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Ridding Your Home of Roaches

There might be no bug on Earth that is more despised and vilified than the cockroach. These little critters are hated almost the world over due to the fact that they bring dirt and disease wherever they go. And once they make it into your house, it is virtually impossible to get rid of them.

Notice the word almost. It’s not impossible, but it is certainly an uphill battle. If you’re battling a roach infestation in your house, you’re probably ready to try just about anything to finally get them out. Looking for ideas? Here are some tips on how you can get rid of the roaches in your home.

Clean Up

If you have roaches, there’s a good chance it’s because you have something they want: food. If you’re not good at cleaning up after yourself, there are most likely crumbs and other messes all around your home. This literally turns your home into an all-you-can-eat buffet for roaches. To get rid of them, you have to take away their food source - namely, you and your mess. And if you don’t think you’re messy, look again. It doesn’t take a lot to feed a colony of roaches.

Towel it Up

Even more important than cleaning up food is cleaning up water. Roaches can actually go for quite some time without eating, but, like almost every animal on the planet, they need a constant source of water or they will die. Take a towel and dry out the bottom of your sinks, your washing machine and your dishwasher every single night. Try as much as possible to cut off all access to sources of water.

Fix the Cracks

Roaches are very good at hiding in tiny spots. You need to go through your house, especially the rooms you are finding roaches, and look for any and every crack, hole or seam. Find a way to seal all of these off. Without places like this to hide, roaches will start to look elsewhere for safety.

Get Help

In addition to making your home unfriendly to roaches, you also need to call in the professionals at Harbor Pest Control. Our knowledgeable team can build on the measures you’ve already taken, spraying to get rid of your roaches, while working to prevent future infestations. With all of these actions combined, you can be sure that roaches will do everything they can to stay away from your house, never to return.

So, if you’re ready to get rid of your roaches, work on the tips we’ve given you here, and contact Harbor Pest Control today!

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