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Maui Cockroaches: How to Prevent an Infestation

Maui Cockroaches: How to Prevent an Infestation

Discovering a cockroach infestation can be a nerve-racking and stressful affair, and getting rid of them can be challenging. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to deter Maui cockroaches from entering your property, such as cleaning food preparation areas regularly and limiting excess moisture. If you already have a cockroach problem and need help resolving the issue for good, you can count on our experts for lasting results.

At Mid-Pacific Pest Control, we’ve been helping residents and business owners deal with insect infestations for over two decades. On top of being accredited by the BBB, we’re approved by the DCAA to use TEMP-AIR® thermal remediation. Get in touch to learn about our residential and commercial pest control services or keep reading below to find out how to prevent infestations in the first place.

6 Ways to Deter Maui Cockroaches

From keeping things clean to sealing all your property’s potential access points, here’s how you can prevent a cockroach infestation:

1. Clean Your Property Regularly

Drink spills, crumbs, and standing water are all calling cards for Maui cockroaches. One of the most effective ways to keep these critters away is to clean your property regularly and thoroughly. Always clean and sanitize food preparation areas after each use as well as at the end of the day.

2. Limit Moisture

As mentioned above – cockroaches are attracted to standing water. Before you turn off the lights for the night, make sure all your sinks are empty. You might want to cover your pets’ water and food dishes. Also, check that your bathroom allows moisture to evaporate and drain efficiently. Excess moisture can spur the growth of mold, which can be a hotbed for cockroaches.

3. Put Food Away Properly

It’s worth giving your kitchen one last check for open containers of food before going to bed. Even food stored in the fridge should be sealed in airtight containers to minimize the risk of a cockroach infestation. You might also want to cover your fruit and vegetables.

4. Stick to Dining in the Kitchen

Because crumbs can attract Maui cockroaches, you might want to – if possible – stick to eating in your kitchen or dining room to make cleaning easier. It may sound drastic, but even small scraps of food can be enough to bring cockroaches into your property. If they spread throughout your property, they’ll become challenging to remove without professional help.

5. Seal All the Entrances

Cockroaches can fit through small cracks and holes in walls, floors, and doors. While sealing every tiny entry point to your property that a cockroach could find its way through may be near impossible, you shouldn’t neglect large entry points for too long. By minimizing access to your property, you can make sure that should any Maui cockroaches get into your home, it’ll be a few rather than a few hundred.

6. Keep Your Property Clutter-Free

Cockroaches love hiding in small and dark spaces, so it’s best to avoid letting clutter pile up in your property. The fewer areas that cockroaches can make a safe habitat out of, the better. Now might be a good time to think about reorganizing the basement, garage, and attic.

Having Difficulty with Maui Cockroaches? Contact Our Pest Control Specialists

Cleaning your property thoroughly and regularly, clearing away clutter and trash, limiting excess moisture, and eating in designated dining areas can help you prevent Maui cockroaches from invading your property. However, in some cases, you might need to carry out a bit of DIY work to make your property cockroach-proof. If you’re still struggling to keep roaches out, you can count on us to deal with the problem efficiently and effectively. Contact us today for more advice and a no-obligation quote.