There is absolutely no doubt at all that Cockroaches are one of the most filthy, ugliest, feared and annoying pests. All pests are annoying, however roaches are exclusively annoying as these are directly related with garbage, dirt and filth. Adding more to this, they may even transmit and carry several diseases. Thus when it is about preventing German Roaches in your home and office first thing which strikes in mind is about neatness, hygiene and cleanliness. If you will maintain your house to be tidy from dirt and crumbs, you will find less roaches or maybe even get completely rid of them. However, there are a few other factors that even contribute to the invasion of roaches which always cannot be precluded, like climate. It is particularly true in the damper places such as Texas and Georgia.
Below mentioned are some important tips to prevent German Roaches.
1. Proper use of Garbage Can
Just having a garbage can is not enough unless it is used properly. Always keep the garbage cans covered well and tightly. Always consider to take out the garbage quite frequent if you think that it may attract roaches.
2. Always keep the house tidy and clean
It is a well known fact that in this hectic life, people do not have adequate time to keep their house clean and tidy. But if you really wish to get rid from roaches, then you will have to take some time from your busy and hectic life to properly clean your house. With the assistance of cleaning service, it can be easily possible. Also with help, there are a few significant cleaning activities which you may turn into a habit which will help you to make the house less captivating to German roaches. How frequently you are using kitchen and do you have small kids in home or not are also the important factors which will help you to determine that how frequent you need to vacuum, sweep, and wipe the counter tops and cabinets and even more. The most important rule is that you should never leave the food particles or the dirty dishes in the kitchen sink for an overnight. Not just this can attract roaches; however it may even bring several other pests as well, like the ants.
3. Avoid having moist areas
It is true that roaches get most attracted towards moisture, particularly damp and dark areas. Hence, it’s critical to avoid the standing water in your house, such as in your bathtub. You should not also leave the washcloths in your bathroom and should not also keep the damp or moist kitchen towels in kitchen. If your house is especially damp then you should consider using the de-humidifier. If you have a clogged drain or a sink faucet with a dripping problem then should should get it fixed, or call your landlord to get it fixed if you rent.
3. Fill all the Cracks in your house
Roaches can easily crawl through small cracks and even the lines as well. Sealing the cracks which are in your house will definitely help you to prevent the roaches from entering in your house. So, take a casual walk and check the door frames, check baseboards, window frames, and kitchen counter tops, under area of kitchen sinks and also the cracks and crevices where the telephone and electrical lines enters your home. You may even place the boric acid in these places; so whenever any cockroach passes through it, the boric acid will clings to their antennae and feet, and they finally consume this powder, which will kill them. The Boric acid is moderately safe to handle and to use. If it is consumed in huge quantity, it may even make human sick as well.
5. Recycle the garbage
Compost piles are the popular way for recycling the kitchen scraps. The concern is that the indoor compost bins may attract various roaches. As several compost bins are usually kept in the dark places and it consist the decomposing material, so they are the possible attraction for roaches. Ensure that the compost bin outdoor and is even some feet far from your house.
6. Keep the laundry basket absolutely dry and don’t store the damp cloth and towels in the laundry hamper.
This is just another tip for getting rid of the moisture that German roaches are so attracted to.
After doing all these preventive measures and you still find German Roaches in your house, then it is recommended that you should take the assistance of professional people.