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How can I keep roaches out of my home?

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To keep roaches outside of your home:

  • Seal cracks and crevices.
  • Fix leaks in pipes and faucets.
  • Try not to leave wet towels on the floor. Roaches thrive on water.
  • Store food in tightly sealed containers.
  • Keep your dishes clean.
  • Hire an exterminator if you need to.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI.org): "Tips to Remember: Indoor Allergens."

CDC: "Facts About Mold and Dampness."

MedlinePlus: "Indoor Allergies Common in Winter."

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research: "Allergy-Proof Your House."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on June 22, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI.org): "Tips to Remember: Indoor Allergens."

CDC: "Facts About Mold and Dampness."

MedlinePlus: "Indoor Allergies Common in Winter."

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research: "Allergy-Proof Your House."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on June 22, 2019

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