Cockroaches have earned the reputation of being an almost invincible insect. Not only are they adaptable, but capable of surviving in even the harshest conditions. Keeping cockroaches out of your apartment is challenging at times, but essential for the health and well-being of you and your apartment. Here are some tips for keeping your apartment roach-free.
Cut off Entry Points
The first thing you should know is that the cockroach stands out for being a tireless traveler. They stop at nothing to gain entry into a dwelling for food and shelter. Cutting off their access points is crucial for keeping your place roach-free.
Check your doors and windows for any cracks, holes or gaps. Check your foundation, basement and attic for the same. Even if you live on the second or third floor of your building, cockroaches can still make their way inside.
Cut Off Their Food Supply
The main reason roaches are attracted to your apartment is because of food. Any dishes, crumbs or pet food left out are magnets for these insects. If you live in a city or urban area, it is especially difficult to keep roaches away, as there is usually more litter and food scraps around.
While you cannot control what is going on outside of your apartment, you can control how your own food is stored. Keep dry goods and pet food sealed, clean dishes regularly and empty your trash bins as soon as they are full to prevent unwanted pests from getting in. Avoid eating near any electronics, as roaches love to seek shelter inside computer monitors and DVD players.
Natural Repellents versus Pest Control
There are several natural scents that deter roaches, however, they are not a permanent solution. The best natural ways to get rid of roaches are the tried-and-true methods: thorough cleaning, natural insecticides (such as food-grade diatomaceous earth and boric acid) and a call to your local pest control company.
If you find yourself with a cockroach problem at your apartment, World Wide Pest Control can help! We will make your apartment cockroach free fast! Contact us today to schedule a cockroach infestation inspection or for a free quote!