“Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!”
Cockroaches are notoriously difficult to kill as they’ve evolved over time to survive exposure to chemicals, diseases, and often even the most aggressive “squishing” with heavy objects. They are also typically very good at hiding – which can make identifying a cockroach infestation all the more difficult. Naturally, taking steps to prevent cockroaches from taking over your space is much more preferable to having to eradicate these resilient pests.
How Can I Prevent a Cockroach Infestation?
- Always wipe down counters and other food prep areas after use
- Watch out for debris (ie. shells, saliva, droppings, or body parts left behind by roaches)
- Remove clutter or piles of cardboard and newspaper in and around your space
- Practice not leaving dirty dishes in the sink or on the counter overnight
- Keep all food and waste in tightly sealed containers – including your outdoor trash receptacles
- Seal all cracks and crevices with caulking to prevent entry to your home
Identifying a cockroach infestation early can be tricky, but preventative measures should help minimize your risks.
If you see one coackroach, there are probably many more!
Being that cockroaches are typically elusive, if you’ve managed to see one cockroach then odds are good that there may be many more laying in wait somewhere within your structure. Using IPM will be the most effective method of fully controlling the problem – and we’re happy to help ensure that your trouble with cockroaches becomes a thing of the past thanks to our expertise.
Contact us today for more information on cockroach and crawling insect maintenance packages for domestic and commercial spaces.