What’s dark brown, flightless, and covered in germs? If you guessed ‘disgusting household pest,’ you’d be right!
One of the most unsavory household pests here in Columbia is the dreaded cockroach. In this part of the country, some of the most common species include:
- The Oriental Cockroach
- The Brown-Banded Cockroach
- The American Cockroach
- The German Cockroach
Cockroaches aren’t just gross to see or smell. In fact, they are downright dangerous to human health. By running over kitchen counters, bathroom faucets, and even bedsheets, these tiny creatures spread parasites, viruses, and bacteria galore.
Once cockroaches get bedded down in a house, there will be no going back without a fight. As such, prevention is always key to a happy, healthy, pest-free home.
Factors Of Columbia Cockroach Attraction And Ways To Eliminate Them
Cockroaches are certainly both dangerous and disgusting, but that doesn’t mean you need to let them walk all over you. In fact, by identifying the factors that could be attracting cockroaches, Colombia residents may be able to cast out the cockroach caveats for good! These five tips are the best way to get from here to there.
- Food is by far the most important cockroach attractant found around the home.
- Eliminating all food in the house is certainly not an option, but mitigating accessibility by cleaning up crumbs, sweeping floors, and washing dishes is a great way to keep the temptation out.
- If your garbage is not in a sealed bag or garbage can, you might just be asking for heightened pest activity. Throw trash away, seal bags up tight, and remove them from the home as often as once a week.
- Clean up any and all clutter around the home to reduce hiding places for cockroaches.
- Take extra care to remove cardboard boxes and books from the floor, which may become an afternoon snack for these hungry hoarders.
If there’s a will there’s a way, and if there’s a crack, there’s a cockroach! Identify and seal off any potential entry points around the home. Look for gaps in screen windows and doors, rot points around door and window frames, as well as any cracks or gaps in the foundation of the home. Waterproof caulking, as well as weather stripping, can help to prevent infiltration at the earliest stage.
Chronic moisture issues attract several different types of pests, cockroaches being the worst of all. Desiccant bags and dehumidifiers are great ways to cut back on-air moisture, while the repair of leaking pipes and drains quickly reduces standing water levels.
Of course, we won’t beat about the bush: once a cockroach infestation gets started in the home, eliminating attracting factors alone will not be enough to keep them locked out.
Not sure if cockroaches have already breached your home’s bug barricade? Reach out to the insect professionals at Phenom Pest Protection now and schedule a home inspection that will get to the bottom of it fast.
The Last Tip – Contact The Cockroach Elimination Professionals
While these five tips are incredibly helpful for homeowners who don’t yet have an infestation, they won’t do much to help ongoing or chronic cockroach infestations.
The last and most important tip about cockroach mitigation in your Columbia home is to contact the professionals at Phenom Pest Protection for any assistance and further advice. By utilizing a wide variety of treatments, inspections, and application services, Phenom Pest Control doesn’t believe in trial and error – only results.
Give us a call today to learn more about your unique pest control options, or complete the online contact form to connect with a virtual agent right away.