Whether you live in a house or an apartment, cockroaches are one pest everyone hates, and they’re as nasty as they are hard to get rid of. The best way to get rid of cockroaches is to never get them in the first place, but considering cockroaches are as old as the human race, plus it’s believed they can survive a catastrophe that would exterminate all other life on the planet, do-it-yourself roach prevention is sometimes easier said than done.

Chances are, if you live in any kind of permanent dwelling, you’ve shared it with a cockroach at one time or another. But, rather than freak out about it, here are five ways to help prevent a takeover of your home:

1 Garbage – Roaches search for food and one of the first places they’ll go is your kitchen trash bin. If you throw any scraps of food away you must take the trash out daily. Unless, of course, you don’t mind a few cockroaches nibbling on your leftovers.

2 Pet dishes – If you leave food and water out for your pets at night you’re probably feeding a small army of cockroaches as well. Wash food bowls and empty water bowls nightly and you’ll eliminate the second place roaches check on their nightly grocery run.

3 People dishes – Wash all dishes, dry them, and put them away every night. Dirty dishes are a food source and wet ones provide water, so put them up, and clean up all eating spaces. An overlooked bread crumb the size of a lintel is a hungry roach’s all-you-can-eat buffet.

4 Cabinets – Wipe them down regularly, including appliances. To know just how thorough you need to be, see #3.

5 Leftovers – Clean them up, put them up, toss them out, but get rid of them, either outside in the trash or sealed in the refrigerator.

If all cockroach control methods fail, call The Bug Man. We’ll take care of any bugs currently sharing your address and by working together, they’ll stay gone.

Call us at 501-663-9464 or contact us online and The Bug Man will put out the “unwelcome mat” for your unwanted guests.


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