You’ve only seen a few cockroaches in your home during the day, so you probably think you don’t have a cockroach problem. Think again! Cockroaches are nocturnal, and if you’ve seen one during the day, it very likely means that these roaches were forced out by overcrowding, and that could be a sign that you have a serious infestation.
Early Warning Signs
Cockroaches can live anywhere in your home, which unfortunately provides an ideal environment and breeding ground because the home offers nesting sites, water and warmth. This means that cockroaches can stay active all year round and this cozy environment means they reproduce quickly. Roaches prefer to live in the dark and are a common home infestation problem, but also one of the most stubborn to get rid of for all of these reasons.
Don’t ignore the signs that you have a cockroach problem
Getting Into Your Home
Roaches enter your home through pipes, the sewer and any crack or crevice. They can even hide in grocery bags you bring home. The skin they shed and their droppings—not to mention all the dead roaches—can complicate allergies. It is important to keep food sources sealed because cockroaches that crawl through an open cereal box or bag of chips can deposit bacteria like salmonella or E. coli in your food. Yuck! Roaches are also carriers of disease because they tend to migrate to waste deposits in your home, like kitchen and bathrooms, where they walk across contaminated surfaces and then carry germs to other places in your home.
Just remember for every roach you see, there are likely many more hiding in your walls. If you see a roach or see feces or egg casings, you probably have an infestation. Roaches can also emit a musty, oily smell that is also a sign of infestation. Many people try the do-it-yourself option, but it is important to know that cockroach eggs are very resilient and many over-the-counter products are not effective on the eggs. Roaches can also quickly develop a resistance to pesticides.
Importance of Pest Control
This is why hiring a professional like Pest Control is so important. Keeping roaches at bay is an ongoing process and not a one-and-done treatment. We will assess your home and design a specific program just for you. Depending on how large your infestation is and the species of roach you have will determine the length of time needed to get rid of these pests. Whatever your situation, we have the specialized equipment, insecticides and knowledge to eliminate your roach problem for good! Contact Us!