Roaches are never a welcome sight, but unfortunately, they have a way of showing up in crevasses all over the place. These little guys are known for being able to live in harsh environments, surviving crushing blows, and scaring away house guests. If you see a roach in the home, it is best to get rid of it as soon as possible. Giving roaches a chance to settle in and reproduce can quickly escalate into a full-on infestation. Here are a few tips that you can use to keep the roaches at bay.

Keep Food Centralized

When roaches come across the new territory, they only have one goal in mind: to find food. To minimize the chance of feeding the bugs, it is best to keep the food in one centralized location. The spread of food and crumbs across multiple rooms gives roaches the highest chance of finding their way to the food source. To avoid this, try to eat in only one designated area. It might be inconvenient, but it beats having pests in the home.

Seal Away Hiding Spots

Cracks, holes, and crevices in the walls and baseboards provide bugs with the perfect place to hide, store food, and reproduce. The easiest way to keep bugs from crawling into these cracks is by sealing them up as soon as you notice them. Just a little bit of caulk can be spread across these cracks to seal them, preventing an easy escape for bugs.

Clean Everything

When it comes to roaches, defense is the best offense. Preventing these bugs from settling in is the best way to prevent an infestation. Don’t give roaches any reason to stick around. If you have a messy home, it gives these bugs more opportunity to find warm spots around the house for them to repopulate. If you have been eating your meals around the house, crumbs are sure to build up over time. Cleaning the house can reduce the number of crumbs and hiding places for these bugs and is an important step to getting rid of them.

Keep it Cool

Unfortunately for us Floridians, roaches prefer a warm climate. To keep the roaches away from your home, it is best to keep them cool inside the house. While this won’t prevent roaches altogether, it can stunt their movement and use of their muscles making them easier to target and deter them from staying inside your home.

Roach Repellant

There are a handful of remedies for preventing roaches. Cedarwood oil, cypress oil, and essential oils are all used to keep roaches away. If you want to find a natural way to kill the roaches, a combination of powdered sugar and boric acid will get the job done. The sugar is the bait, and the boric acid kills them after consumption. This nontoxic method is great for killing bugs, but it’s best to keep it away from children.

Pest Control in St.Johns, FL

RightWay Integrated Lawn and Pest Solutions is a company dedicated to keeping the bugs out, and the yard looking great. Locally owned and operated, RightWay knows the best way to keep your lawn green and your house pest-free. Having to admit that roaches are in the house is the last thing that any homeowner wants, but RightWay is here to help. If you have any questions about the services we offer, or you would like to schedule an appointment, do not hesitate to reach out. 

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