Roaches in Atlanta are no exception. But please do not despair. There are so many things you can do to tackle the cockroach problem.
Try the following methods of prevention:
(1) Block them at the Source
The trick to avoiding cockroaches is to not allow them to get into your home in the first place. Once in, they rapidly multiply and it is even harder to get rid of them. Cockroaches thrive in warm, moist environments that are rich in food sources. A clean house is the first step to avoiding the onslaught of roaches. Instead of allowing smelly garbage to build up in your can, take out the garbage frequently to avoid attracting these nasty pests. Also put as much stinky food down your sink's garbage disposal as possible to avoid the smell as well. One other suggestion is to make sure your outside garbage is not right up against the side of your house as roaches are more likely to be attracted to it and then find a way into your home. Before recycling paper, cans and cartons, make sure to rinse the containers properly to avoid leaving bits of juice or milk that could attract these insects.
It is also a good trick to keep your dried goods, such as flour, sugar, etc. tightly sealed so roaches cannot get in. Buy plastic containers to store cereal because sometimes the box lids do not close tightly enough after you open them.
(2) Spread Boric Acid
If you want to create even more security against cockroaches encroaching on your home, consider spreading a thin layer of Boric acid, naturally present in foods, this substance is toxic to roaches but in small amounts it is not toxic to humans.
Use a very light, thin layer of Boric acid near the trashcan and in cracks and crevices around your kitchen and house. Also put a very thin layer under the stove and refrigerator.
If you have taken all of these steps, and the critters have still found a way into your home, take heart. You are certainly not alone and it is not your home. A trained Atlanta pest control provider is your next step. They can take the necessary steps to eliminate cockroaches and their eggs from your home in an effective manner.
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