When it comes to vermin in the home, cockroaches are among the craftiest. They exist on every continent except Antarctica, and scientists have found fossilized remains of cockroaches that predate many species of dinosaurs. They’re great hiders, and they spend all of their time scavenging for food. Cockroaches don’t bite, but they can carry dangerous bacteria and affect people in the home with asthma and allergies.

When you want to enjoy a cockroach-free home, our team at The Bug Man is here to help. We’ve been Arkansas’ most trusted bug-spraying company since 1976, and we’re proud to offer no-contract pest control throughout central Arkansas. In addition to servicing homeowners in Little Rock, we also offer pest control in surrounding communities including Benton, Conway, and Cabot! Here are a few easy things you can do on your own to prevent a cockroach infestation:

Eliminate food sources-Cockroaches spend all of their waking hours looking for food, and your best defense is to maintain a clean kitchen that’s free from food odors. In addition to deep cleaning your kitchen, be sure to take out the trash daily, and don’t store any food on the counter. Cockroaches also love pet food, so be sure to store yours in a sealed container and wash pet food dishes after use.

Eliminate access points-You might need to get a tube of caulk and reseal your kitchen drainpipes. While you’re under the sink, be sure to also check for any visible moisture or water damage. Leaking pipes can lead to higher water bills and long-term structural damage, so be sure to contact a professional right away if you see any problems.

Eliminate habitats-Many frugal homeowners store some extra paper grocery bags somewhere in their kitchen cupboards, and it’s hard to throw away an old cardboard box. But cockroaches love to nest in cluttered areas, and they release aggregation pheromones to signal others when they find a suitable location to breed. Be sure to declutter your cabinets frequently, and store flour and sugar in airtight plastic containers.

If you have any questions about roach control, or would like to schedule a service appointment, contact us online, or give us a call at 501-663-9464.


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