Costa Del Sol Cockroach Warning

Costa Del Sol Cockroach Warning. Experts are warning of increased numbers and more frequent home invasions.

Costa Del Sol Cockroach Warning

Costa Del Sol Cockroach Warning

The National Association of Environmental Health Companies (ANECPLA) has warned of a steep ride in the number of cockroaches on the Costa Del Sol this summer.  Heavier rainfall than normal during the spring and a sudden rise in temperatures is leading to the bugs breeding more rapidly than usual.

The increased  heat and humidity means that cockroaches, which are usually nocturnal, will venture out in search of food and water sources even during daylight hours.  Residents are being advised to cover up cracks in buildings and remove sources of water and food in their homes which could attract cockroaches.

Cockroaches can contaminate food as they spread disease and infections, including salmonella and dysentery.


Cockroach Prevention Tips

  • Clear all waste food and liquid spillage – clean up food debris from food preparation areas, under sinks and appliances. Empty the rubbish on a daily basis and keep all garbage or compost in sealed bins.
  • Eliminate food sources – store dry foods in tightly sealed containers or in sealed plastic bags and do not leave food sitting out on counters. Do not leave liquids in sinks or buckets.
  • Remove pet food – and drink and litter trays before nightfall.
  • Rinse cans, bottles and plastics – before putting them in recycling bins.
  • De-clutter – remove old stacks of newspapers and magazines, unused cardboard boxes and all other forms of clutter from the floor or bottom of cupboards. Cockroaches release an aggregation pheromone in their droppings telling others they have found a safe harborage.
  • Varnish or paint wood shelves – to seal them, and wipe them clean regularly.
  • Seal entry points – to deny access to cockroaches. Key risks are gaps around pipes, drains and common walls with neighboring properties when dealing with German, Oriental and American cockroaches. Even tiny cracks around skirting boards and behind electrical sockets should be plugged to reduce potential hiding areas.

Published: 06.06.2018

Written by Dave James

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Costa Del Sol Cockroach Warning

Costa Del Sol Cockroach Warning

Costa Del Sol Cockroach Warning
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