Why Cant I Get These Cockroaches Out Of My Chicago Home
The simple answer to the question above is that cockroaches don't want to leave. This is an important fact to understand about cockroaches. If your home provides what cockroaches are looking for, they're not only going to continue to live with you, they're going to multiply like crazy. This can lead to health issues for you and everyone living in your Chicago home. Let's take a look at why cockroaches don't want to leave your home.
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Cockroaches survive on a wide variety of foods, some of which you wouldn't consider to be food. One of these non-foods is paper products. But roaches won't nibble on any piece of paper or any cardboard box. They're attracted to damp paper products. This is another example of how moisture plays a role in making your home a wonderful place for roaches to live.
Tip: Keep storage spaces dry and address leaks that can cause cardboard storage boxes and cardboard recyclables to become damp.
Roaches Eat The Foods You Eat
If you don't protect your food, cockroaches will love living with you. They can get into your kitchen cabinets, pantry, and storage rooms and nibble on whatever you give them.
Tip: Store your foods in sealed containers. Keep food covered if it is left out on a counter or on your kitchen island.
Roaches Eat The Foods You Eat Long After You Would Eat Them
Cockroaches will dine on food that is left on a dirty dish, even if the dish is inside your dishwasher. Keep in mind that roaches can get into most dishwashers. They'll also get into your kitchen trash.
Tip: Do dishes as you dirty them or as soon as you can, and store your trash in a covered container. Be sure to remove trash from your home before smells develop and keep your receptacle as clean as possible.
It goes without saying that cockroaches need water to survive. Water is a building block of life. Cockroaches can get moisture from many places in your home.
- Droplets of condensation in your bathroom.
- Droplets or puddles in baths, showers, and sinks.
- Water in your pet's dish.
- Water collected in a dish that is sitting in your sink.
Tip: You can reduce water droplets and containers of water by considering how these conditions occur.
- Use your bathroom fan to vent moisture.
- Fix leaky faucets or showerheads to prevent dripping, and take baths or showers in the day rather than at night when cockroaches become active.
- Put your pet's water down only during the day.
- Don't let water collect in dishes, or put dirty dishes in soapy water.
Cockroaches don't just need water to drink, they need humidity to be comfortable. When they get into your home, they will gravitate to areas that are humid.
Tip: Address humidity by installing fans, vents, or dehumidifiers. This is particularly important in your basement, boiler room, or cellar.
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