Unfortunately, our homes provide the ideal living conditions for cockroaches. Cockroaches have simple needs: food, warmth, moisture and shelter. Our homes have all of those things.

Dirty homes, in particular, offer the perfect conditions for cockroaches. Cockroaches are attracted to food that has been left out on the counter, dirty dishes in the sink, and crumbs laying on the floor. They are also attracted to moisture, such as from a leaky pipe underneath a bathroom sink or a wet bathmat on the floor.

While having a dirty house can extend a cockroach’s stay, having a clean one won’t guarantee that you won’t get them. Cockroaches and their eggs can come into your home in a number of ways, including through cracks, crevices, vents and pipes, and even on things like grocery bags, purses, boxes and shoes.

To help prevent a cockroach infestation, keep your home — specifically your kitchen — as tidy as possible. Put all food into your refrigerator or an airtight container after every meal, and wipe up any crumbs.

Cockroaches are nocturnal creatures, which means you may not see them until there is a serious problem. If you suspect an infestation its best to urgently contact a professional pest control company. Kallvest’s team of highly skilled and experienced Pest Control Service Personnel are available to make your pest problems vanish before they become a nightmare!

Contact Kallvest at pestcontrol@kallvest.co.za for an obligation free quote and make your pesky pest problems a thing of the past.