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When it comes to cockroach infestation, prevention is easier than getting rid of them, and it is usually rooted in good or poor sanitation. Good sanitation practices involves sweeping the floor, wiping tables after dinner, proper disposal of garbage, and washing dishes. A dirty environment may attract cockroaches due to good pest environmental condition allowing them to thrive. In this article, we will be sharing some preventive tips to avoid cockroach infestation.
One of the key factors to prevent infestation of cockroaches in your household is elimination of all possible sources of food, so they would go away and barely survive if they stay inside your house. Cleaning kitchen appliances, emptying cabinets, cleaning floors, limiting food consumption into one room, vacuuming kitchen floors every night, vacuuming all rooms, wiping kitchen countertops, emptying food containers, storing food in sealed containers, and keeping trash cans away are just some good sanitation practices you can do to prevent cockroaches from invading your home. It is essential to clean all kitchen appliances behind, underneath, on the sides, and all kitchen spaces away from food spills and grease. It is important to clean around and all kitchen appliances regularly such as refrigerator, toaster, kitchen sink area, dishwasher, stove, and the microwave oven. Limiting food consumption in one area allows easy cleaning of food crumbs and spills. Cockroaches love to feed at night, so make sure to clean the kitchen rigorously at night before bedtime to make sure nothing is left for them to feast on most especially unwashed dishes and dirty floors. Vacuuming all non-food sources areas every two to three days helps in getting rid of skin, feces, eggs sacs, and body parts of cockroaches. It is important to wipe all surfaces with the use of a disinfectant spray or a cleaning detergent and water solution every night because cockroaches just love smelling and having a grand feast on these areas filled with food scents.
It is best to always use a trash can with a lid that is tightly fit, and be sure to trash each night our of the house to prevent attracting cockroaches. Be careful when mopping the floor because it may push small crumbs and other materials into crevices, cracks and creating tile build up that cockroaches love. A major attraction to cockroaches are water accumulation or presence of water, that is why you need to remove all possible water sourced by repairing all leaky pipes and faucets, fixing all sweating pipes, and drying all sinks with the use paper towel. Make sure that all pet water dishes must be placed outside the house overnight or you need to dry them completely, and just refill them every morning.
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