No one likes to see these guys around. Cockroaches are arguably the worst pests to have. They are dirty, hard to kill, and can get into the smallest places. They like to hang around waste as they are excellent at decomposing organic material. Because Cockroaches tend to hang around waste deposits they often carry various diseases. They bring these diseases into the home and in the kitchen. They can be quite harmful when they get into food sources.
Cockroaches tend to be bigger in warmer more humid areas of the world. However, they tend to have the same patterns where ever you find them. When you see the first cockroach in your home it is important that you call us right away. They are the easiest to take care of before they start to reproduce. It is a lot easier to prevent an invasion than it is to stop one.
Cockroaches can enter your home in many different ways. They can sneak in through cracks and crevices, crawl through vents and even up drain and sewer pipes. It is important to not give them a reason to enter your home. Make sure the floors are clean of crumbs and other food particles, this includes under big appliances such as a fridge or oven. Clean out your kitchen sink and make sure your garbage disposal is clean. The last thing you can do is to make sure you have no leaking pipes.
The ideal breeding ground for many types of cockroaches is home. There is plenty of food, water and warmth. They can breed all year round.
Cockroaches are nocturnal and if you did see one during the day it is likely that it was pushed out due to over crowding. This could be a sign that you have a severe infestation problem. Cockroaches are really good at hiding and their eggs are naturally protected from chemicals. It is a loosing battle to fight cockroaches alone. Give us a call and we will have them taken care of.
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