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How can I prevent cockroaches from coming in my house?

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  • Seal all food in jars or plastic containers. If cockroaches don't find anything to eat, they may go elsewhere.
  • Keep your kitchen and dining room clean. Keep a lid on your kitchen trash.
  • Don't leave your pet's food out in a bowl.
  • Reduce clutter.
  • Check pipes for leaks under sinks and in the basement. Cockroaches like damp places.
  • Use cockroach baits. Boric acid may help. Make sure to keep baits away from children or pets.

From: Nasal Allergy Trigger: Cockroaches WebMD Medical Reference

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American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Cockroach Allergy Information."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "What Is Cockroach Allergy?"

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 30, 2019

SOURCES:

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Cockroach Allergy Information."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "What Is Cockroach Allergy?"

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 30, 2019

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