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5 Ways to Cockroach-Proof Your Home Before Going On Holiday

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Summer in Dubai tends to be challenging for most. Many opt to escape the intense heat for a brief respite by going to cooler places for a holiday. However, the soaring temperatures and humidity create ideal conditions for unwelcome guests like cockroaches to make a comeback. In such a situation, it is best to get cockroach pest control done by professionals.

So how do you make sure that you don’t come back from your idyllic vacation to a cockroach-infested reality? We talked to our pest control partners about how you can ensure that your home stays roach-free while you’re away. They shared 5 important tips with us:

1. Clean up before you leave

Packing and preparing for your holiday can be mess-inducing – but make sure that you do a thorough cleanup before you leave. Wipe down surfaces to remove food crumbs, clean your kitchen, and take out the trash. Any debris or food waste left in your trash can for a few weeks will invite cockroaches.

2. Don’t leave food lying around

Your kitchen can be a breeding ground for cockroaches if you tend to leave leftover food out. Ensure you safely seal or cover any fruits and vegetables and keep them in the fridge. Seal dry food items in airtight containers. Especially exercise caution with any cooked food items; store them in the freezer or the refrigerator.

3. Fix leaks and drains

Before you leave, make sure to fix any dripping taps or clogged drains that leave pools of water in your kitchen or bathroom. Cockroaches need water to live as well and standing water will attract them to your home.

4. Clear paper waste

If you tend to hoard empty boxes, cartons, or newspapers, clear them out. Dark and dry spaces are potential homes for cockroaches.

5. Seal cracks and crevices

Living in an apartment often means dealing with unwanted crawling visitors, possibly due to a nearby infestation. To keep them out while you’re away, seal the crack under your door with duct tape or a rubber stopper before leaving. You may also do so with windows.

These preventive measures will go a long way to ensure that you don’t have unwelcome occupants when you return after your relaxing vacation.

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However, if you have already spotted cockroaches in your home, don’t wait for it to become a full-blown infestation! Get quotes for a professional cockroach treatment in the UAE – they come with guarantees of up to 6 months of a cockroach-free home.

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