Keeping Cockroaches Out of the Kitchen This Holiday Season
December 6, 2018
With the holiday season now upon us in Lewisville, many people are making plans for family vacations, meals, and holiday events. Family members are gathering together to share meals and memories, which is why it’s no surprise that many people are focused on how to make this holiday season as wonderful as it can be. However, one thing many people forget to think about is the fact that fall and winter bring many unwanted pest intruders to our homes. Cockroaches are on that list of intruders, rising to the top as one of the most disturbing pests of the season.
Cockroaches prefer hiding spaces that are warm, moist and dark—but are often drawn to homes during the holidays because of the massive amounts of food cooked and brought by relatives and family members. It’s a given that more people sharing and serving family meals means there is a stronger likelihood that food and drink items could be dropped or spilled. On top of that, leftovers are often left sitting out on counters for hours, and half-eaten plates of food are thrown into the trash bin. Cockroaches take advantage of the fact that we are distracted by the excitement of the holiday season and feed on the food that we’ve prepared for our family—often going undetected for extended periods of time within the homes of Lewisville residents.
The holiday season can be very stressful as it is, but there are some preventative measures you can take to ensure that cockroaches don’t add any stress this year.
- Clean up food and drink spills as soon as they happen.
- Make sure you take out your trash regularly and keep the trash bin sealed.
- Minimize entry points such as foundation cracks and torn window screens by repairing those areas.
- Keep your home clean by sweeping and vacuuming regularly.
- Reduce moisture within your home by fixing faulty faucets and leaking pipes.
- Remove the clutter in your home to prevent cockroaches from having places to hide.
- Clear wood, brush, and leaf piles away from the exterior walls of your home.
These preventive steps are all great ways to keep some cockroaches from entering and living in your home, but the only permanent solution to eliminating cockroaches from your Lewisville home is to contact a pest professional from Adams Exterminating Company. The professionals at Adams understand that each cockroach situation is unique, which is why our highly trained technicians work with you to find the best way to remove each and every cockroach living in your home. Reach out to Adams Exterminating Company today for more information on our residential pest control services, or to request a free home estimate.