It was just yesterday as I stood up and straightened my back, that I saw a cockroach scuttling across my freshly washed floors. The arrogance of this pest to take advantage of my hard work and enjoy my clean house.
With the temperatures dropping during the fall weather, all pests are looking for warmer habitats to take cover. So let us have a look into the things that you can do to prevent an invasion of cockroaches this fall.
Preventative steps for cockroach control
No matter the type of pest - whether cockroaches, ants, termites, or rodents - they’re all searching for comfortable living quarters. When we say comfortable we mean, quiet, plenty of food, and water sources. Pest magnets like crumbs and hiding places are easily found in our homes.
Pro Tip: Use sealed containers for all food whether fresh or waste.
Seal the home tight
Be sure to check the exterior walls on the inside and outside for cracks, holes, or broken seals. Without a defensible barrier, pest control will only ever be a temporary measure.
Pro Tip: Dust Boric Acid lightly into cracks, crevices, wall voids, and other insect hiding places
Use natural deterrents
There are various methods to prevent pests naturally. Cockroaches have no immunity from acidic products like citrus, boric acid, and baking soda. Use food-grade diatomaceous earth too which contains no toxic poisons while killing cockroaches on contact.
Pro Tip: Use Citrus essential oils in an atomizing diffuser to deter cockroaches and give your home a fresh scent.
Stay Cockroach FREE with Pest Proof Pest Management! Pest Proof Pest Management knows how to determine if cockroaches are in your home. We offer cockroach control solutions, which are fast, effective, and non-toxic.