Cockroaches are as disgusting as they are opportunistic, which makes them problematic for property owners in Michigan. Sneaking in through the crevices of your home, cockroaches will grab at any opportunity to get their hands on food. Because of this, you should remain diligent in keeping your house clean; don't let dirty dishes pile up, keep your trash cans sealed, and make sure there are no food crumbs on your counters or the ground. Leftover food will attract cockroaches into your home, and reducing the amount lying around will help keep them away. However, the best way to keep them out of your home is by scheduling perimeter pest control treatments. Perimeter pest control treatments are usually a part of a program, where professionals will visit your home several times throughout the year to apply their highly effective treatments; this ensures consistent protection from cockroaches year-round!

1. Don't Let Dirty Dishes Pile Up

A pile of dead cockroaches found near pile of dishes in Macomb, MI.

The odor and food particles left on dishes after use are appealing to cockroaches and will encourage them to search for the food source. When dirty dishes pile up, the opportunities for roaches increase. You can prevent this by cleaning off and putting your dishes away after meals; dirty dishes won't pile up, and cockroaches won't have a reason to search your residence.

Cockroaches common in Michigan include the Oriental cockroach, the American cockroach, the German cockroach, and the Brown-banded cockroach.

2. Keep Your Trash Cans Sealed

As the saying goes, cockroaches will eat anything to survive. If that means scouring through trash, then so be it. Keeping your trash cans sealed will eliminate easy access points for roaches to get through and reach the discarded food; you can also go the extra mile and take out the trash before bed, which reduces opportunities for them to find a food source in your home.

3. Clean up Food Crumbs on Your Counters & the Ground

A cockroach crawling to crumbs over a counter in Waldenburg, MI.

Food crumbs are a convenient food source for cockroaches and will attract them into your home if it's not cleaned up immediately. Because of this, you should ensure that there are no food crumbs on your counters or the ground. Remaining diligent in cleaning up crumbs and spills will make a huge difference in controlling the number of cockroaches in your home.

Pet food is another cockroach attractor that should be kept in a sealed container!

4. Schedule Perimeter Pest Control Treatments

Professional applying perimeter pest control treatment to base of home in Mt. Clemens, MI.

While keeping your home clean will help reduce opportunities for cockroaches, it won't always prevent them from coming inside. Fortunately, you can schedule perimeter pest control treatments to create a barrier around your home that will prevent them from entering. Professionals use highly effective products for their treatments and will usually administer them several times a year for overlapping, consistent coverage throughout the year. They are also licensed to handle such insecticides and will do so safely. If you have a roach problem, you should schedule perimeter pest control treatments.

Sign up for our perimeter pest control service to keep cockroaches and other pests out of your home!

Cockroaches see your home as the perfect spot for shelter and food, but you can prevent them from entering and disrupting your peace with our perimeter pest control service! At Big Lakes Lawncare, we treat your property four times throughout the year to create a barrier that cockroaches, as well as other pests, cannot get through. We're so confident in our treatments that we guarantee your satisfaction; if you're not happy, you get your money back.

We offer our perimeter pest control service to homeowners, business owners, and HOAs in Macomb, Shelby, Chesterfield, MI, and surrounding areas. Call us at (586) 200-0855 to sign up and protect your property from cockroaches today!