Roaches are one of the most distressing and upsetting pests to find in your home. Not only are these resilient bugs creepy looking, but they also can carry diseases through your home.
Many companies advertise roach sprays and traps that can work to get rid of roaches but they don’t prevent them. Although many cockroaches can enter your home through boxes or packages, these are not as likely to repopulate. The real source of entry to your home or business starts with the cracks, crevices, and holes in your foundation.
Sealing these openings is the only true way to get rid of roaches. To prevent these creatures from entering your home, the doorways, foundation, windows, drainpipes, and other possible points of entry need to be sealed.
In addition to sealing the remaining entry points, all food and water sources need to be kept away and clean. Wipe down countertops to avoid excess food or water-attracting bugs. Do not leave food on countertops and store remaining food in hard airtight containers. This is important not only to keep roaches away but in the case that a roach makes its way into your home, air-tight hard plastic containers will ensure that your food is safe to eat and untouched. Trash should also be taken out regularly and sealed.
If nothing in the abovementioned paragraphs seems to work against a roach infestation, a crack may have formed in one of the sewers or drain pipes allowing bugs in and out of the home. If nothing seems to work, call Hill Country Pest Control Fredericksburg today! We are a family-owned business in the Hill Country area with years of experience in the pest industry. We want you to feel safe and clean in your home. Schedule a consultation today, it’s free!