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How to Keep Cockroaches Away from Your House or Apartment in Thousand Oaks, CA

Cockroaches are one of those pests that no one wants to have in their home. They have a reputation for not only being gross, but difficult to kill as well. As the cooler months quickly approach, cockroaches will by attempting to gain access to your home more now than they ever have. They are looking for reprieve from the cooler temps just like the rest of us. Unfortunately, you home will offer them just that. Ventura Pest Control is here to share some cockroach control tips to help you keep cockroaches out of your home this winter.

Sanitation & Cockroach Exclusion Tips

One of the most important tools that you will have as you try to keep cockroaches out of your home is sanitation. They are naturally attracted to cluttered places and food. They aren’t picky eaters and will devour pretty much anything that is left around for them. Here are some tips to help you keep them out using sanitation and exclusion methods.
Keep Kitchen Tidy: This is a big problem area for cockroaches. They are attracted to the food you eat and it doesn’t matter if the food is rotten. You should quickly clean up any spills that you see happen, and should never leave dirty dishes in your sink overnight. They are the most active at night time and will fully take advantage of a meal that has been left out.
Clean Clutter: Because cockroaches are so active at night and naturally nocturnal, they are looking for places that they can hide during daylight hours. Clutter around your home is the perfect place for them to do that. Get rid of piles that you have sitting around your home and boxes full of things that you haven’t used in years. All of these things will help you keep the cockroach population down in your home.
Take Out the Trash: You should not only remove the trash from your home on a regular basis to keep cockroaches out, but you should store your trash far from the entry into your home. Keeping a tight lid on your trash can will also help to keep cockroaches away.
Fix Leaking Pipes: There are three things cockroaches will be looking for in your home: warmth, food and water. Water is a big one. They are attracted to areas where water is in abundance. This is why you see so many of them in kitchens and bathrooms. If you have any leaking pipes, they need to be fixed to deter cockroaches from setting up shop there.

Cockroach Inspections & Control

The most important part of controlling a cockroach population in your home is a proper inspection. You can count on the professionals at Ventura Pest Control to appropriately inspect your home for any signs of cockroach activity. We have the tools and experience needed to deal with any signs of cockroaches we may find. Call us today!

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