There are some times in the year that different types of pests will start to become more of a problem. The summer is a time of year that you will notice more bees, wasps and even house flies. There are also pests such as cockroaches and crickets that become a problem in the summer as well. You want to make sure you know what you to do to keep them out of your house. The pests that are getting in your house are there for a reason. The reality is that the pests do not want to actually be around people and would rather keep away from us. They are more afraid of us then we are of them. That means that they are getting in the house for some other reason. They are able to service outside but your house may offer what they need as well making it an easy stop. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control outlines what could be attracting cockroaches to your house.
Cockroaches Eat Food in Your House
The first and most common thing that you are doing to bring pests including cockroaches in your house is food. You need food to survive and so do cockroaches. They are always in search of something that they can eat and your house has a lot of options. Some of the things that people leave out that can be attracting them are left over food that is on the counters and in the trash as well. It can also be food that is in the cupboards that has not been sealed properly. The other main source that attracts cockroaches to your house is dog or cat food that has been left out. The food that has been left out for your pet to eat when they want can be forgotten overnight and is a perfect spot for them to get a meal. You want to make sure that especially in the summer you do your best to keep food picked up.
Roaches Need Moisture to Survive
One thing that cockroaches need more that most other pests is some moisture. They need to have moisture to survive and without it they can dry out and will die. That is why you are likely to find them hiding in areas that have moisture such as bathrooms and kitchens. They also congregate outside near sprinklers and other water. You want to make sure that you keep areas that have moisture cleaned up such as towels of wet clothes.
Cockroaches Like Hiding
When it comes to pests they are always trying to find a place that they can hide, nest and have some offspring. Your house has lots of spots to hide from under cabinets and behind the fridge to name a few. You want to make sure that you do what you can to seal off areas that a pest may want to hide. You also want to be sure that you have your home treated fully by a professional pest control services to treat those areas.