What Roaches are Attracted to
Roaches can be found all around the world, in homes of all sizes. They are resilient creatures and can survive both hot and cold temperatures. This article will go into detail on what attracts roaches to your residence.
What attracts roaches?
Some people think that roaches are a sign of a dirty house but that's not the case. Like all other animals, roaches tend to be attracted to places where they can find food and water. Even if your house is clean, roaches may visit because it has a good source of water, via things like bird baths or water from potted plants.
If you tend to snack in the sofa while watching television, roaches may also be attracted to that. They like the crumbs that are available from your snacks. If you have young children in your home, a rule that prevents them from snacking in their bedroom can help to stop roaches form entering that area.
Roaches Need Shelter
Even when you don't have food or water in abundance, roaches will stop by anyway, just because your home offers convenient shelter. if there are lots of predators in your yard, roaches may hide inside your home but come out in order to find food in the garden. A pest control professional can help you to get rid of them if that is the case.
Remove Food Sources
Food sources such as juice and crumbs can be removed by ensuring that your kitchen garbage is stored in a tightly sealed container, that cannot be accessed during the night by roaches. You should also wipe the surfaces in your kitchen clean, lifting up any containers to wipe underneath them.
Keep baked snacks in a tightly sealed container. Roaches will flatten their bodies and crawl under gaps to access bread, chocolate and other tasty treats that are not kept away from them. Sometimes food can end up under your stove or behind your refrigerator, so clean there as well.
Cardboard and wood are preferred by roaches because these help to absorb the pheromones that they produce. Remove these materials from around your home and roaches will be less likely to find your residence welcoming.
While roaches aren't picky, it will be harder for them to enter your home if you block gaps and crevices that they would use to enter. Also fix leaks around your house, since roaches will gladly drink from a leak under the sink.
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