6 Effective Ways to Prevent a Cockroach Infestation

As the weather warms up in Maryborough, many of us find ourselves struggling to keep pests under control. While we often associate the summer with flies and mosquitos, cockroaches find themselves more active during the summer months as well.  Thankfully there are a few things you can do to prevent a cockroach problem.

Don’t leave food lying around

Cockroaches are scavengers, searching for any scraps left lying around for them. The most effective way to prevent a cockroach problem is to eliminate all food sources. Make sure dishes are washed at least once daily and don’t leave dirty dishes in the sink overnight. Thoroughly wipe down all benches and clean up after any spills no matter how small. Food should always be stored in sealed containers to stop cockroaches getting in. This goes for many other pests too including ants and pantry moths.

Vacuum regularly

It’s also important to make sure there are no food scraps on the floor, particularly in areas such as the kitchen and dining room where food is prepared and consumed. If you keep your floors clean, cockroaches won’t have any food sources and will move on from your home. Don’t forget to vacuum in behind those hard to get spots like behind the couch. Food scraps are likely to accumulate in these areas.

Make sure your bin has a lid

It is crucial to make sure that your bin has a tight, sealable lid. If your bin lid does not properly seal or close, cockroaches can easily get access to the food scraps in your bin. This will not just keep cockroaches under control but pests such as ants and flies too. Rubbish bins and compost bins should also be emptied frequently.

Be aware of areas cockroaches like to live in

Cockroaches dwell in damp, dark areas such as under the kitchen sink, in the bottom of pantries or behind the fridge. It is crucial that you regularly check the plumbing in your home for leaks. Dripping water creates the ideal home for cockroaches. Be sure to keep up with regular maintenance of pipes and plumbing in your home. If you find a cockroach nest or infestation in any of these areas be sure to contact your local Maryborough pest control service.

Declutter your home

Cockroach eating whole wheat bread on rough cement floor background.

Simply put, a cluttered home means more places for the cockroaches to hide and build their nests. By regularly decluttering your home, not only are you getting rid of potential cockroach hiding spots, but you are more likely to discover a cockroach problem earlier.

Get regular preventative pest control treatments

If you find yourself with a cockroach problem, Ivey’s Carpet Cleaning and Pest Control have you covered. We offer a wide range of pest control services including cockroach, ants, spiders and termite treatment. The most effective and certain way to prevent a cockroach problem is to get regular preventative pest control treatments. Get into contact with your local Maryborough pest control service and make sure you know how often you should be getting preventative pest control treatments.

If you find yourself with a cockroach infestation or would like a preventative pest control treatment contact Ivey’s Carpet Cleaning and Pest Control today on (07) 0428 420 667