One of the most common household pests that our local cockroach exterminators at Genie Pest Control find in kitchens is cockroaches. These horrid little pests are not something that you want to have in your kitchen. Not only is seeing cockroaches scurrying across your floors and countertops enough to make anyone squeamish, but these insects also carry a number of diseases that can be harmful to the health of you, your family, and pets.
Cockroaches are scavengers that will eat almost anything organic. They are opportunistic and will take shelter anywhere that meets their needs. As they enjoy dark, moist, warm spaces and will feed on pretty much any food they can find, this makes your kitchen a prime habitat for them to thrive. However, with a few simple tips, you can ensure that your kitchen is less attractive to cockroaches and that you don’t end up sharing your kitchen space with any unwanted visitors.
Let’s take a look at a few tips you can use to make your kitchen a cockroach-free zone.
Keep A Clean Kitchen
At Genie Pest Control, our local cockroach exterminators firmly believe that the number one way to keep cockroaches out of your kitchen is to keep your kitchen clean. Wipe down all the countertops before ad after use and be sure to keep your stovetop free of crumbs and grease that could attract roaches. Avoid leaving dirty dishes lying around and, if you are using a dishwasher, make sure that you clean your filters regularly as food particles can get stuck over time.
If you have a pet at home, you need to pay attention to their food and water bowls. Staying on top of your pet duties can be very important in keeping your kitchen free of roaches. Our local cockroach exterminators suggest never leave food out in your pet’s bowl overnight as this is a sure-fire way to attract not only cockroaches but a range of other common household pests such as ants and rodents too. Wash your pest bowls before and after use and clean up the area when they are done eating.
Store Your Food In Sealed Containers
Rolling the top of a bag down and stuffing it back into an open cardboard box, will not deter cockroaches. In your kitchen, it’s essential that you store all of your food in sealed containers. Food such as cereals, rice, pasta, flour, and bread often gets stored in their original packaging which is rarely properly sealed. This is an invitation for cockroaches to venture into your home. Keep your food in sealed containers to keep cockroaches out of your food. The last thing you want is to find a cockroach in your next bowl of rice crispies.
Keep Your Kitchen Cockroach-Free Moving Forward
To maintain a cockroach-free zone in your kitchen, you must keep your space clean and tidy. If you do find cockroaches in your kitchen, it’s important that you take action by calling our local cockroach exterminators as quickly as possible, before it gets any worse. Contact us today to find out how our cockroach removal experts can help you to eliminate cockroaches from your home for good so your property is cockroach-free going forward.