Don’t Let Roaches Ruin Your Halloween Costume This Year

Have you and your loved ones picked out the perfect Halloween costumes? No doubt they’re stylish and scary. But what’s even scarier is that cockroaches could ruin them by covering them with feces or making holes in the fabric. Roaches are definitely tricks, not treats.

Above all, food attracts roaches to homes. If you have items in your trash cans with traces of food on them, you essentially have roach magnets. For instance, if you throw out an orange juice carton without first rinsing it, these pests might detect it and come in looking for nourishment.

Crumbs on floors and open pet food containers are likewise appealing to these disease-carrying insects. Even the cardboard that you have lying around can bring them inside as they love feeding on that material.

Cockroaches are always on the lookout for water as well. If you have any leaks, pools of standing water, moist sponges, or wet towels in or around your home, you could be inviting roaches.

Unfortunately, you could be diligent about getting rid of food and water sources and still suffer a roach infestation. After all, these bugs need warm shelter, and they can penetrate the tiniest of cracks. Worse yet, they can leave chemicals called pheromones for other insects to follow.

Here’s more bad news: Cockroaches can come inside at any time of the year, and they’re not selective when it comes to the buildings they enter.

Cockroaches hide in spots that are dark and damp. Thus, they’re often found in garages, attics, and basements, and they can settle in boxes and books. The kitchen is another room that roaches love, of course, because water and food are plentiful there. They might hunker down in cabinets, sinks, and pipes.

In addition, roaches are often found in bathrooms and inside wallpaper and closets. They might even be hanging out on one or more of your ceilings. Yes, it can be extremely difficult to notice cockroaches since they’re so adept at hiding in tight places.

However, there are some signs of cockroaches that you could observe. Look for roach eggs, which are oval. Also, you might see roach waste around your home, which will look like pepper or be cylindrical. What’s more, you might pick up a musty smell or notice dead roaches here and there.

Luckily, you can always get in touch with Flexible Pest Services. This company employs experts who’ll locate all of the roaches in your home and on your property. Then they’ll get rid of them for good. In fact, you can contact Flexible Pest Services for any pest control need that you have. That way, you and your family will enjoy peace of mind ― and you’ll have sharp Halloween costumes too.