Roaches: An Overview

Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to pest control. Thus, the more you know about roaches, the more successful you will be at keeping them out of your home or if they have already invaded, then the more successful you will be at getting rid of them and keeping them away.

cockroaches Jan 1There are multiple types of roaches including the Brown Banded Cockroach, American Cockroach, Madagascar Hissing Cockroach, German Cockroach, Smokey Brown Cockroach and Oriental Cockroach. The cockroaches, typically can measure up to 2 inches in length. Though, the tropical species can be larger than the cockroaches found in any other climate. They have 6 legs, 2 antennae and some have wings. Most winged cockroaches, though, don’t fly well.

The cockroaches can be found in decaying organic material. They can also be found invading homes and other places where humans live, work and play. Unfortunately, cockroaches can carry different diseases, which can be a big problem because they are often found in the kitchen by water or where there is food.

Sometimes, cockroaches make sounds. For example, the Madagascar hissing cockroach is one of the loudest. You might hear other cockroaches click or chirp. They also can emit nasty odors, as well as transmit diseases through their feces.

These pesky pests come into your home in a variety of ways. They might find their way in through a crack or a crevice. They might use a vent, sewer or drain pipe to come inside. They can even come inside homes on things like grocery sacks or purses. They love homes that have food to feast on and water. They also like warmth.

Roaches present several problems once they have taken up residence in your home. One of the problems is that they reproduce very quickly. Another problem is that they are nocturnal, so you may not ever see them until they are overcrowded. Also, the debris from their skins, feces, and dead bodies are likely to cause issues with allergies and asthma. Further, their feces can spread disease.

So, what do you do if you see roaches in your home? How do you get rid of them? There are solutions at the hardware store for taking care of roaches. You could try all of the solutions until you find the right one. But, that may end up costing you more than you need to spend. Plus, it will take a lot of time to try each treatment. A better solution for your time and money would be to call pest control. A pest control specialist will be able to get rid of the roaches that have invaded your home on the first try. Then they can give you more tips on keeping the roaches at bay once they are gone.



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