Cockroaches are common pests in Alberta. They can reproduce quickly if they find a suitable food source. In Alberta, sometimes people have problems with German cockroaches. These pests are attracted to warm places with food and moisture, so your kitchen and bathroom are their ideal spots. Follow these five tips to keep cockroaches out of your home this winter.
If you need help identifying a pest in your home, just reach out to our team at Birch Fumigators. We are experts in pest identification and can help you identify any cockroaches or other pests that you may find in your home.
1. Keep Your Home Clean
Cockroaches are attracted to food and standing water, so the cleaner your home is, the less likely they will invade. Wipe down counters after cooking, sweep and mop floors regularly, and vacuum carpets often. Also, be sure to empty garbage cans regularly and store food in airtight containers.
2. Get Rid of Clutter
Cockroaches love hiding in dark, small spaces. Reduce their hiding places by decluttering your home and getting rid of any items that you don’t use regularly. This includes things like old newspapers, cardboard boxes, and unused furniture.
3. Repair Leaks
Cockroaches are drawn to moisture, so fixing any leaks in your plumbing will help deter them from coming inside. Check under sinks and around drains for any signs of water damage or leaks. If you do find a leak, be sure to fix it right away.
4. Inspect food packaging
Cockroaches can be brought in from stores that are infested. Carefully inspect your grocery packaging and look for cockroaches before you put groceries away.
5. Bring in an Exterminator
If you’ve tried everything and you’re still seeing cockroaches in your home, it’s time to call in a professional exterminator. They will be able to identify any hidden Cockroach populations and get rid of them for good using various pest control methods such as baiting, trapping, or spraying insecticides directly on them.
Cockroaches are one of the most unwelcome house guests around—but unfortunately, they’re also one of the most common pests in homes across Alberta. Follow these five tips to keep cockroaches out of your home this winter so you can enjoy your time indoors without worrying about these pesky critters invading your space!