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How To Get Rid Of Roaches On Your Tucson Property

October 15, 2021 - Cockroaches

What is something that, if you saw it, it would shock you? Most people are taken off guard by things they don’t expect to see, like a snake in a river or a cockroach skittering across the kitchen floor. Speaking of cockroaches, these pests regularly shock homeowners around Tucson.

To make things worse, cockroaches also threaten residents with sickness and breathing problems. If you suspect your home has an active infestation and are looking for a good way to get these pests out, here are some methods to make your home less attractive and accessible to these pests.

Clean Up Your Living Areas

Roaches don’t need a home to be dirty to want to live indoors; however, it certainly does help them find places to hide and food to eat. We recommend that you start by thoroughly cleaning your living areas. This should include washing under appliances, wiping down inside cabinets and pantries, and cleaning other hard-to-reach areas.

Once things are spick and span, do your best to keep things clean. Wash dishes daily, clean floors at least once a week, put your trash out as bins fill up, and pick up food messes and drink spills as they occur.

Keep Up With Your Lawn & Landscaping

Most cockroaches invade yards before they invade homes. To make your lawn and landscaping less attractive to these invasive pests, keep your grass cut short, trim your bushes as needed, and clear up brush, branches, and other debris to create a five-foot clear and dry zone around your home’s exterior.

Seal Your Home’s Exterior

One great way to prevent cockroaches is to seal off entry points they might use to get indoors. This is done in a few different ways:

  • Use a caulking gun to seal off gaps, holes, and cracks in the exterior foundation of your home.
  • Make sure all of your exterior doors are protected with weatherstripping and door sweeps.
  • Repair windows and doors that are not seated properly and have visible gaps and spacing.
  • Fix damaged window and door screens and do your best to keep unscreened doors and windows closed.

Address Moisture Problems

Cockroaches love moisture and regularly hide inside rooms that are humid or have available water sources. Address moisture issues inside and around your home by cleaning out your gutters and making sure they are in good working condition, repairing damaged piping and fixtures, using a dehumidifier indoors, and eliminating sources of water buildup.

Reduce Food Attractants

Cockroaches find food in a variety of places around homes. They will eat leftovers off stovetops, scraps inside trash cans, and consume stains made by sugary beverages. To make sure roaches aren’t finding food around your living areas, store leftovers, pet food, and opened boxes of food inside of airtight containers, make sure your trash cans have tight-fitting lids. Pick up fruits, vegetables, and other produce that drops into your yard.

Get In Touch With A Pest Control Professional

Most people do not have the time, energy, or patience to control roaches on their own. If you are looking for a simple and effective solution to get and keep these pests out of your home, you need help from the professionals at Rigo Pest Prevention. Our team of trained technicians will identify current roach threats inside your living areas, eliminate existing pest pressures, and then establish a defensive barrier to keep future invaders outside where they belong.

Call today to discuss our pest control options or to have any of your pest-related questions answered. We will walk you through all of your questions and concerns and find a time to have your Tucson property serviced for cockroaches.