Shelf Paper Is Loved By This Creepy Insect

October 22, 2018

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Shelf paper can really jazz up your cabinet shelves, elevate countertops and even create a masterful backsplash and all for around $8 a roll!  A Pretty wise investment with a sinister dark side that is guaranteed to creep you out.  Apparently cockroaches love shelf paper. While roaches will feast upon food crumbs left out, they're quite resourceful in finding other food sources like clothing, leather, decaying wood and even human waste.  Come to find out cockroaches love to eat paper and glue, so shelf paper, or contact paper, is a Las Vegas 24-hour, all-you-can-eat buffet and a food source you don't want around your kitchenware. To add insult to the situation, once they've enjoyed a full meal of shelf paper, they often will use the now-glue-free area to breed. But don't freak out just yet. Shelf paper isn't likely to cause an infestation, but it won't help if you already have an insect problem. However you can ensure your shelf paper isn't a neon buffet sign by applying it correctly.  Measure the shelf paper for the surface you will cover and ensure that there are no wrinkles or other imperfections. Once it is installed, keep the surface clean of food debris and quickly remove liquid spills. You also want to periodically check the edges of the contact paper to make sure that is still securely attached to the surface you placed it on.

SOURCE: Apartment Therapy

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