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10 Cockroach Hiding Spaces


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Kitchens
Kitchen sinks and dishwashers are attractive to cockroaches, as are any spots with traces of food particles.
Kitchen sinks and dishwashers are attractive to cockroaches, as are any spots with traces of food particles.
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Whether day or night, cockroaches aren't just hiding in the places mentioned in the kitchen; typically, they're all over the place because of the abundant moisture and food. Sinks and dishwashers or countertop dish draining mats are attractive to the bugs, as are any spots on floors, cabinets, appliance surfaces and furniture with traces of food particles.

Most of the time roaches will wait until nightfall or lights-out to race around in plain sight, but some of the bolder varieties will just run across your path in broad daylight. Those hiding in drawers are particularly bothersome because they deposit bacteria on silverware and cooking utensils. Treating these storage areas before filling them and again at regular intervals can control or eliminate the problem. Even mixing roach-killing powders in solutions used for washing floors and appliances will help considerably in most cases. It is important to use caution and keep any insecticide poisons away from your dishes and utensils, though.


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