Are Cockroaches Hiding in Your Home?

Few things are more frustrating or cringe-worthy than a roach infestation. These persistent pests will make themselves at home in your kitchen, bathroom, and other living spaces as they search for food. Unfortunately, they multiply fast – intensifying the problem. If you’re tired of sharing your home with these disgusting critters, the best pest control at the Lake of the Ozarks has listed some of the most common hiding places in your home where cockroaches may be taking shelter.

Your Cabinets
If you think that cockroaches can’t penetrate cabinets, you are wrong. They can easily sneak into cabinets and even your pantry to feast on any food or crumbs they find. It’s important to regularly clean your pantry and cabinets in order to make them less attractive for cockroaches and other pesky critters. You could also store food items like pasta and pet food in plastic, air-tight containers. This will deter bugs from getting into your food items.

Your Computer
This may be a weird hiding spot, but if you’ve ever eaten while on your computer, there’s a good chance that crumbs have fallen through your keyboard and get stuck beneath the keys. While it may seem harmless, some cockroaches are actually small enough and can squeeze through those tiny gaps on your keyboard. This means that they can set up base camp in your computer or keyboard. You can make your electronics less attractive to cockroaches by not eating while you are using the computer. It’s also important to regularly clean your keyboard with canned air.

Your Furniture
If you think that your couch is comfy, there’s a good chance that cockroaches think the same thing. Cockroaches will sometimes camp out inside of your couch. It’s even more likely if you tend to drop crumbs or other food particles while you are sitting on your couch. It’s bad enough that they might be living in your couch, but cockroaches can lay eggs in or even on your furniture. You can help prevent cockroaches in your couch by routinely vacuuming your couch, not eating on your couch, and by checking wood furniture for egg casings that need to be cleared away.

In and Around Pipes
Pipes that run throughout your home are located in dark places and cockroaches love dark places. If you want to make sure that cockroaches aren't making their new home in your pipes or drains, you can regularly check them to make sure that there are no drips or leaks. You should also seal any cracks or holes around plumbing that leads to the outdoors. This will help limit cockroaches access points.

Nooks and Crannies
Homes of all sizes have crevices that can make the perfect hiding spot for cockroaches. This could include trim and baseboards, the back of picture frames, and places in your home that have too much “junk”. You should inspect your home to make sure all cracks are sealed and your trim is flush with the wall.

Contact the Best Exterminators at the Lake of the Ozarks
If you’re unsure if you have any cockroaches hiding out in your home, give the best pest control at the Lake of the Ozarks a call. Knowing that you have a trained professional taking care of your cockroach problem or preventing a cockroach problem will put your mind at ease. Give Best Pest Control a call today. 


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