SEE ROACHES RUN
With the change of season, cockroaches are getting ready to emerge. You can expect to see more roaches in the upcoming months so now is the perfect time to get a jump start on controlling populations. To prevent an invasion and get homes as well as commercial kitchens in shape for an effective treatment, we recommend the following tips.
Cockroaches are attracted to sources of food and water often found in kitchens. Remind clients practicing proper sanitation is essential in preventing a roach infestation. Thoroughly sealing and storing food as well as routinely cleaning up prep areas as well as around floor drains and in sinks where food waste and water tends to pool up is an easy but crucial step that can be taken throughout the year to keep roaches out of commercial kitchens.
For residential homes, carefully inspect attics, basements and crawl spaces where homeowners tend to store containers and boxes. Cockroaches usually tend to invade these small areas and set up shop. Advise clients to keep these spaces tidy and use durable sealed containers to store items, rather than loose cardboard boxes that roaches can easily climb into.
Once these necessary preventive measures have been taken, PMPs will be in a great place to begin treatment and clients can feel confident in knowing they’re taking the proper steps in preventing a cockroach infestation.