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What can I do to get rid of roaches? Roaches prefer the warm climate found in Arizona, are highly adaptable to insecticides and will eat anything from sweets to paper glue. Roaches are often spotted in tubs because after they gain entrance to the home, they use the drains as a source of drinking water. However, if the drains are allowed to dry out from non-use, the roach may use your dry drainage pipes to gain entry into your home. Here are some preventative steps:
- Cover your drains when not in use. They can dry out and provide a network of entry into your home.
- Run water down your drains at least once a week or pour ½ cup of bleach down drains that are not used often to keep the p-trap (the u-shaped pipe under your sinks and tubs) from drying out.
- Regularly treat the areas inside and outside your homes with commercial or professional strength insecticide treatments.
- Check boxes and cartons brought into your home from storage. A roach can flatten its body to the thickness of a dime in order to enter a tight space.