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Three simple tips to keep your household free of cockroaches

It’s hard to imagine a more detestable insect than the cockroach. Not only do they look horrid, but they also spread disease and faeces wherever they go. It’s no wonder that you wouldn’t want to share your home with these horror-film-worthy bugs! So how do you keep your home safe from these invaders?

Clean, Clean, Clean

Cockroaches are highly attracted to starch, sugar, grease, meat and cheese. It’s important to make sure that no food is left out for them to eat. So, remember to clean up any food scraps at the end of the day. Wipe down those benches, put away those dirty dishes, and sweep the floor of any food crumbs! Additionally, vacuum your carpets at least once a week. This also ensures the removal of cockroach faeces, eggs or body parts, which are attractive to other cockroaches.

Remove sources of water

A cockroach can last up to 3 months without food but can only survive a week without water. So, ensure that there aren’t open sources of water or moisture in the house, including fixing any leaking taps or pipes!

Seal off any cracks or holes

Cockroaches can fit through the smallest of spaces, including cracks in walls or holes in cupboards. You can try sealing them up with something like caulk. By sealing off these cracks and holes, you’ll make sure no cockroaches are able to enter your property!

If you’ve followed these steps and still no luck, call Flick on 13 14 40 to see how we can help you with your pest problems!

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