Are Roaches a Sign of a Dirty Home
ROACHES AND DIRTY HOMES
Are roaches a sign of a dirty home? The answer to that question is pretty much yes, although roaches will happily invade a clean home as well. Generally speaking, though, things like household clutter and overflowing garbage are an open invitation for roaches to make _your _home_ their_ home. Also, crumbs and other food particles will attract roaches into your home.
There are also over 4000 species of roaches, yet only 5 tend to invade the dwellings of human beings. And it only takes just 5 species to cause all kinds of trouble. Take, for example, the German Roach. German Roaches prefer scraps and garbage, so keep that house clean!
Another type of popular roach that likes human dwellings is the American Roach. They tend to prefer moisture above all else, and moisture can be a problem even if your house looks spotless. This can result from leaky pipes in your house or any time of crack, in your foundation, for example, as cracks can allow rainwater and moisture to enter your home.
The best type of roach control is preventative roach control because if you have a messy home and roaches get in, it is nearly impossible to get rid of them without calling a pest control exterminator.
But even if you keep your house clean and food sealed properly, roaches are highly adaptable, and they can survive on what appear to be tiny water droplets, tiny crumbs, and even bar soap. The good news is that if you keep your house very clean and you still end up with roaches, you can often avoid calling an exterminator and just step up your cleaning regime temporarily.
THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOME
It isn't just the interior of your home that you need to think about though, how you maintain the exterior of your home can attract or not attract roaches. For example, if you keep firewood stored close to your home, roaches can get into the wood and then ultimately end up in your home. Also, you should make sure that you weed your property regularly, as roaches love weeds.
Wood mulch can look quite attractive outside of your home, and while we are not saying that you should get rid of the mulch, we just want to make you aware that roaches can and will burrow themselves in all kinds of wood.
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