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How to Prevent Cockroaches from Infesting Your Houston Home or Business
Cockroaches are the most common insect pests infesting homes, food service establishments, and other structures. No doubt, cockroaches are creepy, repulsive and objectionable to most people simply by their presence. They are also capable of mechanically transmitting disease organisms such as bacteria that cause food poisoning and other diseases. Recently, cockroaches have been found to be an important source of allergies in people, second only to household dust.
Nocturnal insects, cockroaches live and feed in the dark, so spotting a cockroach during the day is a clear sign of infestation. Cockroaches tend to prefer dark, moist places to hide and breed, and can be found behind refrigerators, sinks and stoves, as well as under floor drains and inside of motors and major appliances. Because they can flatten their bodies to fit into narrow areas, cockroaches may also be found hiding under rubber mats, behind wall paper, and within wall cracks.
Cockroaches can enter your home in many ways, through cracks and crevices, vents, sewer and drain pipes. We even invite them into our homes as stowaways on items like luggage, grocery bags, boxes, purses and even on ourselves.
Cockroaches prefer to live where there is food, warmth and moisture. Considering Houston’s warm, humid subtropical climate, Houston Metro is a paradise for cockroaches. And since cockroaches flourish where there is food and water readily available, sanitation is an important step in prevention and control. Empty soft drink bottles and cups, properly dispose of garbage and prevent cardboard boxes, newspapers, magazines and paper bags. Food containers should be sealed, and any crumbs or spills should be cleaned up immediately.
Your Houston home is an ideal breeding ground for most species of cockroaches. With plenty of food, warmth, water and nesting sites they can stay active all year round.
The most rapid and effective pest control methods are those administered by trained professionals. Before cockroach control technicians from McGrath Pest Control enters your home to treat for roaches, please complete the following tasks:
- Remove items from the kitchen and bathroom cupboards, including food, dishware and personal belongings.
- Remove any food on countertops, tables and food preparation areas.
- Clean all kitchen and bathroom surfaces, including cupboards and cabinets to remove debris and grime.
- Remove all pets from your home.
- Vacate the property for at least four hours.
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German Roach Cleanout Checklist
Cockroaches are the most common insect pests infesting homes, food service establishments,
and other structures. Cockroaches are repulsive and objectionable to most people simply by
their presence. They are also capable of mechanically transmitting disease organisms such as
the bacteria which cause food poisoning. Recently, cockroaches have been found to be an
important source of allergy in people, second only to household dust.
PRIOR TO TREATMENT:
• Remove ALL items from all cabinets and countertops/shelves in kitchen.
• Remove any food crumbs, or food items. Clean under refrigerator and stove
completely, as food scraps tend to work their way under these devices and provide a
great food source for the german roach.
• Vacuum all areas of the kitchen including shelves, counters, floors, etc.
• It is recommended that children and pets leave the home for about 4 hours.
• Remove all items from pantry areas.
• Remove all pet food and water bowls.
• Remove all outlet face plates.
• Do not clean up any brown bait that will be placed around infested areas.
• Go through boxes, or containers that may hold roaches and discard any infected items.
• Vacuum up all roach eggs or dead roaches.
• Continue to keep all areas dry and free of grease or food, especially in cracks and crevices.