December 20, 2018
Cockroaches don’t belong inside your home. Homeowners should do everything possible to ensure that your home and kitchen stay pest-free this holiday season. Cockroach activity usually increases inside homes during the holidays. The availability of food, food scraps, and food trash during this time makes any home more attractive. You will need to be even more diligent throughout the season to ensure that your home does not become home to these annoying and contaminating insects.
Once cockroaches gain entry to your home, everyone in your home is at risk of illness. The germs and bacteria cockroaches carry on their bodies, including Salmonella, can be dangerous to humans. Their exoskeletons and feces are known to trigger allergies and asthma in some people. Besides, you don't want your guests to observe cockroaches scrambling across your floor or counter during a holiday meal or party. Don't risk making your guests ill over the holidays. Rather, seek out professional pest control services to help you eradicate and prevent cockroaches throughout the year.
How Cockroaches Gain Entry to Your Home
Cockroaches travel to and fro inside boxes, bags, furniture, and luggage.
These pests gain entry to your home through small gaps around electrical, cable, and plumbing entrances, or small cracks in your foundation and exterior walls.
Cockroaches use sewers and drains for efficient travel as they love dark, warm, humid environments that offer a bountiful supply of food and water.
Once indoors, cockroaches commonly gather in kitchens and bathrooms, under sinks, and behind appliances.
How to Repel Cockroaches from Your Home
- Clean up food and drink spills right away.
- Keep your drains clean.
- Take out your trash on a regular basis.
- Cockroaches eat the glue on boxes and packages, so remove cardboard boxes from your home as soon as they are opened.
How to Rid Your Home of Cockroaches
Cockroach prevention is nearly impossible using DIY treatments. They can be messy, dangerous, costly, and time-consuming. DIY methods rarely eradicate all of the cockroaches in your home and do nothing to prevent them from returning in the future.
Spencer Pest Service can help homeowners in the Upstate South Carolina and Northern Georgia areas. We have the tools and know-how to find cockroaches in hard-to-reach places and eliminate them for you. We are equipped to help you prevent future cockroach infestations.