Did you know there are over 4,000 different species of cockroaches in the world and 55 species are found in America? These insects are notorious for infiltrating homes, diving into your food, and setting up shop next to your waterspouts. Allow us to answer FAQs about cockroach pest control and cockroaches in general:
1. Are cockroaches nocturnal pests?
Yes! Cockroaches prefer dark, damp areas to live, eat, and breed. This makes nighttime the best time for them to scurry through your home. You will likely find them hiding or scavenging in these places:
- Behind refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves, and ovens
- In cabinets, drawers, cracks, crevices
- Under sinks and garbage cans
- Near leaky pipes, faucets, and food preparation areas
2. Will cockroaches hurt humans?
They won’t bite or sting humans like other insects; however, they can taint food and cause allergic reactions in some people. Cockroaches travel through sewer pipes and drains or live in dirty places like the attic or garage. If they reach your food, the bacteria and germs on their legs can transmit to your food. Further, as they shed their skin, saliva, or droppings, the particles can irritate a person’s immune system causing an allergic reaction.
3. Why are roaches attracted to my clean home?
Unfortunately, even clean homes will attract cockroaches because they have water and food in them! Cockroaches have a keen sense of smell, so they will go to great lengths to find crumbs, grease, non-food items, and water. Keeping your home clean is a great way to minimize cockroach infestations, but additional cockroach pest control is necessary.
4. How do I get cockroaches out of hiding?
When a cockroach senses a predator (humans or bigger mammals/insects) approaching, it will run as quickly as possible to the nearest hiding spot. Unfortunately, once they’re tucked inside their hiding spot, it is unlikely they’ll come out willingly! The proven way to force cockroaches out of hiding is by spraying a cockroach pest control concoction near the area. Our proven cockroach pest control methods and products will eliminate infestations.
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