STARVE ‘EM OUT
Pests will eat just about anything but they might leave you alone if you don’t provide them easy access to food!
- Seal up boxes and bags of food. Roaches love cardboard boxes and can climb into these items with ease.
- Store dry food such as cereal, flour, or sugar in plastic bags or containers.
- Immediately clean up spills and leftover crumbs.
- Clean dirty dishes right away. Pests want whatever is left of your meals.
- Keep a tight lid on trash, and empty it often. It may be trash to you, but pests see it as dinner. Place trash cans far away from a back door entrance.
- Don’t leave pet food out overnight. Pet food can stir up pests’ appetites.
Although roaches can live up to one month without food, without water – they can die in a week!
- Keep basements, attics, and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
- Always drain dish water from a sink. Because roaches can swim, a sink full of water might become the site of a roach pool party.
- Wipe water and other spilled liquids off the counter as soon as you first see it. Puddles are roach magnets.
- Fix leaky faucets, radiators, dishwashers, and washing machines.
- Empty excess water in flower pots and plant stands. A drop of water can be all a roach needs to feel satisfied.
By keeping roaches and rodents out of your home, you can prevent pests from ever becoming a problem. Pests spend most of their lives hiding. They love cracks, and can squeeze just about anywhere. Think smart, and they can’t move in on you.
- Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home including entry points for utilities and pipes.
- Keep tree branches and shrubbery well-trimmed and away from the house.
- Replace weather-stripping and repair loose mortar around foundations and windows.
- Seal cracks and openings along baseboards, behind sinks, and around pipes and windows.
- Repair holes in door and window screens to prevent insects and other pests from entering a home.
- Check boxes and bags for roaches before bringing them into a home.
- Clean up clutter, including stacks of newspapers, paper bags, and cardboard boxes. These make good hiding places for pests.
- CALL DA EXTERMINATING TODAY TO BE SURE PESTS DON’T MOVE INTO YOUR HOME!