Keeping Roaches at Bay This Fall

October 20, 2017By

Some people say that cockroaches will survive the apocalypse. And perhaps it’s because these creepy crawlers are smart – especially when the temperatures in Southeast Louisiana and Mississippi start to drop. As fall approaches and our weather gets more mild, cockroaches like to set up shop – in your home!

Cockroaches are known to multiply, meaning if you find one, you know there’s more. And who wants that?

Here are some tips to keeping cockroaches outside of your home, where they belong.

  • Check Old Pest Gazette and Our Website for Fall Tips

With 60 years of experience in the Southeast Louisiana and Mississippi areas, we’ve collected a wealth of information by sharing old copies of the Pest Gazette and adding other relevant content to our website. Take advantage of these resources, especially our tips for fighting roach infestations in the fall.

  • Keep Those Leaf Piles Away from Your Home

If you’re like most in the South, you’ve likely planted shady trees around your home to help cool down the interior of your houses on hot and humid summer days. But as those tree leaves fall, cockroaches like to hide in them. If leaf piles are near your home, these roaches may migrate from outside to inside.

  • Check The Height of Your Garden Mulch

Garden mulch is a great way to fight against weeds and add to the curb appeal of your home. But, insects live in the mulch, including cockroaches. If your mulch is too high, these roaches can move from the mulch into your house through tiny cracks in your house’s structure. So, always make sure your mulch is at an appropriate height, especially in the fall.

  • Clean Your Gutters

Gutters are known to collect leaves and storm debris, not only making it harder for storm water to exit your roof, but also for providing shelter to cockroaches. And because gutters are right by your home’s eaves, they make the perfect highway for cockroaches to come from the outside of your home to the inside. Cleaning your gutters regularly is a great way to prevent cockroaches from living in them.

  • Store Your Food Properly

We all get hungry, even cockroaches. If you’re not properly storing your food, fruit and sugar in zipped bags, cockroaches can smell these substances and head straight to them!

While the above 5 tips are great preventative measures you can take to keep your home cockroach-free, none of them are a guarantee. The best way to keep roaches out of your home is to have regular pest control service, about once a quarter, so that you can rest assured you don’t have any additional “pets” living among you!

To inquire about our regular pest control maintenance program, call us today at (800) 391-2565.

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