Why Do Roaches Keep Returning?
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Why Do Roaches Keep Returning?

Cockroaches are difficult to eliminate from your home on your own. It usually takes professional cockroach treatment to ensure that the infestation is completely gone. But what if you still find cockroaches after treatments? Keep reading to find out why roaches keep returning. 

Only the Roaches That Were Found Were Killed

Even if you had a pest control company come out to exterminate the cockroaches, it is common for only some to be killed. It is possible for them to hide in hard-to-find areas, such as inside your walls, in between the floorboards or other small gaps. They may have laid their eggs in a secluded spot as well. Sealing all gaps and repairing holes can help prevent the spread of cockroaches within your home. 

They Are Hidden in Sewer Pipes

Roaches can hide in your sewer pipes or drain pipes. They will then follow the pipes into your home. To prevent them from staying in your pipes, continually flush toilets and run water down faucets. You may even want to pour bleach down the drain. You will also want to make sure there are no leaky faucets. 

They Are Attracted to Water

Cockroaches are attracted to any moisture they can find, as they need water to live. That’s why they are often found in your bathroom, kitchen or basement. Make sure that all the leaky pipes in your house are repaired, all stagnant water is removed and your bathroom and kitchen are well ventilated. 

They Are Attracted to Things in the Home

Cockroaches will feed on many different things, even things that you may not consider. They are attracted to the adhesive glue used in the paper lining of cabinets as well as other kinds of paper, cardboard and any leftover food particles from your meals.

Cockroaches like to hide in piles of clutter to use as shelter. They enjoy warm, dark areas as well. Keeping your home clutter-free and clean will help to deter these pests. 

Your best course of action is to call a pest control company to assist in getting rid of a cockroach infestation as they are difficult to eliminate completely. Contact Harbor Pest Control today!