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Cockroaches in Phoenix: Keep Your Home or Business Roach-Free

They creep into Phoenix homes and businesses uninvited. They scurry across countertops and contaminate food and everything else in their way. That’s right – we’re talking about cockroaches, one of the most revolting and persistent creatures on the planet. They’ve survived for millennia, and they’re here to make your life miserable. Luckily, Arizona exterminators are here to help.

Protecting Your Property from Cockroaches

It comes down to prevention if you want to remain free and clear of roaches in your home or business. Once they’re inside, it’s much harder to control their numbers. They hide in small cracks and crevices behind counters, around plumbing pipes and other out-of-the-way spaces. When night falls, they emerge to scavenge for food, leaving behind bacteria as they go.

However, you can do a lot to keep roaches out of your home or business by making some important changes. Although you can do things to help, it’s important to know when to rely on pest control professionals if an infestation has grown too large.

  1. Seal their hiding places.

Roaches hide in the dark recesses around homes and businesses. Inspect the structure for cracks and crevices around pipes, vents, windows, and doors. Use a caulk gun to seal off these potential roach hiding places. Make sure to check the baseboards as roaches can squeeze through the smallest cracks and build nests where you’d least expect them.

  1. Take away their food source.

Keep your trash covered with a lid whether it’s in your home or just outside. Never leave dirty dishes in the sink overnight as roaches can detect a possible food source from far away. Wipe down your counters, appliances and other kitchen areas to pick up crumbs and morsels that could attract unwanted pests.

  1. Create an impenetrable barrier.

Roaches get into buildings from the outside, so it’s a good idea to target areas around your home or business. Use caulk to seal cracks around the foundation, and pick up any debris in the yard that could harbor roaches. Having an Arizona-licensed exterminator apply a treatment to the perimeter is a good idea, as it will stop roaches from crossing the barrier to the inside.

Fight Roaches with Professional Pest Control

You don’t have to live with roaches in your living or working spaces. Contact Arizona Exterminating for a free inspection. A roach infestation can quickly grow out of hand without professional assistance. We’ll identify cockroach entryways, inspect for underlying infestations and treat your home or business while using preventative methods to keep out roaches for the long term.

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