard boxes because it offers food and shelter. It is a preferred hiding site for them. So, it is best to remove all old stacks of newspapers and cardboard boxes whenever possible. They release pheromone in their droppings indicating others that they have found a safe harborage.
Clear out the Clutter
The best way to control cockroach infestation is by making sure your home is kept in tip-top condition. Clear out disorganized items that are lying around your house. Clutter means scattered, or disordered things lying around a place. Keeping your home free of clutter means limiting the places for roaches to hide out during the day. Without a cover, it becomes difficult for roaches to hide inside our home.
Seal Cracks and Install Door Sweeps
Cockroaches enter homes by crawling under the doors, and cracks in your home’s foundation. The access points may be so small that we may not even notice the presence. But a professional can easily identify the entry points. The common problem areas are around the doors, and windows, along the foundation and roof, and around holes used for electric, gas, and plumbing lines. Also cover all the bigger openings using a fine wire mesh to create a barrier.
Regular Inspection and Fixing Any Plumbing Issues or Leaks
Cockroaches need food and water in order to survive. Oftentimes residents don’t even know they have plumbing issues and leaks. This could eventually attract cockroaches and other pests. As a homeowner, it is recommended to regularly inspect the sinks, taps, refrigerators, and appliances in your home to make sure that they are not leaking or producing excess moisture.
Stop Feeding the Cockroaches
The common food source for cockroaches are the food crumbs and spills present on the floor. If you leave eatables uncovered, it is going to attract more pests. Consuming food at all areas of your home leads to crumbs and spills that often go unnoticed. This could eventually contribute to the spread of an infestation to all areas of your home other than the kitchen. Limit the availability of food by storing them in tightly sealed plastic containers.
Cockroaches are nocturnal creatures that hide in cracks and crevices, or hard to reach corners. Most homeowners are going to deal with cockroach infestation in their homes at some point, prevention can only get you so far. But you will also need a professional pest control Dubai cockroaches treatment for a reliable and long-term solution.