Cockroaches And Winter Weather

Roaches are one of the most common pests in Tennessee. If you’ve ever had a cockroach infestation, you know how big of a headache it can be. For every one you get rid of, it seems as though five more spring up in its place.

Winter can be a particularly troublesome time for cockroaches. As the weather gets colder, they seek shelter in the warm confines of our houses and apartments, which offer cozy places to live, access to water and lots of easy-to-find food. All of these amenities are much more difficult to find outside during the cold-weather months.

Unfortunately for us, these unwelcome guests aren’t very content to abandon this sweet setup they’ve established in our homes. However, you can take steps to try to keep these bothersome pests from shacking up in your abode. Here are three measures you can employ to keep these nasty bugs out in the cold.

  • Don’t leave any standing water around (such as in the sink or on countertops) and fix any leaky pipes if you have any.

  • Eliminate food sources by tidying up after cooking and eating. Don’t leave dishes sitting in the sink, and store food in airtight containers.

  • Seal any cracks in walls, both inside and out, to block off any potential entrances to your home.

Even if you do all this, you can still get roaches. Once you have them, they are difficult to get rid of. If you have cockroaches, contact Russell’s Pest Control. We’ve been ridding Tennessee of cockroach infestations for more than 40 years.

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