Roaches: Facts, Identification & Control

No one wants to see a cockroach scurry across their floor, cabinet or counter top. However, if you find yourself in this predicament, you may have many questions about these household pests. Learning more about these bugs will help you to better control them and keep them out of your home.

How Do Cockroaches Enter a Home?

Cockroaches can enter your home in a number of ways. They can come in if you leave a door open or have gaps under your door. Cockroaches can climb through pipes, entering your home through sinks and toilets. And cockroaches and their eggs can attach themselves to clothing or luggage, should they present in a room while you are traveling. Evaluate all of these Cockroach Entrances to determine how cockroaches are entering your home.

What Is Their Ideal Breeding Environment?

The ideal breeding environment for cockroaches is a dark, cool location. A location that is less traveled by humans, but close to food and water is ideal.

How Do Cockroaches Reproduce?

Cockroach Reproduction is not tricky. The mother cockroach drops a case that is carrying cockroach eggs. Typically, this sack is dropped close to a food source so when the eggs hatch, the babies can readily find food. Unfortunately, these sacks are camouflaged well and are hard to spot to the untrained eye.

Are There Any Health Hazards Associated With Cockroaches?

When you are dealing with any unwanted pests you always run the risk of health issues. Cockroaches shed shells, which can be potentially hazardous to those with breathing problems. Also, their droppings have been known to carry salmonella, which could potentially cause death.

How Can I Get Rid of Cockroaches in My Home?

Getting rid of cockroaches is tricky because they can live for weeks without food. Finding out how they enter your home and sealing off that entrance, keeping your house clean and keeping food sealed will eventually help you to rid these pests from your home. However, if you can afford to do so, or if the infestation is bad, it is best to call a pest control company who can use pesticides that are toxic to the cockroaches, killing them much quicker than you would be able to do on your own.

Unfortunately, cockroaches love to stay hidden in homes. This means if you see one, there’s a good chance there are many more lurking behind the walls or in your cabinets. Learning more about cockroaches and Roach Pest Control will help you to protect your home from these bugs and know what to do should you already find your home infested.