Kaneohe, Hawaii

5 Ways to Prevent a Cockroach Infestation January 12, 2018

Kaneohe, Koolaupoko
5 Ways to Prevent a Cockroach Infestation, Koolaupoko, Hawaii

Unwanted pests like cockroaches inside your home is never a welcomed sight. To prevent an outbreak and the dreaded call to your local exterminator, AAA Termite & Pest Control Inc. has the most trusted pest control experts of Oahu and have provided a handful of pointers to prevent these nuisances from overrunning your home. 

5 Ways to Prevent a Cockroach Infestation

1. Seal Your Home

Cockroaches can flatten their bodies enough to fit through thinner than a quarter, so the smallest crack in your home is a big enough doorway, inviting cockroaches into your home. Invest in a caulking gun if you don’t already have one, and begin sealing off every point of entrance in your home.

2. Secure Any Leaks

Any roach exterminator will be happy to tell you that while a cockroach can survive up to a month without food, they won’t last long without water. Tighten any leaky faucets and drain sinks entirely after the use, and make sure there is never any standing water in the bathroom after showering.

3. Keep Your Home Tidy

exterminatorMake sure your home is inhabitable for cockroaches by keeping it incredibly clean. Prevent a call to your local exterminator by vacuuming often to avoid leaving any food sources for these pests. Get rid of crumbs, throw away all of your leftovers instead of leaving them overnight in the kitchen sink, and take out the garbage often. 

4. Consumer Food in a Specified Area

By consuming food in all areas of the home, you increase the chances of crumbs and spills that go by unnoticed, inviting cockroaches for a tasty meal. By limiting the areas you consume food in your home to one specific room, you decrease the chance of any outlier messes that go unintentionally overlooked.

5. Keep Food Stored in Sealed Containers

Cardboard packing is no match for cockroaches because of their incredible ability to fit through cracks with the thickness of a quarter. Perishable items should be kept safely in the fridge while cupboard items should be stored in airtight containers to prevent them from becoming a cockroach food source. 

Sometimes, preventative measures are taken, and pest problems persist. For 40 years, the expert exterminators at AAA Termite & Pest Control Inc. have serviced the residents of Oahu for all their pest control servicing needs. If you need a roach exterminator, call (808) 247-5533 to schedule an appointment or visit them online

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