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What Attracts Cockroaches to a Clean Home?

What Attracts Cockroaches to a Clean Home?

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4 Apr

What Attracts Cockroaches to a Clean Home?

If you’re finding cockroaches in your clean home, it could be the result of many factors. At Accurate Pest Control, Inc., our pest control experts in Plantation know a lot about what attracts cockroaches into a residence and we want to help you learn more about it!

A messy home is not the only cause of the pesky critters finding their way into your home. So, if you’re seeing cockroaches in your clean home, the following are the top possible causes. 

Where You Live

Florida is known for its high population of palmetto bugs, also known as American cockroaches. As a result, as a Florida resident, you will experience some cockroaches even if you keep your home tidy. Georgia and Alabama are two other states that have a high population of palmetto bugs. Fortunately, if you keep your home clean, they won’t stick around for long.

Unknown Openings in Your Home

It’s common for cockroaches to sneak into your home through an open door, but to be on the safe side, check your home for possible openings that need repair. Because of their flexible exoskeleton, cockroaches can flatten themselves and get into even the smallest crack. Check your walls and dryer vents for possible cracks or holes. If there is a gap between your floor and outside door, seal it up. If you have a window air conditioner, make sure it’s properly fitted in the window. You should also check any mesh window screens for small tears.

If you live in South Florida and there are unknown cracks and holes in your home, you may be experiencing problems already. If that’s the case, contact us for pest control services in Plantation. Our technicians use the latest technology to eliminate pests and prevent them from re-entering a home.

Leaking Pipes and/or Clogged Gutters

Cockroaches are constantly in search of water. If you have a leaky pipe or faucet, over time you may experience a cockroach infestation, as this creates a hospitable environment for them. If you’re only experiencing a few cockroaches, it’s important to fix those leaks before the problem becomes untenable.

Clogged gutters can also attract cockroaches to your property. When this happens, it’s only a matter of time until they get inside.

We offer comprehensive pest control services in Plantation, and we’ve discovered the key to keeping the interior of your home free of cockroaches is a treatment around the exterior perimeter of your home and other conducive areas. This may include:

  • nearby trees and bushes
  • trash areas
  • fences
  • under the eaves
  • around doors and windows

Your Backyard 

Roaches will come into your yard in search of the same things that attract them into your homes:

  • shelter
  • food
  • water

Make sure the exterior of your trash and recycling bins are clean and that lids are properly secure. If you feed animals outside, it’s important to clear the backyard of all food and water sources. These will attract rodents as well as cockroaches.

If your downspouts and gutters aren’t clean, the moisture will attract cockroaches and other pests. It’s recommended that you clean your gutters at least twice a year and clean any sticks, leaves, and debris out of your downspouts.

Keep a Clean Home

As you may already know, the easiest way to keep cockroaches out of your home is by keeping it clean.

  1. Wash dishes and put away all food after meals.
  2. Clean crumbs and spills.
  3. Take out the garbage regularly.
  4. Clean the stovetop.
  5. Seal all food that’s outside of the refrigerator.
  6. Mop regularly.

Our pest control services in Plantation will be there when you need us, but general upkeep is your number one solution to pest control.

Contact Accurate Pest Control, Inc.

We are a family-owned and operated business with several locations throughout the state of Florida. When it comes to pest control in Plantation, we don’t have a one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, we offer customized pest control programs for your specific needs. Your satisfaction is important to us, which is why we provide fast service, ensuring our technicians arrive on a job site within 1 to 3 hours after they’re called. 

To make sure the job is done right the first time, our team will come back between scheduled services and re-treat your home to control covered pests at no additional cost to you. Contact us today at  (954) 945-9154 for assistance.