Why Are There Cockroaches In My Home After It Rains?

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Cockroaches come into your home when it rains because they do not want to drown. As you probably know, there are millions of them living in sewer systems in the city. During heavy downpours, like the ones we have had recently, those systems become flooded. That’s when the cockroaches get simply flushed out. Then the roaches start looking for shelter and will end up in your home.

What You Can Do

There are a lot of good practices and tips that can help keep these pests out. Here are four that will help to make a difference in your pest control.

  1. Clean Up – The best way to keep all pest away, is to keep a clean kitchen. Every day, wipe down your counters and sink to remove spills and crumbs. Don’t forget to clean all of the small appliances like toasters, microwaves and the kitchen-aide. It is also very important not to leave dirty dishes in the sink or on your kitchen counters over night. Roaches are most active at night and these items would be like the dinner bell calling them to your kitchen.
  2. Proper Storage – Roaches can get into just about anything. Closed cabinets or pantries are no match for these bugs. Keep food stored in airtight containers. This means cereals, crackers, and even dog food. Don’t forget to make sure all of your bread is closed well too.
  3. Moisture: Pests like cockroaches need water to survive and bathrooms and kitchens are a great source form them to survive. Keep an eye out for dripping faucets and any leaks below sinks in the cabinets. Make sure that you regularly clean your kitchen drains, especially if you have a garbage disposal, because food particles can hide in them attracting the pests.
  4. Cracks: Many types of roaches enter your home through cracks from the outside. They will squeeze through doors and windows and make a new home in your home. Check the area around your kitchen for cracks, holes and gaps and don’t forget to check your weather stripping around all doors and windows.

Do you think you have a pest control problem? Whether you have ants, roaches, mosquitoes or rodents, we will fix your Pest Problem. Every day you wait can make pests even harder to eradicate. Contact Terminix today for reliable Pest Control.

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