Now is the Time to Think About Cockroach Prevention in Kansas  

3/19/2019


a creepy crawling cockroach in a kansas home
It's always around this time of year that cockroaches are in the forefront of people's minds and prevention becomes necessary. No one wants vile cockroaches invading their homes. Not only are they scary and cause for anxiety, but they put families at risk for disease. Not to mention how a cockroach sighting in your home can damage your good reputation, even though cockroaches can invade even the cleanest of homes. So, while you're starting your spring cleaning, add cockroach prevention to your to-do list.

How Cockroaches Get In

If you are wondering why they invade in larger numbers in the spring, there are a variety of reasons. Cockroaches like warm temperatures that exceed 70°F. Add moisture and food to those warm temperatures, and they will be right at home. 
 
Cockroaches find their way inside in a number of ways:
  • Small cracks and crevices in exterior walls, foundations, door frames, and windows.
  • Utility entrances, broken vents, damaged screens, and gaps around drains and pipes. 
We often attract cockroaches to our homes without meaning to. These pests are attracted to a few different food sources, such as:
  • Dropped crumbs.
  • Uncovered food.
  • Garbage.
  • Food particles in a sink.
  • Sticky countertops. 
Cockroaches like sewage and tend to hide out around toilets, dripping faucets, leaky pipes, paper bags, cardboard, newspaper, and clutter.

How to Prevent Cockroaches

There area few things we can be aware of as we begin spring cleaning that will help us to repel cockroaches from our homes. 
 
In order to prevent cockroaches, you will need to take the steps listed below:
  • Seal off all potential entry points.
  • Fix broken vents and screens.
  • Keep foods stored in sealed containers.
  • Clean up spills immediately.
  • Take out your trash on a regular basis.
  • Avoid leaving dirty dishes in the sink for long periods of time. 
Even after all of the above, in the end, it is best to call on the cockroach professionals at Schendel Pest Services in Kansas. With this step, you will be proactively preventing unnecessary illnesses like salmonella, typhoid, cholera, gastroenteritis, and dysentery.
 
Many people don’t get the help they need to prevent cockroaches before it’s too late, or they ignore the signs of a cockroach infestation and end up with a huge problem on their hands. Do-it-yourself methods can be costly, time-consuming, messy, dangerous, and don’t they get rid of the entire cockroach problem.

Professional Help is the Best Solution

Call us today at Schendel Pest Services for more information about our effective solutions for cockroach prevention and control. Perhaps you would be interested in one of our year-round pest control programs that can solve all of your pest problems. Right now is the time to think about cockroach prevention in Kansas.



 

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