Roaches in House:
6 Reasons Why the Pesky Roaches Can Thrive in Your Clean House
Nobody wants roaches in their house roaming around freely and contaminating their food; and the moment they spot roaches in their kitchen or anywhere, they indulge in impulsive cleaning and obsessive mopping, but they barely succeed in completely eradicating these pesky pests from their house.
This left us wondering what is in our house that is inviting roaches and they aren’t deterred by all the cleaning. Well, the following could be the reasons roaches are invading your clean house:
#1. Grimy corners
When it’s about cleaning, we mop the floor and apply disinfectant there but usually leave the places most loved by cockroaches. They love to hide and that too in corners, small crevices, and hard-to-reach areas.
Grease drippings and splatters behind stoves and oven, spillage and food particles under fridge might be inviting roaches to your kitchen. So, you have to regularly clean these not so usual places to get rid of these annoying pests.
#2. Unsecured pantry
Sometimes we clean the kitchen and wipe off the grime and crumbs on the floor but forget that open food items in the pantry are the real treat for roaches. Always store food items in tight plastic containers, it will help you in keeping cockroaches away from your place.
#3. Damp areas
Like all living creatures, roaches need water to survive and sometimes in their quest for water they invade your house. If there are leaking pipes and standing water around your house, it’ll be heaven for roaches, and they won’t hesitate to come in and take pleasure from it. Not only stagnant water, even your pet’s water bowl, but condensation from air conditioner and refrigerator will also be enough to attract roaches.
Cockroaches love to live in dark places, and if these dark places happen to be damp too, these will be high-end resorts for roaches to live in. Therefore areas in your house like basements, dresser in the washroom, and cabinet under kitchen sink are ideal places for cockroaches to live. Look out at these places when devising a cockroach extermination program.
#4. Other cockroach delicacies than food
Roaches don’t just thrive on basic food items, trash, and stinky food debris but practically they can eat almost anything that’s around them. No matter what situation they are, they’ll somehow find something to munch upon. These pesky pests can even eat stuff like cardboard, book bindings, leather, wallpaper paste, grease, soap, toothpaste, feces and even human hair.
So, it might be an abundance of such stuff which are luring roaches into your home. The worst fact about them is that they can survive without food for up to 6 weeks, so eliminating their food sources won’t be much effective unless you try stringent means to get rid of them.
“Always store food items in tight plastic containers, it will help you in keeping cockroaches away from your place.”
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#5. Messy garden
No matter how clean and hygienic your house is, if you have a messy garden, with overgrown grass and bushes then you should not be surprised with the presence of roaches as these will be providing perfect hideouts for the bugs.
Cockroaches invade any place in search of three things; food, water, and shelter. Overgrown grass and bushes will provide dark shelter to the roaches, whereas standing water in flower pots, gutters and birdbaths will be enough for roaches to quench their thirst. Roaches aren’t specific about food so that they will fill themselves from the leaves litter, mulch or any such thing around.
#6. Cracks and Crevices
Cracks and crevices in walls are ideal places for roaches to hide as they love to be in close contact with solid structures. Not only these, but roaches will also consider any gaps between electrical installation and walls (like air conditioner, refrigerator, etc) as their own home because it’s providing them much needed shelter, darkness and damp surroundings to thrive on. Fill any such gaps, cracks, and leakages in pipes to eradicate sources for roaches to live upon.***