How To Keep Cockroaches Out Of Your Denver Home This Winter

January 15, 2022

German, American, and oriental cockroaches are the three most common species in Denver, Colorado.

No matter what the species you are dealing with is, all of them are dangerous. Cockroaches can spread diseases, contaminate food, and even damage property. This is not something any Denver homeowner wants to deal with. 

Prevention is vital to keeping this dangerous pest away and your family safe. Keep reading to learn how you can prevent cockroaches and the problems they bring. Plus, hear how professionals can be of assistance.

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What Do Cockroaches Like?

There are several things that cockroaches love, which might be attracting them to your home. These factors include:

  • Clutter: A cluttered home makes it easier for cockroaches to hide and makes it more difficult for the homeowner to clean, which means it is likely food debris attracting this pest.
  • Water: Like other pests, cockroaches need water to survive. Homes with high moisture levels can provide cockroaches with adequate water.
  • Food: Cockroaches are not picky in the least. They will eat everything from food to glue, grease, and waste.

In general, an excellent place to start is with a deep cleaning. This should include often forgotten places like under heavy appliances and in the backs of cupboards and pantries. Cockroaches can survive off the smallest crumbs, so proper food storage is a must. Read below to learn more in-depth prevention tips.

How To Keep Cockroaches Out

Sealing off potential entry points is essential to keeping cockroaches out of your home. To do this, try the following:

  • Inspect the foundation and exterior walls of your home for cracks, holes, or gaps that this pest can squeeze through.
  • Install screens, weather stripping, and door sweeps on windows and doors.
  • Use covers for vents and drains.
  • Fill in any other gaps around window and door frames or where utility lines and pipes enter your home.

Removing entry points is only half the battle when it comes to cockroaches. It would help if you also eliminated the attractant factors listed above. Below are several tips as to how you can make your home less desirable to this pest.

Address Moisture Issues:

  • Fix any leaking pipes or faucets.
  • Remove water-damaged wood.
  • Clear out gutters.
  • Remove organic debris such as leaf piles, grass cuttings, and excess foliage.
  • Use dehumidifiers in your home and make sure the bathroom and kitchen have proper ventilation.

Remove Food Access:

  • Store dry goods in air-tight containers and produce in the refrigerator.
  • Clean up any food debris, including grease.
  • Vacuum regularly, especially in eating areas.
  • Don’t leave pet food or dirty dishes out overnight.
  • Use garbage cans with tight-fitting lids.

Remove Harborage Areas:

  • Declutter your home regularly, making sure it is organized and easy to clean.

If you have an active cockroach infestation, the tips above will not help remove them. To effectively get rid of this pest from your home, you should consider the benefits of professional pest control.

What To Do About Cockroaches

Denver residents should contact Falkin Pest Control if there are signs of a cockroach infestation. Professional assistance is the best form of cockroach control because this pest is challenging to eliminate. Not only can cockroaches live for up to a week without their head, but they are increasingly more resistant to traditional pesticides. Because of this, it takes expert knowledge and skill to remove cockroaches from a property safely.

We offer several pest control options, including specialty German cockroach treatments, that guarantee a pest-free home. To learn more, give us a call at Falkin Pest Control!

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