There are many species of Cockroach, about 3500 species worldwide. The most common being the German Cockroach. Cockroaches love damp and warm areas. They will likely cluster in damp and warm areas in kitchens, bathrooms, and other living areas.
Like all other pests, they require food, harborage and a water source. Cockroaches are nocturnal and will usually search for food at night, this is the time you will usually notice cockroach activity. Cockroaches are attracted to areas with food debris and can enter the home through the tiniest crack.
Cockroaches breed rapidly. Every female cockroach can hatch 40 eggs at a time and can hatch as many as 6 times per year, creating as many as 400 during her lifetime. Once cockroaches begin to breed it can become difficult to reduce their population. They are among the most resilient insects.
They quickly develop resistance to pesticides and pest control methods. Cockroaches can also live without human food, they can live off of leather, glue, and even dried skin. They can live many months without a food source, which makes starving them nearly impossible.
Cockroaches can cause a myriad of health problems, including asthma. Some people are allergic to cockroaches. They can also spread disease and even parasites by transporting these agents on their body. They can contaminate food supplies and utensils during travel.
They have been known to cause skin rashes, and test have show that people have developed skin rashes when they come in contact with any cockroach. Cockroaches have a distinct scent that has been known to trigger allergy symptoms in children.
Children and the elderly are especially vulnerable to developing allergies and asthma as a result to exposure to cockroaches. Certain treatment methods can also spread the infestation.
It is important that treatment is done by a professional so that the infestation doesn't disperse and eventually get bigger. There are a few ways to make your home least attractive to cockroaches.
Our approach to cockroach control is simple, but effective. Technicians have full knowledge of cockroach habits and biology. Please give us a call today to find out about our Cockroach Treatment Options.
Cockroaches are attracted to food. They also love moisture. Kitchens provide both food and water sources, so cockroaches will be attracted to these areas.
How can I tell if I have a cockroach infestation?
Cockroaches are small and brown. They are about the size of a fingernail and will likely be seen at night, although they can be seen anytime of day. To verify that you have a cockroach infestation, please give us a call to schedule an inspection.
What attracts cockroaches?
As stated before mice need food, harborage, and water. If you have lots of food and water openly available cockroaches are more likely to enter and inhabit your home.
How long does it take to get rid of cockroaches?
There is no set time to get rid of cockroaches. It depends of the level of infestation and each case is different.
How can I prevent getting cockroaches again?
Make sure to keep your home clean and free of food debris that attract cockroaches. Don't leave food unrefrigerated overnight. Also, keep your kitchen clean overnight, because cockroaches are nocturnal they will search for food at night.
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