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4 Things You Can Do to Keep Cockroaches Out of Your Home or Business
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4 Things You Can Do to Keep Cockroaches Out of Your Home or Business

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Cockroaches are one of the most common household pests, and once they have infested your home or business, they can be nearly impossible to get rid of. Therefore, it's important to take preventive measures to keep them out in the first place. In this blog, we’ll discuss four basic yet crucial things that you can do to keep cockroaches out of your home or business in Nebraska. First, do not let dirty dishes pile up. Second, be sure to clean up any spills or crumbs right away. Third, keep any food in a sealed container. Lastly, sign up for a perimeter pest control service to fortify your home or business against cockroaches and other pests.

1. Don’t let dirty dishes pile up.

Cockroaches found over a sink counter in Lincoln, NE.

While no one likes scrubbing pots and pans, it is certainly preferable to having cockroaches crawling around your home or business. If you wash your dirty dishes as soon as possible after using them rather than letting them pile up in the sink, it can make a big difference when it comes to keeping out cockroaches. After all, they'll feed on any accessible morsel left out, so reducing food sources will dissuade them from searching your inside space. Not only that but it's a good habit to get into, as it keeps your home or business clean.

2. Clean up food crumbs or spills immediately.

Cockroach beside crumbs in Lincoln, NE.

A handful of cookie crumbs on the ground might not seem like a big deal, but hungry cockroaches will be able to smell them from a mile away. So, immediately cleaning up food crumbs from countertops, floors, and other places will lessen the chances of having these pests inside your home or business. Cockroaches are also attracted to liquids, namely the sugary, sticky kind. Because of this, thoroughly cleaning up any spills right away is crucial to reducing potential cockroach attractors.

3. Make sure to store any food in sealed containers.

Cockroach crawling over food in Denton, NE.

Cockroaches, like all living things, are primarily attracted to food and will go to great lengths to seek it out. Therefore, you should keep all the food in your home or business stored in sealed containers, as this can help prevent these pests from accessing it. This also includes smaller items, such as cough drops, candies, and sugar packets. Additionally, you'll want to put any pet food or treats in a tightly sealed container, as cockroaches will eat this, too.

4. Schedule a perimeter pest control service.

Technician spraying home with perimeter pest control in Lincoln, NE.

While keeping your inside space clean and sealing food in containers will help to reduce potential cockroach attractors, the most effective way to keep them out of your home or business is to schedule a perimeter pest control service. Professionals will use highly effective treatments, more so than store-bought ones, and apply them in the right areas to keep cockroaches outside where they belong. Moreover, they will reapply several times throughout the year to ensure there's never a lapse in coverage and your property stays protected.

The right pest control company will respray their treatments for free if you continue to notice cockroaches inside your home or business even after an application!

Call us today to schedule our perimeter pest control service.

If you want to keep cockroaches and other pests out of your home or business, the best way to do so is with our perimeter pest control service. At Yard Boss, we’ve been providing reliable pest control services to property owners in Lincoln, Hickman, Seward, Crete, and other nearby areas in Nebraska since 2008. With our top-quality treatments, you can rest assured that your property will be fortified against cockroaches. Call us today at (402) 418-2233 to schedule our perimeter pest control service.

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