Without even knowing it, many homeowners in Hawaii are attracting cockroaches to their homes and properties. It might just be that the cockroaches have found their way in through the cracks and crevices that are in the walls, windows and doors. It might be the leaky water pipes in the basements, kitchens or bathrooms. Or maybe it’s the crumbs that were left on the floor of their kitchen throughout the day. Cockroaches are driven by the need for shelter, water, and food. Our homes offer that and so much more, why wouldn’t a cockroach want to come in?
In any case, homeowners will want to follow some precautionary steps to make their home less attractive to the cockroaches. This is not saying these steps will completely prevent a cockroach infestation, but they can sure help.
- Seal all gaps and crevices that the cockroaches are finding to enter your home. Weather strip entryways, windows and doors. Remove clutter and debris around your home and keep things tidy.
- Get rid of any standing water by repairing leaky pipes and caulking around sinks and tubs. Don’t allow standing water in pet bowls or plant trays. Thoroughly dry mats and towels right away and do not keep wet sponges or other items on countertops.
- Manage food items well by not allowing cockroaches access to them. Rinse out empty containers and throw away any food that has been left out. Empty the trash regularly and keep tight fitting lids on garbage cans. Clean up after meals by putting away food right away and by wiping down counters and appliances regularly. Store food in airtight containers, as well as food for pets. Keep food stored off the ground using wire shelving when possible.
Cockroaches, as you may know, are a problem all year long and difficult to eradicate. If you want efficient and effective results in eliminating roaches from your home in Hawaii, you should call on the professionals at Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions. Our year-round Premier Pest Protection plan can help eliminate 30 or more common pests from your home and our Premier Pest Plus Protection can also provide rodent, flea and tick reduction. With our Premier Pest Complete Protection we will add a drywood termite spot treatment.
Don’t let pests damage your home or compromise your family’s health. Call us today for more information on our comprehensive home pest control treatment programs at Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions.