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West Chester's Ultimate Cockroach Prevention Guide 

January 16, 2020

 

We face a variety of malicious pests here in West Chester, but these hard-shelled, filth-loving arthropods are by far the worst of the worst. No matter the specific species you encounter, cockroaches are a plentiful, hardy, and even deadly pest. Our area of Pennsylvania is home to three distinct species of cockroaches: the German cockroach, Oriental cockroach, and American cockroach. Each species varies slightly in size, color, and preferred food type, but all of them can and will inflict damage to your home, family, and wallet in a variety of ways. Because of the dangers and tenacity of this household pest, the best way to keep them out of the house is with a strong prevention plan.

Conquering The Cockroaches: Prevention From All Angles

Prevention should be a helpful middleman between your professional pest control treatments and personal home maintenance plan. With this in mind, preventing cockroaches from entering the home will operate in a three-dimensional manner.

A good starting point for cockroach prevention begins with routine deep cleaning. This maintenance includes scrubbing under heavy appliances, washing out the corners of the cupboards, and cleaning out the garage at least once a year. Cockroaches are highly attracted to food scents, which is why it is so important to clean up food messes as soon as they happen. Even the best housekeepers can miss things that can attract cockroaches, so don't be afraid to enlist the help of your family and friends when you're ready to dive in.

two cockroaches crawling on a surface in the kitchen inside of a home in west chester pennsylvania

You must also protect the structure of the home against the threat of a roach invasion. Do your best to seal up all cracks and gaps in the foundation, around pipes, and other areas where these ½ inch pests could squeeze their way inside. Investing in some additional screening over outdoor vents is another great way to protect yourself from pest infestations of all kinds.

If you believe cockroaches are already in your home, prevention methods will no longer be enough to stop an infestation. Schedule your free inspection with Moyer now to get an accurate reading on the extent of the problem from a qualified pest technician in your area.

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It goes without saying that cockroaches are a dangerous and formidable pest. In fact, no amount of over-the-counter products, sticky tapes, or natural remedies can completely eradicate cockroaches from your home. If cockroaches somehow find a way inside despite your efforts, your next best course of action is to contact the professionals at Moyer Pest Control immediately. Give us a call today and request a professional pest control plan that's right for you.

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