If you love to keep a tidy house and are diligent in your cleaning, you might be super frustrated to find that you suddenly have roaches. If you believe, as do many people, that roaches are only found in dirty homes, we’re sorry to have to break the bad news to you… roaches can be found in any home. While crumbs and filth definitely attract roaches, there are many other reasons why roaches may be taking up residence in your home. Let’s take a look at a few.

 

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German Cockroach

 

Moisture

Roaches love dark, damp environments. Excess moisture in or around your home may be an even bigger problem than crumbs. Common places where roaches can be found are: bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, under refrigerators, and in basements. To help keep roaches away, make sure that there are no leaky pipes or faucets in your home. 

 

Food

It is common knowledge that roaches love to eat food crumbs and scraps, but they will also eat just about anything else. That means that even if you keep a clean home, they are likely to find something that they will eat. From cardboard and wall paper to grease and soap, it is nearly impossible to get rid of all the things roaches will chow down on. You can help eliminate roach food sources by storing food properly, taking out the trash regularly, washing dishes promptly, and decluttering storage areas.

 

Location

Sometimes, no matter what you do, roaches are just more problematic. A lot of it has to do with where you live. Warm, humid climates are much more prone to roaches, so here on the Sunshine Coast, we definitely have a big task at hand. People who live in apartments, duplexes, or close to neighbors may also have more problems than others. Cockroaches can easily get from one flat to another through gaps, cracks, dryer vents, wall voids, and other entry points. To protect your home from these invaders, make sure the exterior of your home is sealed. You should also fill in any cracks or gaps that may allow them to enter from a neighbor’s place.

 

Outdoor Landscaping

Even if the inside of your home is immaculate, if your outdoor landscape isn’t well cared for, you may have roach problems. Areas of standing water, compost heaps, wood piles, leaf litter, dirty trash cans, pet food and water, and untrimmed vegetation can all attract roaches. Tidy up your yard the same way you would clean up your home. 

 

Sunshine Coast Roach Control

If you need some help with roach control, Radar Pest Control can help. Our expert technicians will inspect your home, identify any problems, and come up with customized solutions to ensure that we get rid of the roaches bothering you. For pest control Sunshine Coast, you won’t find better than Radar Pest Control.