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How to Prevent Cockroaches

Your property could be an ideal breeding ground for certain species of cockroaches. In order to prevent cockroach infestation, you will need to know their potential entry points. It can enter your property through cracks, crevices, vents, sewers and even pipe drains! 

Different way cockroach and ant can enter your home

The most effective way to keep cockroaches away is to deny them easy access to food, water and shelter, which are the main factors that attract them into your home or business.

Here are practical steps you can take to reduce the risk of cockroach infestation.

  • Eliminate food sources - store dry foods in tightly sealed containers or in sealed plastic bags and do not leave food sitting out in open space.

  • Clear all waste food and spillage - clean up food debris from food preparation areas, under sinks and appliances. Empty the rubbish on a daily basis and keep all waste in covered bins.

  • De-clutter - remove old stacks of newspapers and magazines, unused cardboard boxes and all other forms of clutter from the floor or bottom of cupboards that may provide a hiding place for cockroaches.

  • Seal entry points - seal areas such as gaps around door, pipes and cracks to reduce cockroaches hiding place and access into your property.

  • Proper maintenance - repair and check damaged pipes regularly to close the entry point shut. Paint or varnish wooden shelves and crevices also helps

  • Regular inspections - by pest control experts.

Although these tips can help to minimise your risk for cockroach infestation, they do not guarantee to proof cockroaches completely in the long run. The most effective way to get rid of cockroaches is through a combination of good sanitation practices and professional cockroach control service.

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Keep Cockroaches Away with Rentokil

Rentokil offers professional cockroach control to protect your home and business premises from this unwanted neighbour. Not only will our friendly technicians carry out the service to eliminate the cockroaches safely and correctly for you, they will also share best practices to keep your home safe from these pests based on your current property condition.

For a professional solution to your cockroach problem, call Rentokil today at 1300 881 911 for your home or 1300 881 911 for your business premises. Alternatively, contact us online.

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