Cockroaches are common insect pests found all over the world. They are characterised by the fact that they can withstand all kinds of environments as long as they have access to food and water. For this reason, it is not easy to get rid of them once they show up in the home.

Have you come across cockroaches at home? They may gain access through cracks or small holes in pipes, nooks in the kitchen or bathroom, or even through windows or under doors. Once inside the home, cockroaches seek out somewhere to hide and, if the worst comes to the worst, even build their nests. That is why it is of the utmost importance to prevent them from gaining entry and to get rid of them if they have already made their way inside the home.

How to prevent a cockroach infestation?  

  • Ensure that food is stored in hermetically sealed containers.
  • Cover pet feeders and clean up food scraps to avoid attracting insects.
  • Cover up all the holes and cracks a cockroach can get through.
  • Regularly clean the home, in particular the grease in the kitchen; avoid storing food scraps and vacuum up the areas where there is dust build up.

What should I do if cockroaches get into my home?

If, in spite of all the preventive measures, cockroaches manage to find their way into your home, there are different ways to go about getting rid of them.

  • Leave out cockroach traps whether or not you have insects in the home, in order to prevent them from gaining entry
  • Always have a fast-acting insecticide on hand for crawling insects. If a cockroach finds its way in, it will be killed immediately
  • Combine prevention with a permanent insecticide; this will prevent these bugs from showing up again any time soon
  • In the event of serious infestation, get in touch with a pest control specialist


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