5 Tips to Keep Cockroaches Out of Your Apartment

If you live in an apartment complex, there's a good chance that you share a home with other residents who aren't people. Cockroaches are among the most hated pests that house and apartment owners encounter, and extermination is a must. 

If you don't take proper steps, cockroaches are dirty pests that can quickly take over your apartment.

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What Are Cockroaches?

Cockroaches are dangerous to your health in addition to being filthy. Particularly in children, cockroach droppings can set off allergies and aggravate asthma symptoms. They can spread 33 different types of bacteria, parasitic worms, and at least seven other human infections, in addition to being able to spread disease. 

Unfortunately, cockroaches are more likely present if your neighbour doesn't keep up with regular cleaning and if you live in an apartment complex. Cockroaches like warm, humid places where they can get food and water quickly. Getting rid of these conditions can help reduce cockroach populations.

Cockroaches are not a DIY pest problem. If you have an infestation, contact a qualified pest control specialist who can identify the species and suggest an action plan.

You may leave the day and its events behind you and relax in the sanctuary that is your apartment. Your bed is where you go to unwind and recharge your batteries. But cockroaches, notorious freeloaders, can also make themselves at home there. 

Roaches are especially problematic in flats because of the tight quarters. However, you can take measures to reduce the number of cockroaches in your home.

1. Clean Frequently

Cockroaches have a particular fondness for grime and muck. Roaches like to live in apartments because there is a lot of food and shelter. However, if the building isn't appropriately maintained, bugs will find it an ideal site to set up shop.

Although you have little control over your neighbours' tidiness, you can take steps to maintain a clean environment in your flat. This is good news for you because frequent cleaning helps eliminate food sources for roaches. 

Keep food and trash sealed and stored at night, and take out the garbage frequently. Maintaining a neat and orderly home is a good practice in general. In any case, roaches exist to eat anything, including wallpaper paste, so it's not like they're picky eaters.

2. Vacuum Frequently

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Cockroaches can have a lot of babies quickly. One egg case can turn into as many as 50 new insects when it hatches. You should get out the vacuum cleaner and go to work if you want to reduce the roach population in your flat. More than that, you should not merely vacuum the surface. 

The best way to get rid of their eggs is to use the various attachments for your vacuum to reach every nook and cranny. After giving your apartment a once over, empty the contents of your vacuum into a garbage bag. Take it outside.

3. Treat and trap

There are numerous entry points for roaches in a home. Any openings or crevices in the building are a potential entry point. You can treat and seal your baseboards to make it less likely that roaches will stay longer than they should. 

Sprinkling diatomite earth very thinly around baseboards, outlets, and cracks is another safe method to prevent pests. A little of this goes a long way in dehydrating insects.

You can chemically exterminate roaches, but trapping them is another option. You can buy roach bait traps from a store or make your own using citrus pulp, brown sugar, cornmeal, and boric acid. Put the traps in the entry points where you think the roaches are coming in.

4. ReduceSurces of Moisture

Damp areas draw cockroaches for the same reason that they are attracted to filth and grime. It is common to enter homes and apartments via a sink or shower drain. 

Covering your drains at night and when you're away from home is an excellent solution. Make sure to empty the sink or bathtub after using it.

Notify your landlord right away if you discover a leak in your apartment. Cockroaches love the dark, wet, and cozy circumstances that leaky environments provide.

5. Hire a pest control company

Do you still need help dealing with a roach infestation? With the help of a pest control company in St. Catharines, you can eliminate roaches and a wide range of other unwanted guests. Get in touch with us if you need quick and easy pest control. 

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In addition, keep checking back here on our blog for further information on how to control insect populations.

Bottom Line

In summary, cockroaches are dangerous, but they are preventable. If you have an infestation, call a professional pest control expert. They can help you determine what kind of pests you have and what to do about them.

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