Keeping Cockroaches Out of Your Louisville Holiday Plans

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During the holiday season, you might expect a lot of visitors and gifts. Perhaps friends and family will be coming in and out of your home with food and presents. However, as you prepare to enjoy the season, don’t forget to keep an eye out for unwanted visitors that might come along. Cockroaches can become more predominant during the holiday season. The extra guests, extra food, and extra movement provide the perfect environment for an unseen cockroach infestation. Find out what to watch for and how to prevent cockroaches this season in today's article. 

Do You Have A Cockroach Infestation?

Cockroaches are nocturnal, meaning they’re usually only active at night. This means you may not notice when they first get into your house. But while you’re sleeping, they’ll be scurrying around leaving behind dangerous bacteria, contaminating surfaces around your home. If you see even one cockroach, chances are there are more hiding nearby. Keep an eye out for even a single roach, and also check for droppings or shed skin, which may be an indication that you have a roach problem.

Why Are Cockroaches Still Active?

Although it seems strange that bugs are still a problem during the winter months, cockroaches are a year-round pest. Because they live inside, they can survive through the cold months. In fact, as the weather drops, more cockroaches may be coming inside to find warmth and shelter. If they find food, they’ll settle in and celebrate the holidays right under your feet. This can be a big problem during the holidays when more food is lying around the house and messes aren’t always cleaned promptly. Add things like cookies left sitting out for Santa or pumpkins getting old on the front porch, and cockroaches can find themselves a feast.

Cockroach Prevention

There are a few things you can do to prevent a cockroach infestation this winter. The first step is to be intentional about cleaning. Although you may have visitors, take time to clean spills and wipe up crumbs before roaches find them. Store food properly and avoid leaving food sitting out, especially if it isn’t covered.
The next step is to avoid bringing cockroaches in from the outdoors. As people are arriving, keep doors and windows closed when not in use. Make sure your screens don’t have cracks or tears. And clear debris from your yard so that cockroaches won’t come near your home in the first place. As you bring in decorations or other boxes from storage, check them for cockroaches before bringing them inside. Also, check packages for signs of cockroaches before taking them into your home.

Cockroach Control

Despite your best efforts, there’s always a chance that cockroaches will get inside your Louisville, KY home. Don’t panic! Although these pests can carry bacteria and disease, they can be eradicated. Action Pest Control has years of experience in dealing with cockroaches. We can create a custom treatment plan that is unique to your situation. Cockroaches shouldn’t interrupt your holidays. Instead of fighting these disgusting bugs, let Action Pest Control do the dirty work for you.

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