1. Deny them access to any food and water
Regularly wipe clean your kitchen food store and cabinets. Remove all sources of food and any
food remains. You can opt for clean mopping your house before retiring to sleep because they
are mostly active at night. Cover any containers where you store water. Remember that
cockroaches can stay for a whole week without food but can’t make it without water even on a
2. Seal all the entry points
To deny the roaches’ access to your premise is very essential in preventing infestation. These
include gaps around pipes, drains and common walls with neighboring properties. Plug any tiny
crack around skirting boards and behind electrical sockets to reduce potential hiding areas.
3. Eliminate their hiding places
Varnish or paint wood shelves to seal them, and wipe them clean regularly. Sealing the cracks
and crevices reduces the places a cockroach can hide. Alternatively, you could replace your
wooden shelves with ones made from plastic or metal.
Since cockroaches release a pheromone in their droppings which signals the others that they
have a safe harborage, ensure that you remove old newspapers and magazines, unused cardboard
boxes and whatever form of clutter from the floor or bottom of cupboards. Shelves
4. Maintain high standards of cleanliness
Properly seal your refuse bin and dispose off the garbage on a daily basis. Clean kitchen sinks and
bathroom cabinets. But remember, however, clean your premise is, you can still have an
infestation. Therefore follow all the above tips in combination with high standards of cleanliness.
If worse comes to worst, you can always contact Professional cockroach control experts for
complete eradication. Avoid DIY chemical control as it may because you more harm than good.