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How To Roach-Proof Your New Castle County Home For The Summer

April 23, 2019

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No one likes the idea of a cockroach infestation. These big bugs are loathed by most and feared by many---for good reasons too. Cockroaches are dangerous pests that can transmit a laundry list of illnesses to the people whose homes they infest. If you’d like to keep them out of your New Castle County home this summer, you’ll need to know how to roach proof your house.

Why Roaches Become Problematic in the Summer

While different types of roaches have different habits, most have this in common: They don’t like extreme cold or extreme heat. In the winter, they might try to find their way inside, but they’ll typically remain mostly dormant until the weather warms up.

In the spring and summer when the temperatures get hot and dry, roaches will look for relief within the cooler confines of your New Castle County home. If you have areas in your house with high moisture levels, they’ll like it all the better.

The problem with getting roaches in your home at this time of year is that they are a serious health concern. They enjoy spending their time in the dirtiest places you can imagine, sewers, garbage bins, toilets, sink drains... you get the idea. While these places are full of germs all year long, the warm weather only helps those germs multiply.

After cockroaches have visited these unsanitary areas, they walk around your home, over your countertops, and through your food stores, contaminating everything they come in contact with.

How to Prevent Cockroaches From Invading Your New Castle County Home This Summer

You can take steps to make your home less attractive to cockroaches and less likely to be infested. These include:

  • Sealing all cracks, gaps, and holes around the outside of your home.
  • Keeping outdoor garbage bins tightly covered.
  • Removing indoor garbage frequently.
  • Keeping all food stored in airtight containers or in the refrigerator or freezer.
  • Cleaning your counters and dishes as soon as they’re dirty.
  • Sweeping and vacuuming regularly.
  • Inspecting boxes and bags for roaches before bringing them into your home.
  • Checking for water leaks in and around your home and immediately fixing them.

Using the year-round pest protection provided by Moyer Pest Control.

What to Do if Roaches Get in Your New Castle County Home

Roaches are nearly impossible to eliminate on your own, so if you discover one or more in your home, the best thing to do is call Moyer Pest Control. We can eliminate your roach problem and ensure that it doesn’t happen again.

Our pest control technicians have the training and tools necessary to efficiently take care of your roach problem. Give us a call today!

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