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Preventing Cockroaches in your Home or Business

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Cockroaches are commonly referred to as roaches. These disease-carrying insects can invade your home or business. Not only can these nasty bugs transfer diseases to people, but their feces can be harmful to anyone that suffers from breathing or respiratory illnesses. It is obvious that no one wants roaches in their home or business, but you may unknowingly be attracting them inside.

Here are some tips for preventing cockroaches in your home or business:

Keep up with maintenance

All structures, be it a home or business, requires routine maintenance. From sealing up cracks and crevices to repairing weather stripping, and more, maintenance is an ongoing project for property owners. Roaches can easily find their way into your home or business through the tiniest space. And, usually where there is one – there are many more! To eliminate these entry points, be sure to replace weather stripping around doors and windows to ensure a snug seal. Also, you may need to seal up other areas such as cracks or holes in your foundation, pipes, and wiring. Sometimes, a professional may be needed to seal these areas properly.

Clean the dishes

Leaving dirty dishes in the sink or in other areas of your home or business can be an instant attraction for roaches or other pests. Resist the urge to leave dirty dishes lying around or even in your sink. Wash your dishes and put them away or rinse and put in the dishwasher. This goes for that break room, too! Employees should be picking up after themselves and not leaving dirty dishes or food lying around in the break room. Also, store food in properly sealed containers to avoid attracting pests. Avoid eating in areas of your home or office other than the designated eating areas. And, even then, keep these areas clean afterward.

Keep a clean home or office

Roaches love clutter. Piles of paperwork or boxes, books, magazines, and the like are ideal hangouts for roaches. Too much clutter is difficult to clean around, which means you are not keeping your home or office as clean as it should be in attempts to ward off roaches and other pests.

Office workers, this goes for you, too! Avoid keeping boxes of files or clutter lying around your cubicle or office. Store these items away in the proper storage facilities, if possible. Office workers should also try to limit the amount of clutter in their offices or cubicles as well. Keep these areas clean of free of food spills.

Roach Prevention and Treatment in Cordova

Roaches are difficult to eliminate from your home or business. If you see one or two, the chances are that there are many more hiding under furniture or appliances, or even in the walls and flooring. While there are many DIY roach treatments available in stores, these solutions simply are not as effective as a professional treatment.

If you are in need of pest control services or a termite inspection, call AAA Termite and Pest Control today at (901) 737-7378. We provide pest control services to homes and businesses in Cordova, and Memphis, Tennessee.