Habits that Encourage Cockroach Infestations

As the saying goes, “If you see one cockroach, you can be sure there are more lurking elsewhere”. The moment you see a cockroach scurrying across your floor, you’ll want to call an exterminator to come and get rid of these nasty pests—but what exactly called them to your home in the first place?

There are many habits we practice that actually encourage cockroaches to infest our homes. Once your exterminator has deemed your home roach-free, be sure to break the following habits or risk another infestation in the near future:

Leaving Fruits Out on the Counter

It’s natural to leave out fruits on the counter as doing so helps entice your children to take a healthy treat, and gives you easy access to a quick snack. Unfortunately, fruits left out spoil easily, and nothing alerts cockroaches faster than decaying food products left out in the open. You’d best keep fruits inside the refrigerator as not to tempt cockroaches.

Keeping a Messy Yard

Cockroaches are omnivores, and have no problem eating decaying plants in your garden. During the day, these roaches are more than happy to stay inside your shed or seek refuge in any debris lying around your home. This combination can attract a large family of roaches that will take to exploring the warmth of your home when the temperature drops.

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