Is there any cockroaches in the daytime at your home?

No one likes seeing cockroaches at home! It’s because people commonly associate them with filthy environments. Cockroaches feed almost anything they can find in your home. Left-over food, food crumbs, decaying matter, and even book glue!

Because of their close contact with these matters, which contain loads of harmful bacteria and germs. They also can cause food contamination when in contact with humans or any food consumption items.

Why do roaches come out during the day?

The cockroach is known as a nocturnal animal. Thus, if you see cockroaches in the daytime: it could mean your home has a serious cockroach infestation!

Cockroaches typically only emerge at night to feed. You might not be able to see these cockroaches unless they emerge to the surface. They dislike lights and tend to hide in dark places and among clutters or items to stay away from light.

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Where do roaches live in your home?

As a household pest, many cockroach species enjoy hiding the undersides of home appliances, such as cooking stoves, refrigerators, and underneath sinks or kitchen installations. There are many places that cockroaches may be hiding in your home, these include:

  • Living rooms – you might find that roaches hiding underneath your sofas or coffee tables, folds of curtain drapes, or piles of newspapers and magazine stacks could encourage hiding activities among cockroaches.
  • Storerooms – with minimal lighting coupled with stacked paper bags and cramped with brooms and cleaning agents are also another potential hiding spot among these cockroaches. A storeroom in fact can be a dangerous key risk area, as it tends to be dark and undisturbed, a perfect spot to hide and breed.

How to prevent cockroaches from being attracted to infesting your home?

Prevention is better than cure. Below are some recommendations from Rentokil on how to prevent cockroaches that you can do yourself at home:

  • Keeping your home clean and tidy is the key to keeping cockroaches away.
  • Remove clutter and items stacks or stash.
  • Cockroaches might enter your home through cracks and crevices. Take the opportunity to seal up any cracks and crevices.
  • Keep your garbage bin clean and take out your trash regularly.

Professional cockroach control near you

The best way to reduce the risk of cockroach diseases is to enlist the help of a professional pest control company near you.

With over 50 years of experience across Indonesia, Rentokil provides a range of services and solutions to both prevent and exterminate cockroaches, which will reduce the potential for these crawling insects to spread diseases on your property.

Contact the experts at Rentokil today to discuss the benefits of our cockroach control services.

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