Home › Blog › 4 Areas Of Your Home That Cockroaches Prefer

4 Areas Of Your Home That Cockroaches Prefer

With warm weather conditions year-round, it’s easy to see why cockroaches in Las Vegas feel right at home. However, some areas are more susceptible to cockroach infestation than others, and knowing which areas to focus on is crucial to complete cockroach prevention.

Known for their ability to eat almost anything and live almost anywhere, cockroaches look for three things in a place to nest: access to food, moisture, and heat. Unfortunately, your home provides all three of these resources in abundance, making your home the perfect place for cockroaches to nest and mate.

In this blog, we’ll take a look into the areas of your home most susceptible to an infestation so that you can know how to prevent one from occurring. 

an oriental cockroach crawling in a kitchen

The Kitchen

When people are dealing with a cockroach infestation, the kitchen is typically where they look first. The kitchen has everything a cockroach needs: cupboards and drawers full of food, sinks that provide moisture and darkness, and other areas to obtain food like pet bowls and dirty dishes.

Cockroaches particularly like sweets, so sugar bowls, sticky spills, and open cereal boxes pull them out of hiding. Keep food in tightly sealed containers (especially food on the pantry floor), and make sure to clean up any spills or crumbs immediately to reduce the chance of cockroaches.

The Bathroom

Bathrooms are also a popular destination for cockroaches in Las Vegas. These pests will dine on soap, hair, and just about anything found in the trash. Bathtub and sink drains give cockroaches ready access to water and a suitable hiding place.

If you want to keep roaches from infesting your bathrooms, make sure to clean up any water spills or standing water and fix leaky sinks in the bathrooms throughout your home.

The Attic

Attics are a perfect place for cockroaches to thrive. This area typically stays dark, quiet, and undisturbed. Food options are abundant for cockroaches to choose from; whether it’s cardboard boxes, documents, or photographs in an album, they will find something to eat.

With this in mind, be sure to clean and declutter your attic regularly, storing items in sealable plastic containers.

The Backyard

The backyard is an all-you-can-eat-buffet for roaches. Everyone enjoys a beautiful sunny day in the backyard. Unfortunately, the average summer temperatures in Las Vegas are very roach-friendly, and after a summer rain, they thrive. Cockroaches quench their thirst in puddles, flower pots, or pet bowls and have an abundance of food from damp compost piles, gardening tools, and trash cans.

You can reduce the chances of an infestation in your backyard by eliminating all food and water sources as best you can. Remove standing water containers and piles of debris and compost that provide food and shelter.

Call The Professionals

Once a cockroach infestation begins, it can be very difficult to eradicate and nearly impossible to do without professional help. As long as cockroaches have food, water, and shelter, they can stay in a place indefinitely, breeding as they go. Once you’ve had enough DIY methods, call Anver Pest Control.

Anver Pest Control offers the best pest control in the Las Vegas area. When cockroaches make your house their home, call Anver Pest Control to kick them to the curb. Call today for a free home inspection!

Check to see if your home qualifies for the $29 initial service? Take our 30-second survey & and find out!