When Are Cockroach Infestations Most Common In South Carolina?
- Providing cockroaches with a food source throughout fall and winter. Leaving leftovers on your counters, keeping your trash bins open, neglecting basic home cleaning, and allowing drink spills to leave stains on your carpet are all ways you may be passively inviting cockroaches inside.
- Allowing cockroaches an easy way into your home. Roaches are tricky insects that can flatten their bodies to fit into tight spaces. If your house has any areas just large enough for cockroaches to squeeze through, you might have a problem. Gaps around doors and windows, cracks in your exterior walls or foundation, and holes in your window and door screens are perfect entry points for roaches.
- Allowing moisture to build up in your home or on your property. Like many other insect pests, roaches thrive when provided with moisture. Leaking fixtures, faulty piping, and dripping faucets are things that might be contributing to a cockroach infestation without your knowledge. Often, this is why kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and laundry rooms are likely to be areas with higher roach activity.