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Guide To Cockroach Prevention
cockroach crawling on floor

There are a few different kinds of cockroaches out there, but all of them come with a stigma; a stigma that for guests and patrons can be pretty hard to look past. Cockroaches can mean trouble for both homes and businesses, and should you find one you will want to call a professional immediately because getting rid of cockroaches can be tough! Preventing cockroaches before they have invaded your home or business is the best bet, so here are a few tips to help keep them out!

  • Sealing cracks and crevices in your foundation can help keep cockroaches outside.
  • Caulk around doors and windows and install weather stripping on the bottom of exterior doors.
  • Cockroaches can enter through small openings that are often disregarded as an issue.
  • Keep garbage in cans with tight-fitting lids. Also store garbage, compost, and woodpiles away from your home.
  • Repair leaking pipes in places like basements, bathrooms and laundry rooms. Water is crucial for cockroaches, like most pests, for survival. Minimizing any moisture and leaks can help deter cockroaches.
  • Eliminate excessive moisture by running a dehumidifier.
  • Clean up spills and food mess quickly. Also, make sure to store food in containers with tight-fitting lids and never leave food on the counters.
  • Make sure to sanitize food prep areas, like countertops, often.

As mentioned, preventing cockroaches is always your best option, but sometimes they will find ways in that you didn’t. If you find a cockroach in your home and business, don’t worry, we can help! Here at Big Blue Bug Solutions, we have over 80 years of experience and knowledge as well as the tools to help and we offer both residential and commercial cockroach control to suit your specific needs. Once we assess the situation and accurately identify the pests, we will create a customized plan for you and your home or business. We will not only remove the pests and identify the conditions conducive to cockroaches, but we will also install preventative measures to help keep your property cockroach free in the future! Don’t let cockroaches take over your home or business and call Big Blue Bug Solutions today! Curious as to whether cockroach control is right for you? Call one of our professionals with any questions and we'll be happy to answer them, and don’t forget to ask about our guarantee!