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Why Do I Have Cockroaches In My Kitchen?

Cockroaches are a widespread issue in Georgia. Here in Macon, some people think that cockroaches are just a part of living here. If you’ve done everything you can think of to get rid of cockroaches in your kitchen, and you keep seeing them, we can understand why you might think this. These can be frustrating and mysterious pests, but they don’t have to be. Prepare to be demystified!

You have probably been told that if you keep your home clean, those roaches will go away. This has a little truth to it. Roaches do prefer a home that is dirty and cluttered, but cockroaches can live in the cleanest of environments.

You may have also been told that cockroaches come for the food and that you can make them go away by keeping your food in sealed containers. This is definitely helpful. Sealing your food up will keep smells in and cockroaches out. But there are a lot of things in your home that cockroaches consider to be food. Some of them would actually horrify you.

If you keep your kitchen spotless, keep your fruit in the fridge, make sure there are no crumbs in your toaster, ensure that your trash can lids are sealed, double bag any food you throw into the trash, keep all your dirty dishes in a sink full of soapy water, and keep all your food products in sealed containers you can definitely resist cockroaches; but doing these things will not guarantee that cockroaches will leave you alone. Here’s why.

What You May Not Know About Roaches

  • Cockroaches eat sweets, meats, and starches. They are also known to consume some pretty strange things such as: glue, hair, toothpaste, feces, decaying wood, wallpaper paste, bookbindings, and makeup. It is nearly impossible to get rid of all the things in your home that cockroaches consider to be food.
  • Cockroaches can go a long time without eating. If you accidentally leave food out for them one time a month, it could be enough.
  • Those cockroaches running around in your kitchen could be eating food that is outside of your home. These insects move quickly, and they can walk on walls and ceilings with ease. It is nothing for them to squeeze outside for a bite to eat.

If you want to keep cockroaches out of your Macon home, there is only one way to do it. You have to put up a barrier that will kill them when they pass through it; but, since the improper application of insecticides can be even more harmful than having cockroaches in your home, we highly recommend professional pest control.

It can feel like cockroaches are inevitable, but they don’t have to be. At Active Pest Control, our educated specialists know how to safely get rid of cockroaches and keep them out of your home for good.

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