Cockroaches have existed since before humans. Today, with about 4,000 species of cockroaches, these pests have realized that the human home is a perfect living environment. Full of food, water, warmth, and plenty of nesting space, your home is an ideal cockroach breeding ground during every season. Cockroaches can enter from almost any part of your home and if you spot one inside, there most likely are many more hidden in the walls.
It is tricky to spot a cockroach because they are tiny and nocturnal. Most home pest species are about one inch long (the size of a fingernail). Their bodies have six legs, two antennae, and sometimes wings.
The biggest threat cockroaches present to your home is the ability to carry disease. As decomposers they dwell near garbage and rotting food. Additionally, their shedding skin, dead bodies, and fecal matter can often aggravate allergies or asthma.
Cockroaches are difficult to defeat. They are hard to find and their eggs naturally resist most insecticides. These bugs are survivors that can hold their breath for 40 minutes, live without water for two weeks, and survive without food for a month.
You can prevent a cockroach infestation by simply washing al your dishes, keep food sealed and off your counters, and taking the garbage out daily. However, if you find cockroaches in your home, contact our experts right away. We can come asses your situation, give you a free estimate to eliminate cockroaches in your home or office and start the removal process right away.
For more information or to speak to an exterminator, dial (410) 834-0134