Entering Summer and typhoon season, it is that time when cockroaches are most active and most frequent in breeding. As a kind of tropical insects, cockroaches especially love being in places where it is warm and humid. that is why they are often found hiding around our households.
There are so many harmful microorganism in cockroaches’ body. As they often spend their time in sewers and garbage chambers, they will carry the causative agent pathogens with them. Their excrement will make food turn bad, and cause diseases to human such as food poisoning, vomiting and diarrhea etc. The excrement or shells left over by cockroaches carry allergens which could lead to allergic reactions such as sneezing and watery eyes. If they are not controlled properly, it could bring huge harm on us.
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Cockroaches prefer to hang out at dark and warm places, the most common hiding spots in our household for them are behind the fridge, cupboards, under the microwaves, kitchen range hoods or the back of the stove etc. Cockroaches are a kind of omnivorous insect. but they love food with starch, therefore kitchen is most prone to attracting cockroaches, and all the places with food smell and oil stains are the ‘black spots’ for cockroaches. If there are cockroaches present nearby, they usually enter our household through the drainage or crevices such as the crack of doors.
Good Hygiene Is the Best Way to Prevent Cockroaches
Cockroaches are tropical insects and they prefer to live in warm and hidden places with access to food and water. Therefore, removal of potential food sources and standing water is essential in getting rid of cockroaches.
To reduce the presence of cockroaches, we need to pay attention to these tips:
- Always clean the stove thoroughly, removing oil stains or food remainings.
- Used tablewares should not be left over night in the sink, need to be cleaned and stored properly
- If there are cockroaches around the drainage, we can use low-toxicity bait, or set up blockage at the entrances.
- Do not store too many newspapers, magazines or cardboard
- All food should be covered or sealed