How to keep cockroaches off dog food

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Once you’ve taken the time to find the best food for your furry friend, you’ll want to ensure proper storage to keep quality throughout the period. However, if you have a pest problem in your home it can be a challenge. Go over to for more information on caring for your pooch.

In order to keep your dog food away from cockroaches, you need to implement some strategies to restrict their access to your dog’s food. Again, you want to avoid contamination that could lead to serious health problems.

Below are ways you can keep cockroaches out of your dog food.

Proper storage

Where and how you store your dog food has a direct impact on the access cockroaches have to your dog food. Some people store dog food in garages or on a random floor area so that cockroaches can easily access the food.

The best approach is to find a convenient, yet safe, closet to store your dog’s food in. You can free up one of your kitchen cabinets or shelves for your dog’s food and treats. In this way, it is easy to monitor a pest infestation and combat it in a timely manner.

Keep the food covered

Most dog foods come in secure Ziploc bags or in lockable containers. If you want to keep the food in the original packaging, make sure that the seal is always in place. This will keep the roaches out of the food while preventing contamination from other elements.

Whenever possible, consider getting an inexpensive container with a tight seal for the dog food. Remember that cockroaches can eat into the package and still access the food; A more permanent solution would therefore be a high-quality, indestructible container for your dog food.

Clean up spills

You are expected to spill a few croquettes of your dog food during meals. While you can assume and leave it to clean water, you might be allowing cockroaches to access your dog’s food, especially if you leave the spilled liquids near the food package.

Remove leftover food from bowls

Your furry friend may have had enough to eat and left a few nibbles on the bowl. You may have a tendency to let the food sit overnight so your dog can eat the next day. However, this could invite roaches into your home and ultimately access your dog’s food.

Clean your dog’s bowls daily and keep leftovers safe. You can keep an extra container to hold your dog’s leftovers to replenish the next day. Make sure your dog’s feeding area is clean and free of any scraps of food that will attract cockroaches.

Keep the food bowls elevated

When your dog’s food bowls are on the floor, cockroaches have easier access than when the bowls are raised. Get a food bowl stand and keep the bowls off the floor. You can improvise with a wooden board to lift the bowls off the floor.

Roaches can be annoying, and the last thing you want is for your dog to come across a cockroach in their food. These tips can help keep cockroaches out of dog food so it is healthy and safe for your dog.


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