Besides food, water is the most crucial factor in the life of a cockroaches. The only thing they fear more than thirst is the bottom of your shoes. Cockroaches can outlast a couple of days without food if they have a stable supply of water, but thirst will kill them quickly. If you living in an area that’s usually wet and you’re experiencing a drought or a dry spell, cockroaches will come into your house seeking water and shade.
You will be able to stop their encroachment by removing any stagnant water and other spilled liquids. Do not allow filthy dish water or a glass of water lying around in you house. Tighten up any leakages in your bathroom or kitchen sink; be sure that your toilette lid is firmly placed on the bowl. Even though the roach possibly able to slip underneath the toilet lid, your toilette is designed with an over-hang lip so that bugs will fall in the water whenever they try to climb out of the bowl.
Under your refrigerator there’s a pan that catches excess moisture. Make sure to clean the pan on a regular basis and keep them dry. Take time to move your refrigerator sporadically and clean the floor below it. Inevitably you will find a crumb of food or 2, and that is a feast for the cockroaches: a warm dark eating house where dozens of bugs can crowd in. Another reservoir of moisture is your pets’ drinking bowl. Dry out the floor around these bowls sporadically: the drips from your pets’ mouths may become a cockroach playground.
If you have cans or tires in your back yard be sure that it is free from moisture. Not only do cockroaches congregate around these items but they’re also a breeding ground for deadly mosquitoes. If you can not take away these objects then check them for water frequently. In addition to be sure that the lowland areas of your yard are free of clutter just in case water builds up in them. You can can also use gravel,sand, or topsoil to fill these lowland areas in.