Cockroaches give many people the creeps – and it’s easy to see why. They have hard reddish-brown shells and long legs that they use to scuttle across the floor.
Cockroaches can be tricky to see during the day – they prefer to come out at night when it is dark and cool which is when they feast on anything within their reach, including leftover food, plants and even paper.
It’s important to get rid of cockroaches as quickly as possible because they carry millions of bacteria and can contaminate your home by defecating and laying eggs.
The only recommended course of action is to bring in pest control London experts like ourselves to ensure they are effectively exterminated – but it’s also important to take steps yourself to ensure the pests stay away. Here are our top tips:
1.Keep your home clean
It sounds obvious but cockroaches are more likely to gather in areas of dirt and clutter. Basements are particularly vulnerable to cockroach infestations because they are cool, dark and sometimes damp. Avoid clutter that cockroaches can use to hide in.
2.Seal up holes and cracks
If there are holes and cracks in your external walls then you are essentially leaving the door open for cockroaches to enter your home. If you want to get rid of cockroaches for good, use a quality sealant to block up even the smallest of holes and cracks. As pest control London specialists, we can advise you on this during our visit.
3.Don’t leave food out in the open
Ensure all foods are kept in airtight containers that cockroaches are unable to penetrate. To get rid of cockroaches and avoid repeat infestations, it’s vital to not have food sources freely available.
4.Fix any water leaks
Cockroaches can only survive a few days without water so ensure that any leaks or dripping taps are fixed as a top priority.
5.Find a pest control London specialist you can count on
At Catch-It Pest Control we offer a reliable, effective, comprehensive service for an affordable fee. Contact us today for more information.