How you could be inviting roaches to your house
So much is said about how to eliminate roaches from your home. What you don’t often see, is things that you could be doing to attract roaches right into your home, and how to keep this from happening. The worst part is that you might be struggling with a roach infestation problem and have no idea why they keep coming back to your home.
In today’s post, we are going to take you through a few ways in which you could be inviting roaches in. moreover, we will also talk about how you could do things differently to ensure you keep a roach infestation at bay.
Contrary to what most people think, it’s not only dirt that will get those roaches right into your home. These creatures are mostly attracted to moisture and will settle right where they can get plenty of water for survival.
Having leaking sinks, taps and faucets are among the major attractants. Open water sources such as bottles and glasses as well. Therefore, you might want to seek professional help to fix the leaking sinks and always ensure you do not leave any open sources of water, especially in the kitchen. Having a proper drainage system in your home helps too.
Roaches can go for days without food but it’s the lack of water that leads to their death.
It’s not just the trash that will attract roaches to your home. Uncovered foods, crumbs, and grease in your kitchen will not only keep them coming but will also prolong their survival.
We recommend emptying the trash on a daily basis and storing all foods in airtight containers. This also prevents the risk of contamination, where roaches will crawl all over your food and since you had no prior knowledge, you will consume the food and get sick.
You should mostly be concerned about attracting the roaches because once they are in your home, they have their own survival mechanisms. Not leaving out any food for them will barely affect their survival as they can feast on each other just to stay alive.
You may keep your home clean, free of leaking water and uncovered foods and think that finally, you have managed to keep roaches away. This is not the case. As long as you have clutter in the house, roach infestation will forever be your problem.
This is because roaches might come in the house looking for a place to settle and the clutter provides the perfect dwelling.
You are better of disposing of any items you don’t need so that you have a clutter free house that does not give roaches a place to hide and multiply.
Additionally, roaches will mostly hide behind appliances and under sinks, so you might want to keep these areas very clean and free of moisture and food. All in all, you should exercise general cleanliness in your home, alongside with ensuring you manage the three roach attractants we have discussed.