There is a popular theory that cockroaches can and will outlive humans in the moment of catastrophe. Due to their powers of longevity, it is believed that they can survive even the most lethal of bombings. But life as we speak need not be as appalling and hopefully, bombs won’t be needed just to eradicate these pesky crawlers. Simply put, homeowners should not put up with cockroaches.
But first, people should know where cockroaches actually live and multiply to be able to remove them once and for all, whether it’s in the home, office, restaurants, and the like. Here are some ideas:
- Office dividers and swivel chairs
In general, it is advisable to have new furniture when moving offices as most of the pest live in the old furniture. Cockroaches in particular love to lay their eggs where it cannot be seen immediately and the black color of the office divides and chairs are perfect venues for them, not to mention the crumbs of food that are left in the cushioning, which makes for a great starter sustenance for baby roaches.
If using old furniture cannot be avoided, it is best to have the dividers and chairs professionally shampooed and scrubbed. It should also be treated with cryonics, which freeze blasts the bodies of the roaches and kills them on the spot.
- Old books and piles of papers
The smell of paper is not just great for humans but for cockroaches, too. To save those beloved hard bounds from an infestation, always make sure to use open air shelving to air out the books. Sunning them also works, although doing so may age the paper.
Newspapers and magazines are also a cockroach-certified hang-out place and it would be better to get rid of these in the home and in office places. Doing so does not just lessen the chances of having roaches, but helps earn some money as well, thanks to junk shops.
- Dispenser parts
Water cooler and juice dispensers are so convenient to both humans and cockroaches. Little roaches are able to wedge themselves in the crevices and lay eggs unbeknownst to hapless owners and consumers. To prevent this, make it a habit to unplug and dismantle the whole machinery and clean every part that can be removed. Use a towel to wipe down the inside surfaces as well.
If possible, it helps to move the dispenser in a place that’s not dark and far from garbage bins. Shifting to big glass containers instead of plastic can help as it does not entail too many crevices, which are a cockroach favorite.
- Unruly gardens
Gardens are a great addition to any space but the presence of soil, plants, and lots of water is a joy for cockroaches. To prevent them from being even present in the garden, always keep it well-pruned and clean. Removing stagnant water and not spilling water or food on it helps keep roaches out of the house for good.
Getting rid of cockroaches and other pests usually entails determining the source and root cause of the problem. A pest control company will be able to eradicate these pests and the source of the problem for you. Contact a reliable pest control company if you sense cockroach infestation at home.Share