The Top Ways to Prevent Cockroaches from Entering Your Home Today


Getting rid of oriental cockroaches

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Cockroaches are a common pest that have been around since the introduction of our ancestors to planet Earth. It is safe to say that in one point or another whether you like to think it or not your home has been shared with a cockroach or cockroaches and they should be gotten rid of for many reasons. They are carriers of many diseases that are harmful to humans because of where they roam.

Cockroaches Can Survive Nuclear Explosions

With the thought that cockroaches are to be the only creatures who could survive a nuclear explosions it makes you wonder, what could you possibly do that could top a nuclear explosion to get rid of these things? Well the first thing that will benefit you is to understand why they are harmful to you. It will mean you are more vigilant when trying to get rid of them.


The first and most obvious thing to do is..

…Keep it clean and don’t stop cleaning!


The human household is the perfect living and breeding ground for cockroaches. There is food lying about, dead skin cells, nooks and crannies that we forget about. Therefore remain dirty, any food residue like oil or grease. All of this is ideal for a cockroaches survival conditions. This means doing simple things around the house like wiping down all surfaces in the kitchen to get rid of any remnants of food. Also wiping down all surfaces around the house to get rid of dust which contains dead skin cells, sweeping and then mopping all flooring before bed, and making sure that there are no dirty dishes in the sink. The exposed food can attract the cockroaches to it and they will feed off it.

Cleaning the house is something you need to do every day to successfully prevent cockroaches from entering your home just 15 minutes at the end of each day should be more than enough to do this.

Seal up those nooks and crannies


It may be difficult to do as some of the holes in your house may be extremely difficult to get to but to the best of your ability you need to try to seal them up. The best places to look would be behind countertops, the inside of a pantry, the joining of the wall to the skirting board, the joining of the skirting board to the floor, and around your doors and windows. Seal them up with a material that is impenetrable to them, as they are able to get through a lot of soft materials it is best to get a hole filler from the D.I.Y store that is designed specifically for this.

Cockroaches are like rats and other insects whereby they can crawl through and enter your home through the smallest of spaces. So it may be time consuming but definitely worth it in the end to block these entrances.

When pests come from outside to inside it is because something is luring them there. Make sure you have taken the right steps to keep them away.


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