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How to Get Rid of Cockroaches

Finding a cockroach scurrying through your home can be unnerving. These pests seek areas with food, moisture, and shelter. When cockroaches invade your house, you’ll want a quick and effective solution. Check out a few tips to help you keep cockroaches out of your home.

Seal Cracks & Gaps

Sealing crack with caulk

Cockroaches can easily slip into homes through small holes. Sealing these entry points will help to prevent an infestation. Check for and seal any cracks and gaps in walls, near doors and windows, and in your home’s foundation. Repair or replace torn window and door screens. Ensure weather stripping and door sweeps are in good condition.

Remove Food Sources

Pantry items in storage containers

Cockroaches aren’t too picky when it comes to food and they have no problem eating your leftovers. Vacuuming and sweeping regularly can help remove crumbs. Clean up spills and make sure there isn’t a sticky residue. Don’t leave dirty dishes in the sink. Store your food in sealed containers.

Reduce Moisture

Sink with running water

Most cockroaches are drawn to areas with moisture. Reducing moisture build-up in your home can help keep these pests away. Repair leaky pipes and faucets. Eliminate standing water in your yard. Using a dehumidifier or fan in damp areas of your house can help to minimize moisture build-up.

Eliminate Clutter

Cardboard boxes

Eliminating potential hiding spots is a great way to deter cockroaches. Items in your house can act as shelter, so keeping things clean and organized is key. Remove magazines, paper, and other items where cockroaches can hide. Cockroaches like cardboard boxes, so store your items in plastic bins instead.

Use a Plant-Based Insecticide Spray

Ant & Roach Killer

If cockroaches are in your home, you can use a plant-based insecticide spray to get rid of them. Our Ant & Roach Killer spray is made with plant essential oils. It kills cockroaches on contact and provides residual repellency. This can help to keep cockroaches out of your home.

Use a Plant-Based Insecticide Dust

Spider & Insect Dust

Dusts are another effective solution against cockroaches. Our Spider & Insect Dust can be applied in areas where cockroaches have been seen. You’ll want to make sure you apply it in cracks and crevices since cockroaches like to slip into these small areas.

Use a Bait

Roach Killer Gel Bait

When dealing with a cockroach infestation, bait can help you keep your home pest-free. Our Roach Killer Gel Bait attracts and kills cockroaches. It’s designed to allow cockroaches to consume the bait and return to the nest where other cockroaches will be exposed to it. Place bait in areas where you have seen cockroaches. This usually includes kitchens, basements, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and garages.

Making your home as unwelcoming as possible will help to keep cockroaches away. Take time to eliminate sources of food, water, and shelter. If cockroaches or other pests are bugging you, we’re here to help! Check out our Maggie’s Farm Simply Effective™ Pest Control products for a more environmentally and family-friendly solution.

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1 comment

  • Extremely well written synopsis about roaches. Maggie has done an outstanding job describing roach habits and prevention. Outstanding! They are only outside now and o ly a few. Hope to get them in nest before they get in the house. Thank You.

    Michael Garozzo

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