In the past, the health hazards of cockroaches weren’t widely understood and they were originally controlled just because they were an offensive pest. However, extensive research has shown that the presence of cockroaches, their droppings or casings cause have detrimental impacts on the health of anyone that is exposed to them. To protect your home from cockroaches, follow these crucial steps to limit the chances of infestation.
While maintaining general sanitation standards is important for limiting the chances of your home becoming the target of a cockroach infestation, no location is safe from the introduction of this hardy pest. While many cockroaches will make their way into homes as passengers in items, particularly those from storage, there are other factors that can help them flourish. Some cockroach prevention steps include:
- Limiting Available Food Sources – Like all other living things, cockroaches require food to continue reproducing and expanding their numbers inside of your home. To limit their available food sources, it is important to properly store foods in air-tight containers that aren’t easily breached by pests.
- Limit Available Water Sources – While cockroaches can live up to one month without food, they need water weekly. For this reason, this pest will often be found in dark, moist environments that aren’t typically disturbed. Reduce humidity and fix any leaks that may be present.
- Limit Available Hiding Spots – Pests love clutter, especially cockroaches. If your home has cardboard boxes or magazines scattered around it, it can provide not only hiding spots for cockroaches but also a valuable food source.
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At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Yukon and the surrounding areas. You can also connect with us on social media for more helpful pest control tips and information. We are on Facebook.