Cockroaches can’t stand the cold, and they find it challenging to deal with it. This explains why their activity declines during the colder months of fall and winter. While many of these creatures die during the colder months, a large number of roaches can still manage to survive when they’re able to find shelter in a space that’s both warm and humid. They’ll take up residence in one or more rooms inside your house until the winter months are over. Since the warmer months make it ideal for cockroaches to breed, don’t be surprised if you notice an increased number of cockroach sightings in your kitchen, living room, or even your bedroom. This is why cockroach control West Palm Beach is so important.
The best way to keep those cockroaches at bay is to maintain proper sanitation. Avoid leaving out food overnight, forgetting to wash dirty dishes, failing to wipe up spilled food, or letting crumbs collect in the pantry and cabinets. It’s best to spray your kitchen counters with a disinfectant each night and make sure that you get rid of all the spilled food and grease that’s under, in, on, or behind your appliances.
Aside from the fact that it would be easier for you to clean up if you limit where you eat, restricting your food consumption to the dining area will help ensure that the cockroaches won’t invade your other daily living areas.
Make sure that you keep your food stored in sealed containers rather than just leaving them in the cardboard packages that they come in. Also, make sure that your pet bowls are emptied each night.
Look around for possible entry points such as cracks and crevices around walls, utility pipes, crawl spaces, doors, and windows. Get rid of these entry points by sealing them.
O’Hara Pest Control can help keep your house free from roaches and other types of pests. Give us a call now to schedule an inspection.