Hopefully we’ll never find out if cockroaches can actually survive a nuclear blast, but they sure are hard to get rid of once you have an infestation. There’s nothing more irritating than watching cockroaches scatter when you turn on a light and enter a room, especially after you work so hard to keep your home clean. Cleanliness is one of the most important ways to win the ongoing battle with cockroaches and other household pests, but that will only get you so far.

Cockroaches and other pests enter our homes for the same reasons that we do. They want to find food and a warm place to relax and raise their offspring. But that doesn’t sit right with our team of household pest control experts at The Bug Man. We’ve been Arkansas’ home pest control leader since 1976, and we’re always a phone call or a mouse click away when you’re ready for a cockroach-free home! Here are a few easy tips to help you take a proactive approach to cockroach control.

Eliminate Food Sources-The importance of keeping your kitchen clean can’t be overstated. In addition to giving you a clean place to prepare food, it helps to eliminate food sources. Don’t store any food on your counters unless it’s in a sealed airtight container, and be sure to clean behind and underneath everything!

Seal Up Access Points-The edges of pipes and cracks in your drywall or molding offer plenty of access points for cockroaches and other pests. Grab a tube of caulk and get everything sealed up. In many cases, it’s just as effective at blocking the scent of food getting out as it is at keeping the pests from getting in.

No More Mr. Nice Guy!-Inexpensive traps include poisons that pests can carry back to the nest, or glue traps that serve as a one-way stop for cockroaches and other pests. Be sure to read the labeling to make sure that the traps are safe around children and pets, and set them up in an inconspicuous location at the back of cabinets and cupboards.

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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