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Don't Let Cockroaches Ruin Your July Festivities in Rock Island  

July 24, 2019

an american cockroach balancing along the edge of a white serving bowl in a rock island backyard picnic

Most people enjoy a nice get-together. Especially for a 4th of July celebration. Food. Family. Friends. Fun. At least that’s what you hope for. But one uninvited guest can kill everyone’s appetite faster than you can apologize. We are talking about cockroaches. The last thing you want is to have a family member or friend lean over and whisper in your ear that they saw a roach… in the bathroom, on the kitchen counter, in the food… (Your heart skips a beat and your cheeks warm.)

If you’re planning events for this summer, you will want to safeguard your home ahead of time so that you don’t have embarrassing moments from unexpected pests.

 

How to Deter Cockroaches from Getting into Your Home

  • Cockroaches often nest behind refrigerators, in kitchen cabinets, or other tight spaces. Keep these areas clean.

  • Do not leave open food on counters, tables, etc.

  • Do not leave your pet’s food out, especially if you have seen evidence of pests in your home.

  • Taking food into bedrooms or the basement means an increased risk of having crumbs throughout the home. This increases the risk of cockroaches spreading throughout your home.

  • Do not store old newspapers or cardboard. Roaches love hiding in these.

  • Clean crumbs and food from your counters and sweep your floors at night. It is also good to clean out the crumbs from your toaster or other appliances.

  • Fix leaky pipes in your home, roaches seek water and are attracted to moist places.

  • Do not leave wet clothing (such as swimsuits), bathmats, or towels lying around.

  • Be careful with DIY methods. When cockroaches crawl through chemicals, they can track them across your counters, floors, etc. You do not want them contaminating your food or surfaces.

Cockroaches are disgusting pests that can spread bacteria and disease. They can also aggravate allergies and asthma.

 

Call Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators to Extinguish Your Pest Problem

It is best to call a professional to quickly deal with a possible cockroach infestation. At their peak, each female cockroach can lay two egg cases a week. In her lifetime, one female produces an average of 150 young. Those young will quickly grow and start producing their own offspring. And these pests are good at staying hidden, for every roach you see, there are probably hundreds more hiding.

At Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators, our professional pest technicians are trained to identify and safely eliminate pest infestations, giving you peace of mind, so you can know that there won’t be any pesky, uninvited guests making an appearance at your indoor or outdoor events.

 

Call today and schedule your free no-obligation inspection and see how Quik-Kill can keep your Rock Island home pest free. Guaranteed.


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