Although it is not a pleasant sight, you will occasionally spot cockroaches scuttling across your home. These disease-carrying and hygienic pests may not seem like a nuisance alone, but they can multiply quickly. It will put your home at risk for a cockroach infestation.
Mentioned below are some tips to keep cockroaches out of your apartment. If you spot cockroach infestation, you should contact Barrier Pest control services.
How to keep cockroaches out of your apartment?
- Clean your kitchen counters and avoid leaving crumbs or food
The secret to keeping away cockroaches is regular cleaning and good hygiene. Your kitchen is prone to becoming a cockroach hotspot as it gives the pests easy access to meals and water. So, ensure you clean after every meal and eliminate spills or crumbs. Do not leave leftover food in the open or unclean utensils in the sink. Keep your kitchen shelves tidy, and use antibacterial cleaning solutions to clean the stovetop and mop the floors. You can prepare your kitchen cleaning liquid with four tablespoons of baking soda in a mug of water. You can also find other cockroach-repellent solutions for cleaning your kitchen.
- Ventilate the area to avoid moisture build-up
Cockroaches stay in dingy and damp places; therefore, proper ventilation is required for their deterrence. If you stay in humid cities, it is essential. Ensure you have plenty of air circulation in every room and enough sunshine daily. Storage rooms, attics, basements, and bathrooms need extra attention in such cases.
- Keep garbage in sealed bin bags and dispose of it regularly.
Cockroaches tend to stay near dirt and garbage. Ensure your bin bags are airtight and have a lid that fits properly. Rubber bands can also be used to keep the top of the bin in its position.
While disposing of the waste, do not spill the bin; clear the garbage regularly. The longer it remains, the more attractive it becomes to feed on anything from fecal matter to leftover food.
- Clean bathrooms and sinks regularly.
Bathrooms are another spot that cockroaches love because of their dampness and the presence of grime and waste. An infestation in the bathroom can flare up to such an area that you might need pest control services to eliminate it.
Clean your bathrooms and sinks regularly to stop accumulated stagnant water or dirt like dead skin, hair, and more. Spraying acetic acid in sinks and toilets can keep cockroaches away. You need to mix 30ml of vinegar in 100ml of water.