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Roaches - How do they get into my home?

Are You Stumped Trying to Figure Out How Roaches are Getting In?

Florida is the perfect place to settle in and make a home. Its warm all year long and there is plenty of fresh water for multiple uses. Unfortunately, it also is the prefect environment for pests too.

Keeping pests at bay can be a real challenge. You may clean your home a lot and still find yourself seeing the occasional cockroach. You may think to yourself “how the heck did that roach get in here?


It is a simple fact that roaches travel from house to house within the plumbing system. These little disgusting insects feed on anything and everything organic, regardless of the level of decay. But these roaches are not happy just living in your pipes or around your home. They want inside access to the source of all the goodies.

You cleaned your house, you’ve washed your dishes and you’ve finished your laundry and have gone to bed. You wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and when you flick on the light there is a disgusting roach sitting there. How did it get in? It most likely came through your bathroom sink.

Roaches can live through all kinds of terrible environments. Toothpaste, soap, shaving cream, none of that stuff being washed down your sink will deter a roach. It will climb through all that gunk no problem. Heck, a cockroach can even live two weeks without a head!

A roach can hold its breath for 40 minutes. This is how it is able to climb trough your P trap (which is filled with water) and enter your bathroom through the sink. One thing you can do is close your drain before you go to bed every night.

Other Solutions

Some people will lay out sticky traps in the corners. These can be good at nabbing invading insects as well.

You can call a pest specialist who will come by monthly or bi-monthly and spray a protective layers in and around your home.

Being subjected to the occasional roach is just part of life in Florida. But, there are measures you can take to reduce your exposure to them.

20 Nov

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