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Cockroaches are scavenging insects that live worldwide. A few species have adapted to living with people and become a regular sight in our Eastern Tennessee homes. Cockroaches can find their way into any house through spaces they encounter on the exterior or by hitchhiking their way inside. Cockroaches regularly move from structure to structure in items they have crawled into, like furniture, appliances, electronics, boxes, or grocery bags.

Cockroaches are survivors, and once they are in your house, they are difficult to remove. Our homes provide them with warmth, moisture, and access to traditional food sources (the food we eat) and non-traditional (toothpaste, cardboard, and paper). Once cockroaches get into a house, they quickly find small dark places to hide, staying hidden. Regular pest control services are the best way to guard your home and family against disease-spreading and food-contaminating cockroaches.

Take advantage of the following prevention tips to help avoid problems with cockroaches:

  • Store your family's food in airtight containers or the refrigerator.

  • Regularly clean your home paying extra attention to the kitchen and dining areas.

  • Inspect secondhand items, boxes, or deliveries you bring into your home for cockroaches.

  • Repair leaky pipes and fixtures and keep your house well-ventilated to reduce humidity.

For more information about residential and commercial cockroach control in East Tennessee, call now.