Roaches; don’t you just loathe having them around? While roaches don’t bite, these insects will damage your property when they invade your home, spread diseases,trigger allergies (including asthma) and just be a plain nuisance to have around.
Although almost everybody dislikes having these pesky critters in their house, most of us do very little in the way of preventing cockroaches from invading our homes – maybe because we lackknowledge on how to go about it orit’s just mere laziness.Either way, we’ve put together a list of 5 guaranteed ways to get a cockroach infestation in your house so that you can proof your home better; or not. Here goes:
- Allow your house to accumulate dirt and clutter. Dirt (more specifically food crumbs and beverage spills) provide food and drink to intruding pests including cockroaches.Clutter, on the other hand, provides an ideal habitat for the light-shy insects that only come out of hiding when it’s dark. Of course, getting your house dirty enough to make it attractive to these insects is pretty easy; just don’t vacuum, sweep, mop or clean up messes. The kitchen is especially prone to insect infestations due to all the food crumbs left around, so this should be the area that you particularly neglect if a roach infestation is something you desire.
- Don’t fix your leaky plumbing. Other than adding onto your water bill and/or damaging your property, having leaky plumbing is also a sure way of inviting unwanted critters into your house. The moisture not only provides drink to thirsty intruding roaches but also provides a moist environment ideal for roaches to inhabit and breed in. So why fix that leaky faucet or pipe? Just leave it alone and help roaches that settle into your home quench their thirst. It’s what a good host would do.
- Don’t do your dishes. Don’t you just hate having to do the dishes every other time? We all do! Well, if you’d like to have a cockroach infestation in your house, why not spare yourself the trouble and leave them lying around in the sink for days or even weeks. This will not only stink up your kitchen and house but will also provide readily available food for the starving roaches that happen to wander into your kitchen. And why would these insect pests want to leave your cosy home where there is readily available food and drink? I certainly wouldn’t, and I think they’re smart enough not to either.
- Leave your garbage uncovered. The trash you throw out often has some food residues left in it, especially if the trash was used for food packaging. Leaving your garbage bins uncovered provides easy access to cockroaches who are scavenging for food in your house. Once they find that your bin provides them with a regular supply of food, they’ll keep coming back and even move into your home for convenience.
- Neglect gaps in your home’s walls. Cracks, crevices and holes that go through your home’s wall to the outside provide entry points to cockroaches trying to get into your home. Even shallower cracks that don’t go all the way through your wall will create an ideal space for unwanted pests to inhabit. Not fixing gaps in your walls not only provides entry to roaches but also gives them a safe place to hide. Don’t fix these gaps and you’re guaranteed to get a cockroach infestation.
If a cockroach infestation is something you’d rather live without, then we strongly suggest you do the opposite of what this list says.
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