How To Prevent Cockroach Infestations.

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How To Prevent Cockroach Infestations.

Cockroaches are drawn to warm, food-rich environments, and once inside, they may swiftly multiply and endanger your family’s health or the health of your employees. If you find roaches in your kitchen cabinets, attic, or bathroom, act quickly to eradicate them as they can spread disease and contaminate food.

If you feel that you have a cockroach problem, we recommend that you call us as soon as possible. This will aid in the removal and prevention of an already established infestation. For more information, visit our Cockroach Control page or call us on 0131 203 3928

How do you get cockroaches?

Cockroaches have been around for more than 300 million years, making them one of nature’s most adaptive species, as anyone who has had an infestation knows.

cockroaches seek food, water, and shelter in homes, apartments, and other buildings. They love damp, dark locations, such as the interior of your cabinets or beneath the kitchen sink.

Every home contains the components necessary for cockroach survival: food leftovers on a plate in the sink, overflowing waste, or overlooked crumbs on the floor can all attract roaches.


Indications of a cockroach infestation

Spotting a cockroach is the most evident sign of an infestation; however, you’ll rarely see a cockroach during the day, as they are nocturnal.

Be sure to check for indicators of their presence instead of relying on your intuition.

These include, but are not limited to:

  • Droppings
  • Egg (ootheca) cases
  • Shed skins
  • Obnoxious odour (large infestations)
  • Damage to food or packaging.


How to prevent cockroaches

Prevention is better than cure. If you’re worried about a cockroach infestation, then here are some preventative measures you may take to keep your property safe.

  • Ensure your property maintains cleanliness, wipe all surfaces thoroughly and remove any food residue from counters or worktops
  • Avoid leaving dirty plates and cutlery in the sink
  • Prevent access by sealing gaps around doors, windows, etc.
  • If feasible, patch any leaks beneath the sink to cut off a potential water source.
  • If you have purchased any used utensils such as refrigerators or freezers, thoroughly inspect and clean them to ensure they’re not carrying any roaches.

For more information on cockroach control, visit our Cockroach Control page or call us on 0131 203 3928