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Date Posted: September 14, 2016
Category: Cockroaches, Pest Prevention Tips

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Cockroaches, everybody wants to avoid them, but how do you? How do you make sure that your home stays free from invading, disease-ridden cockroaches? At Big Blue Bug Solutions, we feel as strongly about cockroaches as you do. We don’t want them in your home either; and because of this, we have some facts for you about cockroaches along with a list of the top 5 ways to avoid a cockroach infestation in your Rhode Island, Massachusetts, or Connecticut home.

Let’s start with why everyone is so anti-cockroach. Well, one of the biggest reasons is bacteria, lots and lots of bacteria. Cockroaches travel through and eat some pretty gross stuff: garbage, sewer sludge, and excrement, to name a few. All of the bacteria cockroaches are crawling through sticks onto their bodies and legs; and once they are in your home, so are all of those bacteria. Cockroaches also leave behind shed skins and feces which can trigger serious allergic reactions and/or cause asthma attacks in some people, especially in young children.

Basically, what Big Blue Bug Solutions is trying to convey when it comes to cockroaches is that they are filthy creatures that invade homes in large numbers, contaminate food sources and your home with bacteria and disease, and are difficult to eliminate because they breed quickly and hide in hard to reach areas. Cockroaches need to be prevented in your home! Listed below are some very good ways to help make sure your home has the best possible chance to stay cockroach free.

5 ways to avoid cockroaches:

  • Cockroaches tend to congregate around areas of moisture; because of this, it is important to fix any leaky pipes, fixtures, sinks, and/or tubs in your home.

  • Purchase lidded trash cans for the interior and exterior of your home. Make sure that all trash is regularly removed from your property; do not let trash build up. It is also very important to routinely clean and sanitize all trash cans.

  • Routinely clean crumbs and spills that are found behind large appliances like refrigerators and ovens, along with the areas found along and underneath baseboards.

  • Store food found in pantry and kitchen areas in either glass, metal, or plastic containers that have airtight lids. Do not leave food out on counters and tables or leave dirty dishes in the sink for long periods of time.

  • Seal cracks and crevices found in walls, around electrical outlets, windows, and in pipes and cabinets; cockroaches like to live and hide throughout your home in these areas.

Despite you best efforts, if prevention measures fail in the tough battle against cockroaches, the best way to quickly and effectively get rid of a cockroach infestation from your Connecticut, Rhode Island, or Massachusetts home is with professional help. At Big Blue Bug Solutions, our residential pest control programs are equipped to solve any cockroach problem. Our professionals are trained, experienced, and have the products needed to get rid of any and all cockroaches found living in your home. With our professional cockroach control service you will have the peace of mind to know that all cockroaches have been eliminated from your home’s kitchen, pantry, bathroom, and any other area in a manner that is safe for you and your family!

For more information about Big Blue Bug Solutions’ residential pest control services, give us a call today. We would love to work with you to solve any pest problem, even the problems caused by the dreaded cockroach!

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