Cockroach Infestations and House Cleaning
Do cockroaches infest clean homes? It may surprise you that cockroaches do infest clean homes. Cockroaches, mice, flies, fleas, bed bugs, spiders, and other insects don’t mind if your home is clean or not.
Why Are There Cockroaches in My Clean Home?
If you’ve seen only a few cockroaches, they may be there as temporary guests. However, many cockroaches will roam about looking for mates. So if you continue to see them or signs of them, you could have an infestation.
If you keep the garbage cans next to your home, that can be where they come from and why you see them in your home. A compost pile near the house is another potential source. Unfortunately, cockroaches eat dead and decaying things. A simple fix is to move the garbages away from the house and if you have a home compost pile, move it too.
What If Your Apartment is Clean and There Are Cockroaches?
Multi-family dwellings, such as condos and apartment buildings, can be a magnet for cockroaches. Even if your apartment is clean, cockroaches will travel through the walls and investigate new places.
If just one of your neighbors has an untidy apartment, you can all have cockroaches. Like homes, if the dumpsters are near the apartments, cockroaches can migrate to the apartments looking for food or water.
Small businesses have cockroach infestations too. For example, if there is stored food or the dumpster is too close, cockroaches will move right into the business.
Easy fixes to make your home, apartment, or small business less of a target for Cockroaches include:
- Moving the trash or dumpsters away from the building
- Making sure pet food is cleaned up when pets finish eating.
- Make sure stored food is in airtight containers.
With access to food or water, cockroaches will move on to a new location. For more information about getting rid of cockroaches, give us a call.