Cockroaches are among the most common pests in many homes and other buildings. At night, they search for food in kitchens, food storage places, garbage cans, and drains. Some people may become allergic to cockroaches after frequent exposure! As anyone that has seen one can attest, roaches can walk very fast!
As also in football, the best offense with roaches is a really GOOD DEFENSE!
Heavy infestations of cockroaches can be dealt with by chemical, and low numbers by baiting.
Here are a few pointers to continue managing your personal environment.
Keep your kitchen clean – food should be stored in tightly covered containers. All areas have to be kept clean so that no particles of food or organic matter remain. Remember to keep the lid on your garbage can, and empty it if possible daily.
Basements should be kept dry and free of accessible food and water.
Be sure to check grocery bags dirty clothing, and furniture before taking them into your home.