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Five Quick Tips To Keep Dangerous Cockroaches Out Of Your Jasper Home

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Many creatures make amazing house guests, creatures such as your friend’s well-behaved dog, or the litter of kittens your neighbor’s cat had two weeks ago. Other creatures, however, are a nightmare. Today we are talking about particularly scary creatures called cockroaches. If the sight of these slippery-looking sewer dwellers puts your hair on end, today is your lucky day. Here, we will share five quick tips you can use to keep cockroaches out of your Jasper home.

Cockroaches Common In Jasper

The world is filled with many different species of cockroaches. Here in Jasper, only five present any real problems to homeowners. We have brown-banded cockroaches, American cockroaches, German cockroaches, Oriental cockroaches, and Madagascar hissing cockroaches. What might surprise you is that none of these roaches, including the American cockroach, originate from America. Most were brought here from overseas from Asia, Africa, and possibly Russia.

One thing all cockroaches share in common is that they love being touched. When inside homes, cockroaches seek out areas where both their bellies and their backs come in contact with a surface. This makes them feel safe and protected against predators. Another thing cockroaches have in common is their expansive diets. Not only can cockroaches eat practically anything that humans eat, but they also consume things like glue, paper, fabric, toenail clippings, and even human saliva.

Cockroaches are extremely dangerous because of the diseases, parasites, and pathogens they have been known to carry and spread. If cockroaches are present inside your home, it is highly recommended to have them removed immediately to reduce your risk of getting sick.

Keep Your Home Clean

Roaches love a dirty and cluttered home with plenty of places to hide and an abundant amount of snacks to eat. To make your home less attractive to cockroaches, we recommend starting with a deep cleaning. When doing this, do not neglect beneath large appliances, in the backs of cupboards, around furniture, and inside tight spaces where cockroaches prefer to hide.

Address Moisture Problems

One great thing you can do to deter cockroaches is address moisture problems around your home. To do this search out and fix leaky pipes, repair broken gutters, and use a dehumidifier in particularly moist rooms.

Eliminate Food Sources

Make sure cockroaches have a hard time accessing food sources by investing in trash cans with tight-fitting lids, storing leftovers inside airtight containers after every meal, and picking up after your pets after they are done eating.

Identify & Seal Off Potential Entry Points

Finding and sealing off holes and cracks in your home’s exterior is another great way to prevent cockroaches. To do this, first, make sure all of your doors and windows are tightly sealed with no gaps around them. If gaps are found, use a caulking gun to fill them in. Use this same caulking gun to fill in cracks or openings in your home’s exterior foundation. Then make sure all of your exterior doors are equipped with door sweeps so that cockroaches cannot squeeze beneath them.

Invest In Professional Cockroach Control

All in all, cockroaches in Jasper are not the easiest pests to prevent from getting into your home. If you would like to save yourself some time and stress, we offer simple and effective solutions here at Action Pest Control. Using only the highest quality products, we can create a lasting barrier to ensure cockroaches stay outside where they belong.

Contact our team today to find out more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Jasper.