How to prevent roach infestation

By March 18, 2019 No Comments

What to do to avoid roaches

German Cockroach

Keep it clean, and keep them away.

Cockroaches are not just gross and dirty, they also endanger human health.

There are a lot of ways a homeowner can do to prevent cockroach infestation, but as the old adage says, prevention is better than cure.

So how can roach infestations be prevented?

Michigan State University’s Official website shared six tips to prevent cockroach infestation.

“There are preventative measures that can be taken by the homeowner to protect their families and properties from the infestation of cockroaches. However, if your home is already infested and if left untreated, cockroaches can quickly establish themselves in high numbers and will spread to adjoining properties. They can potentially transmit disease and spread bacteria all over your home. Following these simple steps can minimize damage and eradicate infestation.”


Tidy up

Big Blue Bug also shared more than a dozen tips to prevent the creepy crawlers from entering the home.

“The diet of an American cockroach includes many things since they are scavengers, but they prefer decaying matter. They are attracted to sweet foods, but will also feed on starchy items such as the back of wallpaper or book bindings.”


Pest Kill for its part underscored the value of having a clean house in terms of preventing a roach infestation.

“The best way to prevent and get rid of roaches and water bugs is to clean up thoroughly. It doesn’t include too much. If there is nothing to eat in the house, cockroaches will have no reason to come to your property.”


How do you prevent cockroach from being in your home?