All of us, for some innate reason, cannot stand cockroaches. They are almost as bad as mice to many. The last thing you want to do is run across some roaches when you have to go to the bathroom at 4am.
What can you do on your own to keep these nasty pests from getting into your Albany home? If you are willing to do a little work and research, there is much you can do to keep your home safe.
First, you should walk the perimeter of your home, carefully inspecting all the walls, the foundation along the dirt line and using a caulking gun to help plug up any holes. When you are checking around pipes, ductwork or drain lines, be careful to inspect for any cracks that can allow pests inside.
Clean out your window trays for anything that can settle as bugs like to congregate in places like that.
Ensure your water hoses are working properly and all water is diverted away from your home.
If there is stagnant water, clean it out and keep away as cockroaches just love water.
Clear up yard debris or any firewood that cockroaches can make homes in. Any clutter is sure to have bugs.
Seal up your garbage pails and ensure nothing is left out.
Keep your garbage inside your home changed out every day or so and do not leave food or water out on counters or in the bathroom as it will attract more cockroaches.
These are just a few suggestions. Cockroaches do not belong in your home. If you have an infestation and need a professional pest control company to assist you, look no further than All Star Pest Solutions.
All Star Pest Solutions is a certified pest control company offering a full suite of services to Albany and the surrounding Capital Region.