Prevent a cockroach infestation from getting worse. For effective cockroach pest control Sydney-wide, talk to our experts at Masters Pest Control. We provide affordable and effective solutions against your cockroach woes. For a home inspection, call us on (02) 8007 4666 to schedule and request a FREE quote.
Without proper maintenance, your property can become the ideal breeding ground for pests like cockroaches. If you own a restaurant, the sight of even on cockroach during service time would damage your business. Cockroaches could also affect the health of your family members if you allow them to proliferate in your home.
Cockroaches can have several entry points that could lead them inside your property. Cracks and crevices in your walls, as well as pipes and plumbing, are the usual passageways of cockroaches into your home or restaurant. Preventing cockroaches from entering and breeding inside your home is the key to avoid a massive infestation.
Tips to Prevent a Cockroach Infestation
Eliminate food sources that can encourage the growth of cockroaches.
Cockroaches are scavengers. They scour your kitchen for food at night to survive. To discourage this, you need to eliminate their food source. Store food in tightly sealed containers or plastic bags. Do not leave food sitting unattended on your kitchen counters. Always empty the sink and clean the dishes every night.
Clean your kitchen appliances especially your fridge, microwave ovens and toasters for crumbs and other food particles. Kitchen cabinets and the area under your sink can also have food spills. Always clean your kitchen counter with disinfectant to deter them from walking over them and eliminate their pheromones. Finally, use a tightly lidded trash can and empty it every night.
Eliminate cockroach entry points and possible habitats.
As we’ve mentioned, cockroaches can enter your home through cracks and plumbing. As for their hiding places, cockroaches prefer tight cracks and dark empty spaces to hide during the day. Eliminating these can help you prevent a cockroach infestation. Seal cracks and crevices as well as holes in your roofs or crawlspaces. Avoid clutter especially in your cupboards and your floors. Doors and windows should fit within their frame to avoid cockroach entry. Varnish wooden shelves and cabinets to seal them.
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Consult cockroach pest control experts.
If you see signs of infestation or would like to prevent it from happening in the first places, the best step you can take is to talk to cockroach pest control experts. These experts have extensive knowledge of the behaviour of each species of cockroach that plagues your property. They also know the best way on how to deal with them, including the proper pest control treatment to use against the specific type of roach you are dealing with.
If you see some signs of an infestation, contact a cockroach control Sydney expert. Call Masters Pest Control on (02) 8007 4666 and schedule an inspection.