Noticing the presence of cockroaches in your home or business can feel unsettling because these unsightly insects are known for reproducing quickly and carrying disease-causing bacteria and pathogens. If you're looking to eliminate the cockroaches in your home or business in Kansas or to prevent them from coming inside in the first place, there are plenty of things you can do. For one, you can clean up spills and crumbs and seal away any food that you have lying around. You can also wash your dishes right away to prevent roaches from eating the residue left on the dirty plates. Lastly, you can schedule a perimeter pest control service to prevent cockroaches from making their way inside in the first place.

1. Clean up spills and crumbs immediately.

Dead cockroach laying by crumbs over a counter in Gardner, KS.

Clean up any spills or crumbs immediately to deter cockroaches from finding a food source. Cockroaches are extremely resourceful insects that use their antennae to find food, so if there is even the smallest amount of food or liquid in your home or business, cockroaches can pick up the scent and come inside to feast on whatever it is you spilled.

Common cockroaches found in Kansas include German cockroaches, American cockroaches, and brown-banded cockroaches.

2. Keep your food inside tightly sealed containers.

A roach laid over food on a counter in Kansas City, KS.

To keep cockroaches out, you should seal your food tightly in containers and get rid of leftovers and old boxes of food. Cockroaches are flat insects that can easily fit in small cracks and crevices, making their way into cabinets and slightly opened bags of food. Once they find a food source, they will continue to frequent it, so ensure edible items, like boxes of cereal, chips, rice, and crackers, are tucked and tightly sealed away.

Your pet's food can also attract scavenging roaches, especially if the food is contained within an unsealable bag. Rehome the food to a sealed container to deter roaches.

3. Wash your dishes immediately after using them.

Dead cockroaches laying by the sink in De Soto, KS.

Because cockroaches can hide in small crevices and cracks, they can wait until nightfall to come out and eat the food off of the unwashed dishes in your sink. The food can also spill onto the bottom of your sink if the dishes remain unwashed and create another area for cockroaches to feast on. For this reason, it's incredibly important that you don't leave any unwashed cutlery, silverware, or dishes out. Instead, wash the items immediately to make the task more manageable and to keep the dishes and food from piling up.

4. Schedule a perimeter pest control service to keep the cockroaches away.

Technician spraying perimeter pesticide treatment to a home in Olathe, KS.

Lastly, you can schedule a perimeter pest control service to prevent cockroaches from making their way inside your home or business. When you hire a professional company to complete this treatment, they will use effective pesticides to create a barrier around your building that cockroaches won't be able to penetrate. This way, they won't be able to make their way inside! What's more, a perimeter pest control service usually includes multiple treatments, and each one is applied before the previous one wears off, so there won't be a lapse in coverage.

A perimeter pest control service can keep away spiders, ants, earwigs, pillbugs, fleas, ticks, and many other insects.

Call us today to schedule our perimeter pest control service!

If you noticed cockroaches scurrying around inside your home or business, call us today at (913) 209-3320 to schedule our perimeter pest control service. At Green Again Lawn, we have the skills, experience, and equipment to keep your property protected from these insects. We service residential, commercial, and HOA properties in Shawnee, Overland Park, Lenexa, and surrounding areas in Kansas.