Cockroaches are a problem for Hawaiians. Some of us just get used to sharing our homes with these pests, while others refuse to share their homes (and food!) with these nasty, little pests. In Hawaii, cockroaches are everywhere. They like warm and dark places and you can find them in the most unusual of spots. Even if you have gotten used to sharing your home with cockroaches, there are lots of good reasons to evict these pests. They are known for spreading diseases throughout your home and their presence alone can cause asthma and allergies in small children. If you’ve got cockroaches in your home, it’s time to evict these pests!
The Hawaii pest control pros at Sandwich Isle can offer effective treatments to eliminate cockroaches from homes. Once you’ve called us to schedule your first appointment, there are a few things you can do on your own to help eliminate populations of cockroaches in your Hawaii home. Here are just a few helpful cockroach prevention tips from the Hawaii pest control pros at Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions:
Clean, clean and clean some more! Even though cockroaches can be found in clean environments, they are known for being most attracted to dirty environments. They are looking for food to eat and if there are crumbs and spills everywhere and easy access to garbage, cockroaches will be very happy in your home.
Cockroaches like warm and damp areas. If you have especially damp areas of your home, fix these by installing a dehumidifier. This can help reduce the areas of moisture in your home, which will in turn attract fewer pests, including ants, spiders and cockroaches.
Keep food in your cupboards stored in sealed containers so that pests cannot gain access.
Never leave food out on your counter tops and always wash dirty dishes before heading to bed at night.
Thoroughly examine packages before you bring them indoors; you never know what pests might be hitching a ride on them!
Examine your property for any cracks or crevices in the exterior that may allow cockroaches indoors. If you find these possible entry areas, repair them as soon as you find them.
We've already mentioned it, but it is worth repeating: clean some more! Make sure that areas around the stove and other appliances in your kitchen are free from crumbs and even oil residue.
These helpful tips can make your home less attractive to cockroaches as well as many other pests in Hawaii. Sometimes though, these preventative measures are not enough. If you live an apartment complex and your neighbors have cockroaches or you think they could be living in the walls, your cockroach problem will persist, no matter what you do to try to eliminate them on your own.
The best thing you can do about a cockroach problem is to call in the professionals. At Sandwich Isle! We offer effective cockroach control services to eliminate these pests from your home or business. Contact us today to learn more about our services and to schedule your first appointment with the cockroach specialists at Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions.