Sometimes it’s unbearably hot during the summer months in Georgia. We retreat indoors to the air conditioning, and sometimes find that we’re not the only ones inside! Cockroaches are one of the most common summer pests.
Cockroaches create problems indoors during the hot summer months because they are seeking a cool, moist environment. Cockroaches are one of the most commonly noted household pest insects. They feed on human and pet food, and can leave an offensive odor. Some species are capable of remaining active for a month without food and are able to survive on limited resources like the glue from the back of postage stamps.
General preventive measures against household pests include keeping all food stored away in sealed containers, using garbage cans with a tight lid, frequent cleaning in the kitchen, and regular vacuuming. Any water leaks, such as dripping taps, should also be repaired. It is also helpful to seal off any entry points, such as holes around baseboards, in between kitchen cabinets, pipes, doors, and windows with some steel wool or copper mesh and some cement, putty or silicone caulk.