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Tips To Keep German Cockroaches Out Of Your Owensboro Home

a german cockroach in a home

I suppose that before we talk about ways to keep German cockroaches out of your Owensboro home, you should understand why it should matter to you that they are there. After all, they are quite elusive, and they are nocturnal so you hardly ever see them anyway; but the ‘out of sight, out of mind’ mentality is definitely a poor strategy when it comes to these dangerous pests. Here’s why.

The German cockroach is the species that give roaches everywhere a bad name. This is the species that cannot live in cooler temperatures and prefers to dwell in and around humans. In fact, it has been shown that this species of cockroach can’t even survive any length of time when they aren’t in close proximity to people. The trouble is that German cockroaches are drawn to some pretty nasty places such as garbage disposals, dumpsters, and sewers and will pick up the bacteria that thrive there and carry it into your home. They contaminate everything they walk on: your counters, your silverware, your butter dish – you get the picture. These roaches will also contaminate food sources in your cupboards and on your counters with their feces and other secretions. They are also known to cause allergic reactions and asthma issues in some people; and if that isn’t bad enough, in heavy infestations they have been known to bite humans and even feed on food and toothpaste residue around the mouths of sleeping people. Now if that doesn’t keep you awake at night, I don’t know what will!

Now that you ‘know’ that you do not want German cockroaches in your home, let’s get to those tips to keep them out!

  • Keep trash in receptacles with tight-fitting lids and remove in a timely manner.
  • Make sure to clean up crumbs and spills right away.
  • Routinely pull out and clean in and around major appliances such as stove and refrigerator. Make sure to pay close attention to the area between these and the counter.
  • Check around your foundation and fill any gaps, cracks, or holes. Do the same around window and door frames, utility entrances, and vents.
  • Cover vents with screen and use chimney caps on your chimney.
  • Turn to a trusted pest control specialists for year-round pest protection.

For those of us living here in Owensboro, the name that thousands of your friends and neighbors in Owensboro and beyond trust for safe, effective pest solutions is Action Pest Control. Our on-staff entomologists have developed four basic monthly plans for you to choose from for comprehensive and effective year-round pest solutions for roaches and over 40 other common household pests. Action Pest Control is QualityPro and QualityPro Green certified which means that you are receiving the very best pest protection available when you partner with us.

Don’t let cockroaches infest and infect your home, and certainly don’t let them get to the point where they may decide to use your face as their kitchen table at night! Instead, turn to the certified cockroach specialists here at Action Pest Control and sleep soundly all night. Reach out today to get started, and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Owensboro.