Roaches can live up to 3 months without food. And it’s is necessary for their survival. Even a tiny breadcrumb will bring a roach out of hiding. And roaches have a wider selection of food than us humans. Even though they prefer meats, sweets and starches, they can eat crazy things such as glue, paper and even book bindings! So since roaches are attracted so much to food, that’s why the kitchen is a big problem area. So if you want some advice on how to prevent roaches, you need to make sure you don’t leave food laying around the kitchen.
ROACHES LOVE TRASH CANS
Remember when Scrooge McDuck would swim in his pool of gold coins? Well, the trash is the same for roaches. This may sound obvious, but you have to line your trash can with trash bags. If you even have any food particles stuck to your trash can, you better believe that that those roaches will find it. If you have made dinner and throw out the trash and are too lazy to take the trash out… think again. If you go to sleep and have any kind of roach issues, those roaches will be in that trash. Just take the trash out so you can rest peacefully.
COCKROACHES LOVE FOOD ON THE FLOOR
You have to mop your floors consistently. I know for me, this is tough to do because if takes a lot of time to get the soap and then fill the bucket with water. What I ended up doing is just go buy a Swiffer. They are quick and you can throw out the dirty napkins in the trash.
ROACHES LOVE DIRTY DISHES
I use to leave fill some of my pots with water and leave them out overnight. This is bad. Bad for you, good for the roaches. By doing this, you are not only giving them left over food, but also the much needed water they wanted. Make sure you wash your dishes right after you use them. You don’t want your dirty dishes piling up only to find that hidden roaches underneaths.
CLEAN FOOD ON THE COUNTERS TO PREVENT ROACHES
I watch HGTV and see how nicely decorated those kitchens look with those fresh fruits. They obviously don’t have roaches. Leaving fruit outside is nice for decorating, but roaches love this. If you really want to decorate, go get some fake fruit.
COCKROACHES WILL FIND FOOD IN CABINETS
Cabinets are great hiding places for roaches. It’s dark and there are small cracks where they love to go into. Not only that, but if you have food in there, this is a perfect vacation spot for roaches. Most people have cereal boxes, and there are small holes at the top. Roaches can get into these. Also rice bags and any other food like this. If you have any kind of food, invest in some food containers. Not only will you prevent roaches, but you will also organize your cabinet.