German cockroaches are most common roaches in restaurants, homes and hotels among other areas. As long as the place is humid and has food in plenty, then the cockroaches can thrive. The trouble with the cockroaches is that one egg capsule is enough to give you a major infestation in your home.
Apart from emitting pathogens that can be dangerous to your health, cockroaches can be unsightly and can be an indication of unsanitary home or workplace. They mostly come out at night but they can be spotted in during daytime and this can ruin your reputation or image before your customers or guests. Luckily there are a few sanitation tips that can help you keep them off your property. Even when you hire professional pest control services, sanitation makes part of the program so that the treatment is effective enough in ensuring that you do not suffer future infestations.
1. Remove your trash from the house or empty them every day so there are no food sources for the German cockroaches. Leaving them hungry is a very good approach in getting rid of the infestation.
2. Clean trash dumpsters and ensure that they remain closed before your garbage is collected. You want to limit any possible access to the trash so that there is very limited food available to the pests.
3. Clean your dishes before heading to bed and ensure that you do not leave any residue on the sink strainers. A good rule is to make run hot water in your sink so you are able to keep any accumulations that could still attract the cockroaches at bay.
4. Make a point of regularly cleaning your kitchen appliances. They are prone to accumulating grease and trapping food creating good food sources for the cockroaches. Move your refrigerator, ovens, toasters and even stoves and make thorough cleans even around them to get rid of any food or grease.
5. Cover all leftovers or store them away in your refrigerator. You should also ensure that you pick up any pet food even from the feeding bowls that are easily accessible by the German cockroaches. The secret is to get rid of all food sources in your home so make sure that you also vacuum and sweep crumbs and food particles after every meal.
6. Dry everything that is possible to dry including your countertops and pet feeding dishes; you are actually better off refilling water for your pets in the morning that leaving it open for the cockroaches. You should also fix all leaking pipes around the home and let your towels dry outside whenever possible after use.
7. Come up with a way of reducing the humidity in your home especially areas such as the kitchen and the bathrooms. Let them air out more by opening the windows or put in a system that helps keep the temperatures cooler. The German cockroaches love humid areas and when you eliminate humidity you make it harder for them to survive.
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