How many flies have you swatted in your lifetime? A few dozen? A few hundred? Several thousand? We can all agree that flies are relatively easy pests to eliminate. They can sometimes be elusive but almost always end up squished. The same cannot be said about cockroaches. Cockroaches are among the most elusive and difficult pests to eliminate. If you are dealing with an infestation of roaches inside your North Carolina home and are trying to get them out, we have some things for you to consider today.
Typical Cockroach Entry Points For Homes
Cockroaches need entry points to get into a home. The older your home is, the more likely it is to have gaps, cracks, and other openings that pests might use to get indoors. Most of these entry points are found around windows and doors. Things like framework security, good screen condition, and quality weatherstripping play a huge role in reducing entry points around windows. Another place cockroaches get indoors is through damaged foundational blocks. If your home’s exterior has cracks, gaps, or other forms of damage, cockroaches might use them to get inside. A few other ways different types of cockroaches get into homes are through damaged siding and unprotected ventilation and by being carried in inside storage boxes.
What Is Attracting Cockroaches To My House?
Sometimes cockroaches just wander into homes. Other times they have a reason for invading. Three factors that might attract different types of cockroaches to your home are moisture, food, and shelter. Cockroaches have trouble finding these three things during times of freezing, hot, or otherwise inclement conditions outdoors. Inside homes, these pests find food under furniture, around kitchen appliances, inside trash cans, and in a variety of other locations. Cockroaches find moisture around sinks, bathtubs, appliances, and washer/dryer units. Finally, cockroaches find shelter anywhere where their backs and bellies can touch a surface at the same time. These pests love fitting tightly into cracks, gaps, and small spaces indoors.
Are There Any Home Remedies To Deter Cockroaches?
If you are not currently up against a cockroach problem, we recommend taking some time today to research home remedies to deter these pests. To make things simple, here are seven tips and tricks that will help reduce your chances of a cockroach infestation.
- Use a caulking gun or some liquid cement to fill in holes, gaps, and cracks in your home’s exterior foundation.
- Repair damage to window/door screens and make sure they are installed properly.
- Make sure your home’s weatherstripping and door sweeps are all in good working condition.
- Address moisture issues inside your home by fixing leaky pipes, wiping up spills, and using a dehumidifier indoors.
- Keep your living areas as clean as possible, and do your best to keep clutter to a minimum.
- Make sure your trash cans are clean and have tight-fitting lids.
- Keep all of your leftover food and pantry items stored inside air-tight containers.
What Can Be Done To Get Rid Of The Cockroaches All Over My Home?
When it comes to cockroach pest control in our area, your absolute best option is Innovative Pest Solutions. We offer detailed service plans to help locals deal with a wide range of invasive and problematic species. It all starts with a thorough pest inspection where your technician evaluates your home and property for pest pressures, entry points, and other potential problems.
Contact Innovative Pest Solutions today to learn more about our comprehensive service options. We will answer any questions you have about our cockroach control and help you schedule an appointment for your home and property.