What attracts water bugs/cockroaches into your home and how do you keep them out?

18 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    Water bugs and cockroaches are 2 different things. German cockroaches are smaller, lighter colored and they appear at unclean places while other types are present because of the hot and humid climate where there are no cold winters. That's why Florida is totally flooded with them compared to Washington state or Illinois. So the weather is also a major factor.

  • 2 months ago

    Moisture and food

  • 2 months ago

    Messy unclean furniture, dirt, wet floors just make sure to clean up if u dont want any bugs walking around ur house

  • 2 months ago

    If your home is having an open space in your home which connects outside then bugs can come inside. Use the spray to kill them.

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  • 2 months ago

    avoid living with travelling salesmen

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    If the door is open, they walk on in.

    So closing the door and windows or screening them will keep the bugs out.

  • 2 months ago

    same thing homeless people want food and a home to stay in, while you do all the work

  • F
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Clean up food particles better.

  • 2 months ago

    Make sure there are no holes inside or outside the house, clean up and don’t leave food and rubbish around.

  • 3 months ago

    We're in a 12 story apartment building - in the summer the trash rooms in the basement can get infested, but we've never had one make it into an upstairs unit. Of course, we have professional pest control: they treat the trash rooms and perimiter of the building with spray 4 times a year. We don't want sprays in our living areas - all they do is put a dab of "goo" on all the water pipes coming through any walls: laundry, kitchen, bathrooms, etc. Apparently the roaches like to travel through the building on the pipes . . . they eat the goo and take it home with them. As said, never had one in our unit in 10 years.

    We are carefull: don't leave anything edible out, rinse all dishes and put them in the washer, rinse all the cans & bottles we collect for recyling, kitchen trash/garbage can has a tight fitting lid. Apparently the darn things can smell/detect anything edible.

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