How to properly get rid of cockroaches in the kitchen according to pest control professionals

Nobody wants to discover a cockroach hiding in their cabinets. They’re unattractive, they can worsen asthma and allergies, and they make your kitchen look less hygienic.

We spoke to pest control professionals about the best ways to get rid of cockroaches in the kitchen, as well as preventative measures to stop them from coming back. Pest control experts gave us the best tips on how to eliminate cockroaches from the kitchen. They also provided cleaning instructions and preventative measures to keep them away.

You can use a variety of methods to eliminate cockroaches naturally. There are also special products designed to kill the roaches, their eggs, and larvae.

How to Get Rid of Cockroaches in the Kitchen

If you see a cockroach running across the floor of your kitchen, there are likely more lurking. Matt Smith, a pest control expert, explains that cockroaches like to hide in dark places because they enjoy the pressure. They only come out to eat and move from hiding place to hiding place.

Homes & GardensWhile there are endless areas of the home we could spend time clearing and organizing, we feel the refrigerator is one of the most important. It may be tempting to stuff as much into the refrigerator as possible when you return from the store. However, organizing your fridge properly will result in less waste and more storage. This will prevent you from storing items in your icebox unnecessarily and reduce the amount of food that is wasted across the country.


As mentioned above, cockroaches often find their way into our homes through small cracks and openings. These include areas around baseboards, cabinets, windows, and flooring. They then linger in spots where they won’t be disturbed. So seal up any crevices in your kitchen, as these may be providing shortcuts into your home.


Cleaning the kitchen regularly will help to deter cockroaches, so be extra vigilant in wiping down surfaces, getting rid of crumbs and spills, and cleaning kitchen cabinets. The fewer tight corners, the better, so some decluttering and organization are sure to help.

‘Vacuuming regularly can also help remove any eggs or cockroaches that have made their way into your kitchen,’ adds Lauren Doss from Nashville Maids.

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