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What Attracts Roaches to Your Home?

Cockroaches are one of the most common pests you'll find in your home. This is why it's important to know what attracts them and what you can do about it.

Some of the things that attract roaches are open food, warmth, moisture, and darkness. The best way to avoid attracting roaches is to keep your home clean and secured with doors and windows that close tightly. You should also make sure any openings are sealed so roaches don't get inside. And if you see any signs of infestations such as roach droppings, then you should immediately seek the help of a professional exterminator to get rid of the infestation and start preventing problems from occurring again.

Let us now see what attracts roaches to your home.

  1. Food sources

    As mentioned earlier, food sources are one of the most important things you'll have to consider when trying to avoid roach infestations. Roaches are generally scavengers, so they will eat anything they can find. Their diet usually includes items such as grease, meat, and even sugar. However, they're also attracted to food you keep at home such as pet food or leftovers in the kitchen and dining table. Protecting your home from roaches means controlling any food sources that may attract them in the first place.

  2. Piled up garbage

    Just like any other insect, cockroaches also feed on decomposing things that are left in the open. Piles of garbage in your home are very inviting for these pests, especially if it hasn't been cleared in a long time.

  3. Moisture

    Roaches need water to survive and they're more likely to appear near sources that have moisture because they drink a lot of it. Water from leaks or pipes or condensation on walls and floors are just some examples of where you'll find roaches.

  4. Clutter inside the house

    Roaches are attracted to places with a lot of clutter, even things like papers, clothing, linens, and other items. If you find any of these items or others like these strewn all around your house, then you should immediately take action and hire a professional to solve this problem.

  5. Landscape

    Grass, weeds, and shrubs are often found in landscaped areas. These plants provide shelter to roaches because they can hide from predators and prey in them. Aside from the plants, you will also find pests near the water supply and moist soils.

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