How To Keep Cockroaches Out As Summer Approaches

Large cockroach crawling on a plate of food.

Cockroaches are possibly the vilest insect pests to invade homes in the United States. Some places in the country are more prone to experiencing them than others. There are cockroaches in Illinois and Iowa all year long, however, they tend to be more problematic in the spring and summer due to rising temperatures and damp conditions.

Cockroaches are especially attracted to sewers and rotting organic materials, or anywhere that is damp, dark, and warm. Inside a home, they want to be close to an endless supply of food and water, places such as kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and laundry rooms. They will eat anything that is available to them as they walk from germ-infested sewers and garbage to your floors, counters, sinks, cabinets, and appliances. Unfortunately, cockroaches carry bacteria on their bodies, and in their feces, that can be spread to humans and cause food poisoning, gastroenteritis, or dysentery.

So, how do you keep cockroaches out of your home as summer approaches? The best way to do this is to enlist the assistance of a professional pest control service. In the meantime, you can try these helpful prevention tips:

  • Stop cockroaches from getting in by sealing off all entry points including cracks and crevices in your foundation and exterior walls, as well as gaps around utility entrances.

  • Avoid moisture by keeping your home dry and by fixing leaky pipes and fixtures right away.

  • Keep foods stored in sturdy containers that have tight-fitting lids to keep cockroaches from contaminating them.

  • Do not leave a sink full of dishes. Be sure to rinse them and put them in the dishwasher or wash them as soon as possible.

  • Make your home less attractive to cockroaches by keeping your home and surfaces as clean as possible and by cleaning up food and drink spills immediately.

  • Take your trash out on a regular basis and keep garbage cans stored with tight-fitting lids.

If you are serious about keeping cockroaches out of your home or already have sighted them crawling across your floors, counters, or walls, call on the experts at Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators. Cockroaches are dangerous and should not be inside your home, putting you and your family at risk for diseases. Our knowledgeable technicians can effectively get rid of difficult-to-remove cockroaches that have hidden deep within your walls. DIY tips and products can’t come close to eradicating entire infestations of cockroaches. Stop cockroaches in their tracks by calling us at Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators today for more information and guaranteed results in Rock Island and throughout the Quad City areas.

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